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Dr Philippa Ryan BSc (Leeds), MSc (Leeds), PhD (York)
Research Fellow


Research Fellow in Assured Responsibility for AI


BSc Maths and Music (Leeds),
MSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Leeds),
PhD Computer Science (York)


Dr Philippa Ryan is a research fellow for the Assuring Autonomy International Programme and the Assuring Responsibility for Trustworthy Autonomous Systems project at the University of York.

She has extensive research experience in software safety assurance, most recently with a focus on assurance of Machine Learning, particularly considering different types of causal fault contributions and their impact on risk.

She previously worked in industry writing safety assurance cases and providing expert advice on software safety, including for nuclear, defence, medical and AI domains. She is currently chair of the Safety Critical Systems Club working group developing guidance for assuring autonomous systems. Her PhD examined safety analysis of operating systems and she is a chartered engineer.

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


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