Centre for Software Reliability

About Us

About Us

We develop the science and engineering needed to make computer-based systems more dependable.


The Centre for Software Reliability (CSR) was established in March 1984. 

At that stage our aim was to provide an operating base for the national CSR group. This was in collaboration with City University, London. 

We provided a focus for initiatives addressing issues pertinent to the reliability of software.

The Alvey and ESPRIT initiatives were strongly oriented towards fostering collaboration between industrial and academic workers in the field of software engineering. This perspective has always influenced CSR's mode of working.

Find out more about CSR at City University.

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Our research

CSR conducts research primarily in the area of dependability and safety-critical computing systems.

The Centre maintains links with other investigators and practitioners in Europe, the USA and the Far East. 

Research is funded by a number of Government, industry and EU sponsored contracts.

Find out about our main areas of research.

Our  primary output is published papers and reports. We also work to encourage the take-up of advanced techniques into industrial engineering processes. 

Our industrial collaborators include: BAE SYSTEMS, Rolls-Royce Industrial Controls, ICI Eutech, British Steel, NHS, CAP Group, Philips.