Dr Gethin Norman

Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) senior lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. Member of the Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms research group and was co-leader of SICSA's Modelling and Abstraction research theme 2012-16. I am also the deputy head of school.

My research is within the field of formal verification with emphasis on quantitative formal methods, particularly models and algorithms for systems exhibiting real-time and probabilistic behaviour. My interests within this field includes its application to software, security protocols and biological systems, as well as techniques for abstraction and refinement, compositional analysis and using game theory. For further details see my publication page.

If you are interested completing a PhD related to my research, then please contact me. You can find information about the application process here.


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Biography

I obtained a degree in mathematics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in computer science from the University of Birmingham.

Between 1998 and 2007 I was a Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham working on the EPSRC funded projects: "Automatic Verification of Randomized Distributed Algorithms" (rated outstanding), "Verification of Quality of Service Properties in Timed Systems" (rated outstanding) and "Probabilistic Model Checking of Mobile Ad Hoc Network Protocols". In addition during this time I contributed to the "A Future Of Reliable Wireless Ad-hoc networks of Roaming Devices (FORWARD) project" which was part of the Next Wave Technologies and Markets, and was a team member of the "Predictive modelling of signalling pathways via probabilistic model checking with PRISM" project (funded by Microsoft Research Cambridge).

From July 2007 until November 2009, I was a research officer in the Oxford University Computing Laboratory working on the EPSRC funded project "UbiVal: Fundamental Approaches to Validation of Ubiquitous Computing Applications and Infrastructures" (EPSRC Research Grant EP/D077273/1) which is a collaboration between University of Birmingham, Oxford, UCL and Imperial College.

In November 2009, I became a lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow and in July 2017 a senior lecturer.

I am also one of the principal developers for the probabilistic verification tool PRISM.


Publications

See an online list of publications or find me on DBLP, google scholar, scopus or ORCID.


Activities

Steering Committees:

  • Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST) 2012-14, 2016-18
  • Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL)

Program Committees:

  • Sixteenth International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2019) (General Chair)
  • Twenty Third International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM 2019)
  • The Federated Logic Conference 2018 (FLoC 2018) (Workshops Chair)
  • Fifteenth International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2018)
  • Fourteenth International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2017)
  • Third Graphs as Models Workshop (GaM 2017)
  • Seventh International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2016)
  • Twenty Seventh International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2016)
  • Sixth International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2015)
  • Thirteenth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2015)
  • Eighth Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC 2014)
  • Eleventh International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2014) (co-chair)
  • 19th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS 2014)
  • Twelfth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2014)
  • Twenty Second International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (Track: Advances in High-Performance Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology ) (PDP 2014)
  • Seventh Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC 2013)
  • Fourth International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2013)
  • Nineteenth International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS 2013)
  • Tenth International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2013)
  • Eleventh Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2013)
  • Joint Workshop On Compositional Modelling And Analysis Of Quantitative Systems (MLQA 2012)
  • Sixth Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC 2012)
  • Third International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2012)
  • Eleventh International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Methods in Verification (PDMC 2012)
  • Tenth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2012)
  • Third International Workshop on Computer Science to Systems Biology (CS2Bio12)
  • Fifth Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC 2011)
  • Second International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2011)
  • Workshop on Formal Methods for Pervasive Systems (Pervasive@FM2011)
  • Eighth International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2011) (tutorial chair)
  • Ninth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2011) (co-chair)
  • Second International Workshop on Computer Science to Systems Biology (CS2Bio11)
  • Mediation Services in Computing Environments (MeSC), track of 26th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
  • First International Workshop on Computer Science to Systems Biology (CS2Bio10)
  • Second International Workshop on High Performance Computational Systems Biology (HiBi 2010)
  • Eighth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2010) (co-chair)
  • Seventh International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2010)
  • First International Workshop on High Performance Computational Systems Biology (HiBi 2009)
  • Seventh Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2009)
  • Fifteenth International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency (EXPRESS 2008)
  • Fourth International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2007
  • Fifth International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB 2007)
  • Third International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2006)
  • Second International Workshop on Practical Applications of Stochastic Modelling (PASM 2005)
  • Second International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2005)
  • First International Workshop on Practical Applications of Stochastic Modelling (PASM 2004)

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Teaching

I am currently teaching the following courses:

I am the level 3 year head and previously coordinated masters project between 2011 and 2015. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Contact

Dr Gethin Norman
School of Computing Science
Sir Alwyn Williams Building
18 Lilybank Gardens
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8RZ
Email: gethin.norman@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 1630
Fax: +44 141 330 4913
Room: S124