I received a B.Sc.(Hons) in Mathematics in 1980 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Between 1980 and 1982 I worked as a Systems Analyst and Computer Programmer for the Sage Group. I wrote the initial versions of many of Sage's well known commercial programs including the first Sage Payroll, Time Recording and Job Costing packages.
I received a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics in 1985 from the University of Durham for research work on Composite models of Weak Gauge Bosons.
For 2 years I worked as a Consultant for Mari Advanced Microelectronics Ltd. I was the Project Leader of
My work on fault injection of fail-silent nodes has led to collaboration and a joint paper with Professor R.Iyer's world renowned research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Member of the organising committee for DSN-2007 The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks. This is the world's premiere conference in the are of dependable computing.