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Thursday, 21 March 2002, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Computer Viruses

Professor Harold Thimbleby

Every so often there is a panic when computers succumb to viruses. The theory behind viruses is rather fun, and shows how bugs can disappear and become impossible to find. In principle it's possible to construct viruses that cannot be detected; equally it's possible to avoid getting them in the first place.

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Harold Thimbleby is professor of computer science at Swansea University where he established the Future Interaction Technology Lab. His passion is designing dependable computer systems to accommodate human error. He has been a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award holder and a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He has also contributed to the Encyclopedia Brittanica and was Gresham Professor of Geometry between 2001 and 2004.

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21 March 2002

Computer Viruses
Professor Harold Thimbleby

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