My thesis was examined and passed in late November.
Overall, it was a very exciting, creative and rewarding process.
Although I must confess it is much easier for me to think of it in those terms after my 250 page thesis was written and passed than during the many long months of writing thinking "Is it ever going to be finished? I loved my time at Sheffield University (currently named The Sunday Times - University of the Year) and as a member of the Verification and Testing Research Group.
I'd like to thank Professor Holcombe and the SIGIST for enabling my dream to become a reality.
If I supervise your thesis you can expect to use this material extensively.
You can also expect that the aim is both industrial relevance/effect and academic publication; this gives you the best options for your future career after the thesis.
However, my interests are broad; if you are a good student don't hesitate to contact me and we can discuss it.
If you are not a student with top grades and ambition do not bother; I get very many requests and it is unlikely I can help you.
At least by speaking so quickly I brought the program back on schedule, so it wasn't all bad!
On the 30th September 2000, my thesis was finally ready for submission, four years after starting the process that managed to temporarily take over my life.