Robert Watson (computer scientist)

Robert Watson (computer scientist)

name = Robert Watson

caption = Robert Watson in 2008
birth_date = birth date|1977|5|3|df=y
birth_place = Harrow, London
residence = United Kingdom
nationality = British
field = Computer science
work_institution = University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory
alma_mater = Carnegie Mellon University
doctoral_advisor = Ross Anderson, Markus Kuhn
known_for = work on FreeBSD, TrustedBSD, OpenBSM

Robert Watson (born 3 May 1977 in Harrow, London, UK) is a FreeBSD core team developer, and founder of the TrustedBSD Project. [ [ FreeBSD Week: Interview with Robert Watson] . OS News, 2002-01-29]

He graduated in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and has worked at the National Institutes of Health, Carnegie Mellon University, Trusted Information Systems, Network Associates, McAfee, and SPARTA. He is currently pursuing a PhD in computer security at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, supervised by Ross Anderson and Markus Kuhn and sponsored by Google. His work has also been supported by DARPA, Apple Computer, the Navy, and other U.S. government agencies. His main research interest are network security and operating system security. His main open source software contributions include his work in developing the multi-threaded and multi-processor FreeBSD network stack, the TrustedBSD project, and OpenBSM. His writing has been featured in forums such as ACM's Queue Magazine [Poul-Henning Kamp, Robert Watson: [ Building Systems to be Shared Securely] , ACM Queue, Vol. 2, No. 5, July/August 2004] , the USENIX Annual Technical Conference, BSDCon, and a Slashdot interview [ [ Robert Watson on FreeBSD and TrustedBSD] , Slashdot, 2001-01-18] .


External links

* [ Personal home page]
* [ University home page]

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