Prof. William Buchanan OBE

Professor of Computing, , Edinburgh Napier University,

Bill Buchanan OBE is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He currently leads The Cyber Academy ( and the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security, and works in the areas of security, Cloud Security, Web-based infrastructures, e-Crime, cryptograph, triage, intrusion detection systems, digital forensics, mobile computing, agent-based systems, and security risk. Bill has one of the most extensive academic sites in the World (, and is involved in many areas of novel research and teaching in computing. He has published over 27 academic books, and over 250 academic research papers, along with several awards for excellence in knowledge transfer, and for teaching, such as winning at the Edinburgh Napier University Student Excellence awards in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Bill has an extensive track record for public engagement and social media and was included in the JISC Top 50 Higher Education Social Media Influencers in 2015. He regularly appears on TV and radio related to computer, and was named as one of the Top 100 people for Technology in Scotland for the last two years, and as one of the 50 people from Scotland’s digital technologies industry changing the world (Times Scotland). In 2016, in Scotland, he won the Innovation of the Year for his work on advanced cryptography, and his research has led to three successful spin-out companies, including Zonefox (an innovated company focused on data loss detection), and a number of patents.

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