Full Name
Anthony Finkelstein
Job Title
City, University of London
Brief Biography
Anthony Finkelstein is the President of City, University of London, and Professor of Software Systems Engineering.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also a Member of Academia Europaea, a Fellow of City & Guilds of London Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI (the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies). He has an Honorary DSc from City, University of London, and from the University of Bradford. He is an Honorary Fellow of UCL. He was granted the title of Knight Bachelor in the New Year's Honours 2022 for public service. He was previously appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to computer science and engineering.

He is a member of Council of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Chair of the Police Science Council established by the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).

Until taking up the role of President he was Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to HM Government, a senior strategic and operational role that involves leadership of science, research, and innovation across the UK's national security community. Whilst undertaking this role he retained a position at University College London (UCL) and as a Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for AI and data science, of which he was a founding trustee.

Prior to this, he was Dean of UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and before that Head of UCL Department of Computer Science. He held a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at UCL, having started his career at Imperial College, Department of Computing.
Anthony Finkelstein