About Me

I am a Senior Research Fellow on the Assuring Autonomy International Programme within the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. I am undertaking research into the assurance and regulation of autonomous systems.


I am currently working as part of the following research projects:

My research interests are (see my publications page for full detials):

Assurance of autonomous systems

Model-based assurance

Software assurance

Assurance cases

Some of the research project I have previously been involved in are:

I have also undertaken research for companies including Rolls-Royce Submarines and General Dynamics UK.

I have previously worked for BAE Systems as a software safety engineer and was involved in research into modular and incremenatal certification as part of the Industrial Avionics Working Group (IAWG). I have worked as a safety adviser for BNFL at Sellafield.

Contact Details

Dr Richard Hawkins

Department of Computer Science,
The University of York,
Deramore Lane,
York, YO10 5GH, UK

Tel: +44(0)1904 325463