Anthony Finkelstein

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Anthony Finkelstein
Born
Anthony Charles Wiener Finkelstein

(1959-07-28) 28 July 1959 (age 62)
London, England
NationalityBritish
Alma mater
Known forrequirements engineering software development processes
Children2
AwardsCBE FREng FCGI MAE CEng CITP FBCS FIET DSc
Scientific career
Fields
  • Software engineering[2]
InstitutionsImperial College London University College London Government of the United Kingdom City, University of London[1]
ThesisThe application of information systems analysis to the activity of the design of complex systems (1985)
Doctoral advisorL. Bruce Archer[3]
Websitefinkelstein.uk Edit this at Wikidata


Anthony Charles Wiener Finkelstein CBE FREng[4] (born 28 July 1959)[1] is a British engineer and computer scientist. He is the President of City, University of London. He was Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to HM Government until 2021.[5]

Education and early life[edit]

Anthony Finkelstein was born on 28 July 1959. 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).[6]

Career and research[edit]

Finkelstein's scientific work is in the broad area of software development tools and processes.[2][7][8][9][10] He has also worked on applications of systems modelling in the life sciences.

He was appointed President of City, University of London in June 2021.

He was Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to HM Government from 2015 until 2021. This is a senior role, affiliated to the Government Office for Science (GOScience) and working across the UK’s national security community.[11] During his tenure in post Finkelstein retained a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL) and a Fellowship at the Alan Turing Institute of which he was a Founder Trustee.

Prior to his government role, Finkelstein was the Head of UCL Computer Science and then Dean of the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences. He served on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He was appointed in 2013 as a Member of Council of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) by the then Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts.[12] He was appointed as the UK government's Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security in December 2015.[13]

Finkelstein is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London,[14] at the University of South Australia and formerly at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Singapore National Research Foundation and has served on the Board of the NHS Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).

Honours and awards[edit]

Finkelstein is an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering[4] (FREng).[15] He is also an elected Member of Academia Europaea and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). 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.[16] In 2013 he received the Outstanding Service Award from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).[17]

Finkelstein was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to computer science and engineering.[18]

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, associate editor of The Times[19] and brother of Tamara Finkelstein CB, Permanent Secretary at Defra.[20] His late father, Ludwik Finkelstein FREng OBE, was a Professor Emeritus of Measurement and Instrumentation at City University. He is married and has two sons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FINKELSTEIN, Prof. Anthony Charles Wiener". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2011 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c Anthony Finkelstein publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Anthony Finkelstein at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b "List of Fellows". Raeng.org.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Anthony Finkelstein". GOV.UK. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  6. ^ Finkelstein, Anthony Charles Wiener (1985). The application of information systems analysis to the activity of the design of complex systems (PhD thesis). Royal College of Art. OCLC 499200161.
  7. ^ Nuseibeh, B.; Kramer, J.; Finkelstein, A. (1994). "A framework for expressing the relationships between multiple views in requirements specification". IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 20 (10): 760–773. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.1.7488. doi:10.1109/32.328995. S2CID 492232.
  8. ^ Anthony Finkelstein at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ de Lemos, Rogério; Giese, Holger; Müller, Hausi A.; Shaw, Mary; Andersson, Jesper; Litoiu, Marin; Schmerl, Bradley; Tamura, Gabriel; Villegas, Norha M.; Vogel, Thomas; Weyns, Danny; Baresi, Luciano; Becker, Basil; Bencomo, Nelly; Brun, Yuriy; Cukic, Bojan; Desmarais, Ron; Dustdar, Schahram; Engels, Gregor; Geihs, Kurt; Göschka, Karl M.; Gorla, Alessandra; Grassi, Vincenzo; Inverardi, Paola; Karsai, Gabor; Kramer, Jeff; Lopes, Antónia; Magee, Jeff; Malek, Sam; Mankovskii, Serge; Mirandola, Raffaela; Mylopoulos, John; Nierstrasz, Oscar; Pezzè, Mauro; Prehofer, Christian; Schäfer, Wilhelm; Schlichting, Rick; Smith, Dennis B.; Sousa, João Pedro; Tahvildari, Ladan; Wong, Kenny; Wuttke, Jochen (2013). "Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems: A Second Research Roadmap". Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 7475. pp. 1–32. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.300.3985. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35813-5_1. ISBN 978-3-642-35812-8.
  10. ^ Gotel, O.C.Z.; Finkelstein, C.W. (1994). "An analysis of the requirements traceability problem". Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering. pp. 94–101. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.201.7137. doi:10.1109/ICRE.1994.292398. ISBN 978-0-8186-5480-0. S2CID 5870868.
  11. ^ Nathan, Stuart (15 March 2018). "Interview: Anthony Finkelstein, the government's chief scientific adviser for national security". The Engineer. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  12. ^ "EPSRC ANNOUNCES NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security: Anthony Finkelstein". UK Government. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  14. ^ Finkelstein, A.; Kramer, J.; Nuseibeh, B.; Finkelstein, L.; Goedicke, M. (1992). "Viewpoints: A Framework for Integrating Multiple Perspectives in System Development". International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. 02 (1): 31–57. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.45.6838. doi:10.1142/S0218194092000038. ISSN 0218-1940.
  15. ^ "News releases – Royal Academy of Engineering". Raeng.org.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Recipients of the IET Achievement Medals". IET Scholarships and Awards. IET. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  17. ^ "IFIP Newsletter" (in German). Ifip.org. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  18. ^ "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B9.
  19. ^ "JC Power 100: Numbers 50 – 11", The Jewish Chronicle, 10 September 2014
  20. ^ "Tamara Finkelstein". Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 7 December 2015.


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