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Software Reliability

Centre for Software Reliability

The Centre for Software Reliability (CSR) at City, University of London, in the School of Science and Technology, was founded in 1983 (in the then School of Informatics). As our name suggests, our early research concerned the reliability of software - particularly the problems of measurement, assurance and prediction of reliability using probabilistic modelling; but our focus quickly expanded to a system view and to diverse threats.


We have a position open for a Lecturer in CSR. Deadline for applications: 25th of September. Please find the details and link for application here. Contact us for any queries:  L.Strigini@csr.city.ac.uk


We work on risk and dependability of technical and socio-technical systems, with a particular focus on systematic failures due to design faults and vulnerabilities. Our methods include probabilistc and statistical methods for assessment of safety, reliability and security; assurance cases; static verification. Areas of ongoing research include, among others, assurance of autonomous systems, integration of safety and security in embedded systems, advances in blockchain technology, security in Internet of Things.

Over the years, CSR has attracted millions of pounds of funding for its research in the form of research grants, contracts and consulting. This has come from industry, charities and government organisations in the UK, EU and US. About half of our research support has come from the UK's Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). CSR collaborates widely with academic and industrial organisations in Europe and the US.

View our publications on City Research Online