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Professor Dave Cliff

Professor Dave Cliff

Professor Dave Cliff
BSc(Leeds), MA(Sussex), PhD(Sussex), FBCS,CITP

Professor of Computer Science/Head of Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering

Office MVB 2.19
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5109

Research summary

  • From August 2015 to July 2019 I am serving as Head of School for the University's Merchant Venturers School of Engineering (MVSE). MVSE is home to the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Department of Engineering Mathematics.
  • My recent research has been focused on Ultra-Large-Scale Complex Software-Intensive Socio-Technical Systems in general, and Large Scale Complex IT Systems (LSCITS) in particular.

  • Before I got involved in LSCITS research, I spent roughly 17 years doing research in complex adaptive systems of one type or another. I worked on modelling neuronal processing of visual information ...

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Prior to joining the University of Bristol in 2007, I'd held faculty posts at the University of Sussex School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and at the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science. I'd also spent roughly half my career working as a researcher in industry: initially for Hewlett-Packard Labs, where I ended up as a Department Scientist; and latterly for Deutsche Bank London, where I was a Director/Trader in their Foreign Exchange Complex Risk Group.

Since October 2005 I have been Director of the UK Research and ...

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