Peter Bull

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Peter is a lecturer within the University’s School of Computing and Digital Technology. Prior to this, he worked as a research engineer on a collaborative project with BAE Systems, working on an industrial sub-contract for BAE investigating the application of a safety critical Ethernet concept to an OpenFlow based switch. A member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Peter’s current research interests are in the area of software defined networking and related issues, such as network performance and security.

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Area of expertise:

  • Software defined networking
  • Quality of service
  • Quality-of-X
  • Systems engineering
  • Heterogeneous and dependable systems
  • Real-time systems


Peter worked as a University Teacher, taking on teaching responsibilities and supervising PhD students in a range of topics including Software Defined Networking, Cloud Computing Security, Stochastic Network Modelling, and Real-Time System Non-Functional Requirement Modelling.

In August 2014, Peter took up a position as Lecturer in the School of Computing, Telecommunications, and Networks at Birmingham City University.