Andrew received his Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2019. He has served as a postgraduate/graduate researcher at the Goldman School of Public Policy (2017–20), a research consultant for the School of Security Studies at King’s College, London (2017–20), and a postdoctoral fellow with The Social Science Matrix at Berkeley (2019–21). He is currently a senior member of the technical staff for the Systems Analysis Group at Sandia National Laboratories and Research Director at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.
My work focuses on the political and security implications of emerging technologies with both civilian and military applications. I also have a second stream and methods-focused research that explores the use of wargaming methods to carry out social science research where empirical data is unavailable or otherwise limited.
What is a cybersecurity question that intrigues you?
Most recently, I’ve been exploring whether and how cyber deterrence operates. For example, how states operationalize deterrent threats in the cyber domain and how states seek to deter cyber attacks on military, government, and civilian targets.
Why did you choose the I School?
As a student at Berkeley, I was always impressed by the multidisciplinary nature of the School. This is represented by both the faculty and students that I’ve had the privilege to engage with and I look forward to making my own contribution to the School in due course.
I was born in Scotland and am still an avid football (the real kind of football) fan. I’m also a keen triathlete — though the arrival of our newborn, James, has meant considerably less time to swim, bike, run.
Favorite course you’ve ever taken or taught:
I’ve taught a number of international security courses that I love. My favorite days in the classroom, however, involve engaging around a wargame. Most recently my students adapted August Cole and P.W. Singer’s book, Ghost Fleet, to explore the relevance of emerging (and already emerged) technologies in a U.S.-China escalation scenario — one of my favorite experiences in the classroom.
Anything else you would like to share?
My door is always open to students and faculty at the School and I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the community.