Professor Nick Jennings CB FREng

Professor Jennings served as the UK Government’s inaugural Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security from 2010 to 2015, providing independent scientific advice on issues of national security. He is currently the Vice-Provost for Research at Imperial College, where he also holds a chair in Artificial Intelligence in the Departments of Computing and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Before joining Imperial, Professor Jennings was the Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton – the first holder of that title in the institution’s history. Professor Jennings is an internationally recognised authority in the areas of cyber-security, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and agent-based computing.