Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, Dr Martin started work as a software engineer at Praxis High Integrity Systems (now Altran Praxis). He then returned to Oxford to do a DPhil before moving to Australia to take up a post as a Research Fellow at the Software Verification Research Centre in the University of Queensland. Upon returning to the UK he briefly worked as a lecturer at the University of Southampton, before taking up his current position in 1999. As well as being a lecturer in the Department, he is also a Governing Body Fellow at Kellogg College.
Dr Martin's areas of research include security in distributed systems. He has been making the connection between Trusted Computing and grid technologies, and looking for the architectural elements and design patterns necessary to make this a reality. He has several ongoing projects in this area, addressing both the theoretical and abstract issues of trust in distributed systems, as well as the pragmatics of how to build such systems. Within the Department of Computer Science, a reading group gives provides the opportunity to review work from within the group and outside. Dr Martin is