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Robert Berry


    1983 …2018
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    Research Interests

    I joined Aston University as Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in September 2008.  Prior to this I had worked for IBM Corporation from 1987 to 2008.  Most recently I was an IBM Distinguished Engineer at IBM, Hursley.  I served as IBM’s Technical Advisor to Barclays Group.  Before that I was Chief Technology Officer for Messaging technology. My background is in complex systems software with particular focus on performance and the issues involved in delivering different aspects of Quality of Service.

    Research Interests

    • Instrumentation and analysis of complex systems software
    • Systems performance
    • Quality of Service for complex systems software (middleware)
    • Event Processing Systems

    Teaching Activity

    Middleware integration concepts


    • 2008 – date: Professor and Executive Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.
    • 2007 – date: Visiting Professor, Department of Computing, Imperial College London.
    • 1987 - 2008: IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corporation.  Hawthorne (New York), Austin (Texas), Hursley (UK).
    • Technical Advisor, Barclays Group
    • CTO, Messaging Technology
    • 1983 – 1987.  Software Engineer, Boole and Babbage, Inc.  Austin (Texas).


    • BA, Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1978
    • PhD, Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1983

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    PhD Supervision

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    Industry Engineering & Materials Science
    Computer systems Engineering & Materials Science
    Straw Engineering & Materials Science
    Pyrolysis Engineering & Materials Science
    rice Earth & Environmental Sciences
    Processing Engineering & Materials Science
    Complex Event Processing Mathematics
    Steam Engineering & Materials Science

    Research Output 1983 2018

    Interactive effects of rice-residue biochar and N-fertilizer on soil functions and crop biomass in contrasting soils

    Singh Mavi, M., Singh, G., Singh, B. P., Singh Sekhon, B., Choudhary, O. P., Sagi, S. & Berry, R., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of soil science and plant nutrition. 18, 1, p. 41-59

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    nitrogen fertilizers

    A micro industry with closed energy and water cycles for sustainable rural development

    Sen, P. V., Sen, P. K., Hegde, S., Singh, S. N., Mukhopadhyay, A., Singh, P., Davies, P. A., Berry, R., Dey, P. K. & Engineer, C., 11 Jun 2015, In : Procedia Engineering. 105, p. 36-45 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Energy harvest: A possible solution to the open field stubble burning in Punjab, India

    Sagi, S., Patel, A. R., Berry, R. F. & Singh, H., 1 Jan 2015, Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution. Jose, S. & Bhaskar, T. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 183-197 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    CEPBen: a benchmark for complex event processing systems

    Li, C. & Berry, R., 1 Jan 2014, Performance characterization and benchmarking: 5th TPC Technology Conference, TPCTC 2013, Trento, Italy, August 26, 2013, revised selected papers. Nambiar, R. & Poess, M. (eds.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. 125-142 18 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 8391).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Complex Event Processing
    Performance Management
    Performance Test

    Supply chain optimisation of pyrolysis plant deployment using goal programming

    Nixon, J. D., Dey, P. K., Davies, P. A., Sagi, S. & Berry, R. F., 15 Apr 2014, In : Energy. 68, p. 262–271 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Supply chains


    Performance management of event processing systems

    Author: Li, C., 3 Dec 2014

    Supervisor: Berry, R. F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy