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Academic and Teaching Staff

Dr Colin Paterson
Senior Lecturer


I am Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning Safety in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York working within the Institute for Safe Autonomy. I have a wide range of research interests but I am particularly interested in autonomous systems engineering and how uncertainty impacts the safety of deployed systems.

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  1. PhD: Computer Science,York, 2018, Observation-enhanced verification of operational processes
  2. PhD: Control Systems Engineering, Coventry, 1993, Computer controlled suspension systems
  3. PGCE: Secondary Education, Leeds Trinity, 2012
  4. BA: Business, Finanace, Mathematics, Open University 2011
  5. BEng Computer & Control Systems Engineering, Coventry, 1990

Departmental and University Roles

  • GTA Coordinator
  • Training Officer


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325508

Office: ISA


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