Dr Ian Welch
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Phone: +64 4 463 5664
Fax: +64 4 463 5045
Location: CO337, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus - Postal Address
You can check out my calendar
Students can book an appointment with me
during my office hours.
I am interested in improving the resilience of personal computers against viruses, giving consumers the ability to verify their trust in e-commerce services and how to preserve digital information over the long term.
I am involved with the Network Engineering Research Group (NERG
) although I also do work with colleagues from the ELVIS
Software Research Group.
For a list of my recent publications, please see the Publications Database
I studied commercial law and accountancy at Victoria University of Wellington before working for Andersen Consulting on the redesign of the Inland Revenue tax system. Subsequently I obtained a Masters and PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. While at Newcastle I was involved in three EU projects:
- Design for Validation;
- Dependable Systems of Systems; and,
- Malicious- and Fault- Tolerant Internet Applications.
My PhD is in the area of software engineering and application-level security.
I have been working at Victoria University of Wellington since 2003.
My teaching interests include security, operating systems, data communications, distributed computing and ethical issues related to computing.
In addition, having grown up in the Kapiti/Mana area, I have taken great pleasure in being able to contribute back to my community by delivering adult education activities in the Porirua area.