|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (December 2015)|
28 July 1959 |
|Institutions||Imperial College London
National Institute of Informatics
University College London
|Alma mater||University of Bradford
London School of Economics
Royal College of Art
|Thesis||The application of information systems analysis to the activity of the design of complex systems (1985)|
|Doctoral advisor||Richard B. Langdon|
|Known for||requirements engineering software development processes|
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Anthony Charles Wiener Finkelstein, FREng (born 28 July 1959) is a British software engineer. He is Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to HM Government. His research is based at the Alan Turing Institute and he holds a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL).
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).
His scientific work is in the broad area of software development tools and processes. 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. He is a member of the Board of the NHS Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Singapore National Research Foundation.
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, Chief Operating Officer and Director General at the Department of Health (United Kingdom). His father, the late Ludwik Finkelstein FREng OBE, was a Professor Emeritus of Measurement and Instrumentation. He is married and has two sons.
He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng). 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. In 2013 he received the Outstanding Service Award from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
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