I'm Professor and Head of Computing Science at Glasgow University.
My research increases the resilience of critical infrastructures. I have advised a wide range of companies including EDF (UK), DFS (Germany), Frequentis (Austria), LVNL (Netherlands), Skyguide (Switzerland) and Thales (UK).
I was the software specialist on the SESAR scientific board advising the European Commission on the future of Air Traffic Management, comparable to the US NextGen programme and work on the cyber security of airport operations.
I have worked with the United Nations (UNICRI) on improving the cyber-security of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear facilities, including facilities in Africa and Asia, with the US Pacific Northwestern Labs and the UK National Nuclear Laboratory.
The main focus for my work 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've also worked on understanding space mission failures with NASA, the European Space Agency and the US Air Force.
In my spare time, I'm an SRU level one rugby coach with the West of Scotland juniors.
Elected to the UK Computing Research Committee.
Appointed to the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Board (SAT) in ICT.
Chaired the first IET Conference on Cyber Defence.
Keynote at SSS'16, Why We Cannot (Yet) Ensure the Cybersecurity of Safety-Critical Systems
Keynote at the Danish Civil Aviation Conference in Bodo, Norway, February 2016.
Invited talk at the EUROCONTROL workshop on Cybersecurity in Aviation, Toulouse, 23rd March 2016.
Invited talk at the SESAR launch of a cyber-security roadmap for European Air Traffic Management research, Brussels, April 12th 2016.
Working on the cyber-security of UK civil nuclear reactor programme with EDF and the CINIF industry body.
Keynote at the Australian System Safety Conference and at High Integrity Software 2015.
Invited talk for the Royal Aeronautical Society, on the urgent need for new models of regulation in aviation.
DSTL masterclass on SCADA cyber-security at Porton Down with participation from CESG/GCHQ.
Invited briefing on cyber-security and national policy - Danish Parliament.
UK safety-critical systems keynote on the cybersecurity of Nuclear and Aviation supply chains.
Invited talk at the French National Aviation University (ENAC).
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Together with Paul Casely (DSTL), I am technical co-chair for the IET International Conference on System Safety 2007-2016 and 2015 Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems (ATACCS'2015). I was co-chair for ACM HCI Aero 2014. I have served on a number of recent conference organising committees. I am on the programme committees for the following:
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 and have taught: