Our Computer Science alumni have developed their careers in a wide range of companies (including Amazon, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and VMware), or created their own start-ups..
The Department of Computer Science has a great reputation that attracts high-calibre students who go on to succeed in many different fields after they have graduated.
Notable Computer Science alumni
Professor Ian Angell (1947 - )
PhD Computer Science, 1972 Royal Holloway College
Ian was Professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics from 1986 until his retirement from active teaching in September 2011.
Prior to this he researched and taught Computer Science at Royal Holloway, and University College London. On retirement he was made a Professor Emeritus at the LSE and continues to write books and articles, give interviews, and travel the world consulting and on speaking engagements.
His work concentrates on organizational and national IT policies, on strategic information systems and on computers and risk (both opportunities and hazards), particularly the systemic risks inherent in all socio-technical systems and the security threats posed to organisations by the rapidly diffusing international information infrastructure.
He is in great demand as a speaker on the international lecture circuit.
Dr Alison Vincent (1965 - )
BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Royal Holloway, 1986 PhD in Mathematics and Cryptography, also from Royal Holloway.
Alison is currently Group Chief Information Security Officer at HSBC.
After her PhD, Alison joined IBM as a software engineer and later became a performance analyst, then moving to Micro Focus as Director of Development becoming Director of Strategic Alliances.
Alison joined Cisco in 2001 as Director of Software Development, after which she became Executive VP for R&D, Chief Software Development Officer, and Senior Director for Video Solutions. She then became Chief Technology Officer and Ambassador and trusted advisor for Cisco Technology to customers, start-ups, government, partners, press and analysts.
Alison is a founding member of the Women in Cyber Security group and is Ambassador for Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) and Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEMnet).
Adrian Waddingham CBE (1950 - )
BSc Computer Science & Mathematics & Statistics, 1971 Royal Holloway College
Adrian is a founding partner at Barnett Waddingham LLP, a 40-partner firm of consulting actuaries established in 1989, and based near St Paul's Cathedral.
Adrian advises medium-sized and large corporate clients on all aspects of their employee pension arrangements. He has been closely involved with the development of self-administered pension arrangements for directors of private companies since 1975.
A past Chairman of both the Association of Consulting Actuaries and the International Association of Consulting Actuaries, Adrian has appeared on both radio and television and lectures frequently to firms of accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and other groups on the taxation aspects of pension provision.
Adrian was also the Sheriff of the City of London from September 2013 to September 2014 where he was responsible for the safety and comfort of the judges at the Old Bailey and supported the Lord Mayor in promoting the City of London and its financial services.