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Dr John May

Dr John May

Dr John May
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Bristol)

Reader in Safety Systems

Area of research

Safety Systems

Office 1.36
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5745

Research summary

John May leads research in the Safety Systems Research Centre, which is a part of the South West Nuclear Research and Teaching Hub, in which he is a steering committee member. The SSRC studies risk and resilience in a new breed of highly complex systems built by man. Existing scientific and engineering techniques have been unable to describe or control these phenomena.

For example, it was previously thought to be the case that non-trivial software based systems were untestable, in the sense that testing could not provide meaningful quantitative assurance of software reliability. We have demonstrated that this not the ...

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