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Welcome to my personal site!

I am an academic in cyber security; exploring secure software development practice, offensive cyber operations, and computational agency (including machine learning and AI). I have a wide and intersectional interest in the social sciences, (post)colonial studies, and computer science, that help inform my thinking in security and computation (hence the name of this website and blog).

In October 2020, I will be an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow at Durham University, UK for 3 years. I will be exploring the interface between decision, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. For more information see my post here.

My current academic position is in the Bristol Cyber Security Group at the University of Bristol, where I am a Research Associate (PostDoc) on the project Software Developers’ Everyday Practices: Exploring How Security ‘Works’. I also hold a simultaneous Research Affiliate position at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Oxford.

Outside of formal academic appointments, I am an editor of the academic journal, Digital Geography and Society, and contribute to various arenas of cyber security debate. Previously, I have been a visiting fellow at the Dynamics of Security collaborative research centre in central Germany and I completed a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford in October 2019.

You can also find me on Twitter @DrAndrewDwyer or contact me via my Bristol email at andrew[.]dwyer[at]bristol[dot]ac[dot]uk.