Ross J. Anderson 1956-2024

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ross Anderson, a respected colleague.

Ross Anderson

As many of you know, Ross pioneered the field of security engineering. Our students were fortunate to learn from him over the last few years since he joined Edinburgh on a part time basis. In fact, he was giving lectures until the last few days before his untimely departure. He researched many topics within computer science including cryptography, steganography, dependability, security economics, adversarial machine learning and more.

Ross also used his position as a researcher to actively advocate for a more secure world. This included championing individual privacy rights, research into payments security in developing countries, and protecting vulnerable people from scams.

On a personal level, he will be greatly missed by students and staff of the Security and Privacy group at School of Informatics and beyond. He is not with us now but his legacy lives on.

Related Links 

School of Informatics Distinguished Lecture by Ross Anderson

Security, Privacy & Trust Seminar by Ross Anderson