Nature and structure of dependability arguments particularly but not exclusively in relation to interactive systems

What does this man do?

I met a nice chap last week at a business meeting to do with the Christian Unions at the two local universities. I had not met him before so was particularly interested, after exchanging emails about something, to click a link at the foot of his email.

The link took me to his professional profile which I found hugely entertaining. I am a bit of a geek about various techie things but his profile was just over the limits of my understanding – great fun!

He “…researches the analysis of dependable interactive systems, techniques for their assessment and to aid their design at different levels of rigour. He is also interested in the nature and structure of dependability arguments, particularly but not exclusively, in relation to interactive systems.

Current research concerns the modelling of smart environments: modelling the interactive behaviour of mobile devices within them and modelling the flow of information within the environment in terms of whether it provides the right information to the right people at the right time. His research is now focussed on ambient mobile intelligence, extending analysis techniques to systems that will dominate our future. In this regard he works within an interdisciplinary framework.”

I think I have just worked out what it is that he does.

“…modelling of smart environments: modelling the interactive behaviour of mobile devices within them and modelling the flow of information within the environment in terms of whether it provides the right information to the right people at the right time.”

I think this bit means he know if a mobile phone has dialled a wrong number!

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