Anthony Finkelstein

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Anthony Finkelstein
Born (1959-07-28) 28 July 1959 (age 56)
London, UK
Residence Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Fields Software Engineering
Institutions Imperial College London
National Institute of Informatics
University College London[1]
Alma mater University of Bradford
London School of Economics
Royal College of Art[1]
Thesis The application of information systems analysis to the activity of the design of complex systems (1985)
Doctoral advisor Richard B. Langdon[2]
Known for requirements engineering software development processes

Anthony Charles Wiener Finkelstein, FREng[3] (born 28 July 1959)[1] is a British software engineer. He is Professor of Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL) and Dean of the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences.

Early life[edit]

Anthony Finkelstein was born on the 28th of July 1959. During his youth he was educated at University College School, the University of Bradford (BEng), the London School of Economics (MSc) and the Royal College of Art (PhD, 1985).

Academic career[edit]

His scientific work is in the broad area of software development tools and processes.[4] He has also worked on applications of systems modelling in the life sciences.

He has served on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and was founder editor of Automated Software Engineering.

He was appointed in 2013 as a Member of Council of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, MP.[5]

He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.

Personal life[edit]

He is a grandson of Alfred Wiener, founder of the Wiener Library and a brother of the peer, Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Executive Editor of The Times and of Tamara Finkelstein, Director of Public Services at HM Treasury. His father, the late Ludwik Finkelstein FREng OBE, was a Professor Emeritus of Measurement and Instrumentation.

He is married to Judith Fishman and has two sons.


He is an elected Fellow[6] of the Royal Academy of Engineering[7] (FREng).[8] He is also an elected Member of Academia Europaea and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS).

In 2009 he received the Oliver Lodge Medal of the IET for achievement in Information Technology.[9] In 2013 he received the Outstanding Service Award from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).[10]


  1. ^ a b c "FINKELSTEIN, Prof. Anthony Charles Wiener". Who's Who 2011. A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Anthony Finkelstein at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  4. ^ "Bibliography". DBLP. Universitaet Trier. Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
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  6. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  7. ^ "List of Fellows". 
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  9. ^ "Recipients of the IET Achievement Medals". IET Scholarships and Awards. IET. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
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