Chris Johnson
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I'm Professor and Head of Computing Science at Glasgow University.

My research increases the resilience of critical infrastructures. Most of my work focuses on Air Traffic Management software; I have advised a wide range of ATM companies including Frequentis (Austria), DFS (Germany), LVNL (Netherlands), Skyguide (Switzerland) and Thales (UK) in 2014. I am the software specialist on the SESAR scientific board advising the European Commission on the future of Air Traffic Management.

Another strand of my work focuses of the interactions between safety and security - for example, developing techniques so that we can safely close down a civil nuclear reactor even after malware has been detected. I've also worked on understanding space mission failures with NASA, the European Space Agency and the US Air Force.

In my spare time, I'm an SRU level one rugby coach with the West of Scotland juniors.


News:

2014:
Best paper award from the International Systems Safety Society Conference.
Working on cyber-security of UK civil nuclear reactor programme with EDF and the CINIF industry body.
External advisor on Cyber-Security to the EC SESAR JU.

2013:
Working on the reliability, safety and security of the EU EATS project supporting the European Train Control System (ETCS).
Co-chairing IFIP 13.5 Workshop on Human Factors in the Safety and Security of Critical Systems
Giving 50th Anniversary Address at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Institut fur Arbeitswissenschaft, June 2013.
Working on cyber-security incident reporting techniques for Cloud architectures on behalf of European Network and Information Security Agency.


Research

Books:

Recent papers:

I help to edit:
  • Journal of Aerospace Operations,
  • Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making,
  • IMechE's new Journal of Risk and Reliability,
  • I helped to chair the Scientific Advisory Committee for Europe's air traffic modernisation programme (SESAR). I have chaired funding panels, reviewed proposals etc for the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (2013), Danish Councils for Independent Research (2011), Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (2011 and 2012), European Commission, Foundation for Polish Science (2010), Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2012), Enterprise Ireland, UK EPSRC, MRC, ESRC as well as the US NSF (2010) and Canadian WorkSafeBC.

    I am giving or have given recent invited talks at:

    Together with Paul Casely (DSTL), I am technical co-chair for the IET International Conference on System Safety 2007-2015 and I am co-chair for ACM HCI Aero 2014. I have served on a number of conference organising committees. I am on the programme committees for the following:


    Teaching

    I have been a judge for the UK Distinguished Dissertations in Computing Science. I was head of our Teaching Committee and chaired the Board of Studies across our Undergraduate and M.Sc. programmes. I was nominated by my students for one of the Prizes for Excellent Teachers.

    I am an external examiner and have taught:



    Prof. Chris Johnson, DPhil, MSc, MA, FBCS, CEng, CITP, Room S162, School of Computing Science, Univ. of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, Scotland.
    Tel: +44 141 330 6053, Fax: +44 141 330 4913,
    christopher.johnson@glasgow.ac.uk