Brendan Murphy is a Principal Researcher at the Microsoft Research Centre in Cambridge UK. Brendan works on the Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESM) activities in Microsoft focusing on software reliability, dependability, quality and process issues. Prior to his current position at Microsoft, Brendan was at Compaq Corporation (previously Digital), Ayr Scotland till August 1999, where he ran the DPP program which collected and analyzed dependability data from customer sites. Prior to working in Scotland, Brendan worked for Digital in Galway Ireland, UNISYS (Scotland and US) and ICL (West Gorton, Manchester). Brendan graduated from Newcastle University. In his free time you can find him playing golf in and around Cambridge.