Babak Akhgar

Director, CENTRIC

Babak Akhgar is Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research). He has written, edited and co-edited 16 books on security-related topics and has 150 publications on security and policing. He is currently responsible for several security sensitive projects on AI and policing with specific focus on CT, CSE, OCG and protection of public spaces with multi-million pounds budgets.

Babak was Trustee of the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) for 2 years and chairman of the Police Strategy Forum (2016). Prof Akhgar is coordinator of RAI funded project AIPAS on AI accountability for police forces. Professor Babak Akhgar has been awarded an OBE in June 2022, in recognition of his services to security research.

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