Dave Cliff joined the University of Bristol as a professor of computer science in June 2007. Prior to that he'd been a professor at the University of Southampton, an associate professor at MIT, and a lecturer at the University of Sussex. He had also spent seven years working in industry, first as a Senior Research Scientist for Hewlett-Packard Labs, then as a Director/Trader for Deutsche Bank's Foreign Exchange Complex Risk Group, in the City of London. Over the period 2005-2014, Cliff served as the Director of the UK National Research & Training Initiative in the Science and Engineering of Large-Scale Complex IT Systems, supported by more than GBP10m of funding from EPSRC. Cliff's research expertise is centred on automated trading systems in financial markets, and on issues of systemic resilience and stability in large-scale networked systems such as modern global financial markets. He serves as an advisor to the UK government and as a consultant to various private-sector clients.
Prof David Cliff
COMSM2006: Algorithmic and Economic Aspects of the Internet (lecturer, unit director)