Dr Robert Hercock

Chief research scientist

Robert is a chief research scientist in our security research practice.

He has over twenty years’ experience in leading security research projects in the UK and was theme leader for Cyber Security in the UK MOD Information Fusion Defence Technology Centre.

Robert’s research interests include cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Complex Adaptive Systems. He has also served as a member of the Royal Society Science and Industry Committee.

Robert has chaired international workshops on adaptive cyber defence. He has over twenty international publications in AI and security concepts, in addition to over thirty filed patents, and he frequently provides expert advice to government on defence, cybersecurity and AI issues.

Professionally, Robert is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET. He also serves as an independent technical expert for the UK Defence Science Expert Committee (DSEC) and was a Business Research Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico.

In 2020, Robert was appointed as Fellow at the Oxford Changing Character of Warfare Centre, Pembroke College.