Throughout his career, Professor Robert Berry has successfully bridged the gap between academia and industry, and it was his experience working with universities that inspired him to join Aston in 2008.
Robert graduated with a BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas in 1978 and received his PhD in Computer Science in 1983. He spent more than twenty years at IBM, where he held a number of positions, most recently Chief Technology Officer for Messaging Technology. Robert is an IBM Distinguished Engineer - an executive position for technical leaders in the company. He has been a member of the IBM Academy of Technology since 1999 and was Vice-President of the Academy between 2005 and 2007 serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Areas of interest
Robert's current areas of interest include instrumentation and analysis of complex systems software, systems performance, quality of service for complex systems software and event processing systems. His teaching activity includes middleware integration concepts.
Memberships and fellowships
Robert is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery and a fellow of the British Computer Society.