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Real-Time and Distributed Systems

Alan Burns BSc (Sheffield), DPhil (York), CEng, MBCS, FREng, FIEEE
Professor of Computer Science


Real-time systems. Concurrent programming languages and their implementations; scheduling theory; distributed dependable real-time operating systems. Human computer interfaces of real-time systems.


1978-1990 - Lecturer, University of Bradford.
1990-1996 - Reader, University of York 1996 to present - Professor, University of York.
2000-2006 - Head of Department
2007-? - Not Head of Department

Departmental and University Roles

  • Member of Research Studies Committee
  • British Computer Society (BCS) liaison officer
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) liaison officer
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee


Contact details

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

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325529

Office: CSE/118


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