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Prof Andrew Martin

Fellow, Official Fellow

Professor of Systems Security

Department of Computer Science

MA DPhil Oxford, MBCS, CITP, CEng

Andrew Martin began his career in the software industry, but quickly decided that an academic career would suit him better.  He studied for a DPhil in Oxford before spending time as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, in Australia.  After a short period as a lecturer in Southampton, he returned to Oxford to teach on the Software Engineering Programme, a joint venture of the University’s Department for Continuing Education and its Computing Laboratory.  Much of his research and teaching to date has been in the practical application of some of the more theoretical parts of the discipline, but lately he has begun to study and lecture on topics in Computer Security, Web Services, and Grid Computing. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the British Computer Society.

Recently, Andrew’s interest in security has led him to establish a small research team around the topic of Trusted Computing, a significant change in the design of personal computers which will have a substantial beneficial effect on security in the next few years.  He hosted a European Summer School in this field in 2005, aided by substantial industrial sponsorship, and participated in follow-on events in 2006, both in Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

Publications (selected):

Cooper, A. & Martin, A.  Towards a secure, tamper-proof grid platform. in CCGRID Sixth IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2006), 16-19 May 2006, Singapore (2006), pp. 373–380.
Cooper, A. & Martin, A.  Towards an open, trusted digital rights management platform, DRM ’06: Proceedings of the ACM workshop on Digital rights management, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 79–88.
D. A. Stainforth, T. Aina, C. Christensen, M. Collins, N. Faull, D. J. Frame, J. A. Kettleborough, S. Knight, A. Martin, J. M. Murphy, C. Piani, D. Sexton, L. A. Smith, R. A. Spicer, A. J. Thorpe & M. R. Allen  Uncertainty in the predictions of the climate response to rising levels of greenhouse gases. Nature 433: 403–406, 2005.