Chris Johnson
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Here are some Videos as an introduction to me and my work.

I'm Professor and Head of Computing Science at Glasgow University.

I help direct the Cyber Defence Labortory. The main focus for my research is at the interface between safety and security - for example, developing techniques so that we can continue to ensure safety while gathering forensic evidence in the aftermath of a cyber-attack:

I have advised a wide range of companies including EDF (UK), DFS (Germany), Frequentis (Austria), LVNL (Netherlands), Skyguide (Switzerland) and Thales (UK). In my spare time, I'm an SRU level one rugby coach with the West of Scotland juniors.


Panellist on the Naked Scientist, part of the Edinburgh Science Festival to be broadcast in May.
Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt visits my lab to speak on Deterrence in Cyber Age, BBC coverage, Guardian, Telegraph etc.
Appeared at UK Parliamentary Select Committee on Science and Technology Cybersecurity policy and the digital economy.
Summary of wider Strategic and Policy Work .
Keynote speaker at United Nations/ICAO 4th International Accident Investigators Forum, Singapore.
Two invited talks on the NIS Directive and on Socio-Technical factors in the Cyber Security of Safey Critical Systems at the NCSC CyberUK, Glasgow,

Keynote at the AIAA IEEE 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC).
International Keynote for the US Systems Safety Society.
Invited Keynote at Royal Aeronautical Society Exploitation of Electronic Data in Airworthiness and Maintenance
Keynote at Reykyavik Flight Safety Forum.
Keynote on Safety Critical Cybersecurity at 20th International Information Security Conference, ISMS, Spain.
Invited talk on Cyber Security at 2018 Singapore Air Show.
Opening keynote for Munich Airport's new Information Security Hub Offence in Aviation Cyber Security.
Panel chair for joint Dutch (NWO) - US (Dept of Homeland Security) research programme on cybersecurity.
Member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team (SAT)
Technical lead with Matt Shreeve on Department of Transport review of data inter-dependencies in UK aviation.
Working on the cyber-security of UK civil nuclear reactor programme with EDF and the CINIF industry body.
Keynote for the UK Safety-Critical Systems Symposium with Martin Sablotny.
Member of the UK British Standards Institute PAS Group on Cybersecurity for Automotive Systems.
Steering Group member of the UK Govt National Cyber Security Centre Industrial Control System CoI.


I am a member of the Systems Section within the School of Computing Science.


Recent papers:

I help to edit:
  • Journal of Aerospace Operations,
  • Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making,
  • IMechE's new Journal of Risk and Reliability,
  • I have chaired funding panels, reviewed proposals etc for Canada's WorkSafeBC, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, Danish Councils for Independent Research, Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, Dutch NWO- US Department of Homeland Security-Cyber Security Programme, European Commission (H2020 evaluator, FP7 assessor, SJU, REA), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Enterprise Ireland, the Latvian Council of Science, New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Research Council of Norway and the Foundation for Polish Science. In the UK for EPSRC, GCHQ, MRC, ESRC as well as the US NSF, The Carnegie Trust, L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science, the Royal Society.

    Together with Paul Casely (DSTL), I am technical co-chair for the IET International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security 2007-present.


    I have been a judge for the UK Distinguished Dissertations in Computing Science. I was head of our Teaching Committee and chaired the Board of Studies across our Undergraduate and M.Sc. programmes. I was nominated by my students for one of the Prizes for Excellent Teachers.

    I am an external examiner, a BCS accreditor and and have taught:

    Prof. Chris Johnson, DPhil, MSc, MA, FRSE, FBCS, CEng, CITP, Room S162, School of Computing Science, Univ. of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, Scotland.
    Tel: +44 141 330 6053, Fax: +44 141 330 4913,