Ross J. Anderson 1956-2024

[08/04/2024] It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the passing of our highly respected colleague, Ross Anderson. 

Ross J. Anderson 1956-2024

Ross pioneered the field of security engineering. Our students were fortunate to learn from him over the last few years. He researched many topics within computer science including cryptology, 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 payment security in developing countries, and protecting vulnerable people from scams.

On a personal level, he will be greatly missed by students and staff.


Ross’ family have indicated that he loved trees and would therefore encourage donations to a relevant charity that protects trees, instead of flowers.

The School of Informatics has therefore created a JustGiving site for donations to go directly to the Woodland Trust in memory of Ross. If you wish to provide a donation to the Woodland Trust, please use the JustGiving site – the link is provided below.


Ross’s obituary written by his colleagues was published on the University of Texas in Dallas website.

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