Academic and Teaching Staff

John McDermid OBE, MA (Cantab), PhD (Bham), FREng, CEng, CITP, FBCS, FIET, FSaRS, FRAeS, FHEA, MIoD
Professor, Academic Staff, Academic Staff


Safety-critical systems; safety engineering; safety of autonomy and robotics; impact of cyber security on safety; software engineering for high integrity systems.


MoD research scientist. Five years in the software industry. Chair at York since 1987. Head of Department of Computer Science: 2006-2012 & 2016-2017.

Departmental and University Roles

  • University Research Theme Champion for Risk, Evidence and Decision-Making
  • Director, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Assuring Autonomy International Programm


Contact details

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

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325419

Fax: +44 (0)1904 325599

Office: RCH/224

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