Bev Littlewood

Prof Bev Littlewood has degrees in mathematics and statistics, and a PhD in computer science and statistics; he is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Statistician. He founded the Centre for Software Reliability, of which he is Director, and is Professor of Software Engineering at City University. Past posts include a Visiting Associate Professorship at George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Prof Littlewood has worked for many years on problems associated with the modelling and evaluation of software dependability (i.e. reliability, safety and security). He has published over 80 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has edited several books. He leads several current research projects on the modelling of dependability, involving collaboration with partner institutions throughout Europe.

Prof Littlewood is a member of the UK government's Advisory Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations, of IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Reliable Computing and Fault Tolerance, and of the BCS Safety-Critical Systems Task Force. He was a member of the Working Group which coauthored Tolerability of Risk from Nuclear Power Stations (HMSO, 1992), under the chairmanship of Mr J D Rimington (Director General HSE). He was a member of the recent Panel on Statistical Methods in Software Engineering of the US National Research Council. He is a consultant to several companies in the UK, Germany, France and the USA. He was co-Chairman of the Programme Committee for the 20th International Symposium on Fault Tolerant Computing, held for the first time in the UK in June 1990, has been a member of the programme committees for numerous international conferences, and is on the editorial boards of several international technical journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.

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Last updated: 3rd April 1996