Dr Robert Stroud

Introduction

I am a Reader in Computer Science at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a member of the dependability research group. I received my first degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University, followed by an M.Sc. and then in 1988 a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, for a thesis in the area of Distributed Systems. I have been involved in a number of European research projects on dependability, including PDCS-2, DeVa, MAFTIA and DSoS, and led MAFTIA (Malicious and Accidental Fault Tolerance for Internet Applications), which was a finalist for the 2004 Descartes Prize