Robert Hercock is a Chief Research Scientist in the British Telecommunications Security Research Practice. He has over 18 years’ experience in managing security research projects in the UK, and was theme leader for Networks and Cyber Security in the UK MOD Information Fusion Defence Technology Centre. His research interests include Cyber Security, A.I, Robotics and Complex Adaptive Systems.

He chairs an international workshop on adaptive cyber defence, and has over thirty international publications in AI and security concepts, in addition to twelve filed patents. His latest book is on the theme of resilience and cohesion in social systems (“Cohesion – The Making of Society”).

Professionally he is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the School of Computer Science at Southampton University, and Associate Fellow at the Said Business School in Oxford University; in addition he is an Honorary Fellow at Imperial College. He has also served for several years as an independent technical expert for the UK Defence Science Advisory Council (DSAC), and was a Business Research Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico.


Robert Hercock


Dynamics of Data Science SkillsJanuary 2018 - January 2026Member
Science, Industry and Translation CommitteeMay 2014 - December 2018Member