Steve Marsh is a Trust Scientist and a thought leader in the phenomenon of trust for computational systems. He is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Prior to this position Steve was a Federal Government (Canada) researcher at COmmunications Research Centre and The National Research Council of Canada. Previous to that Steve was a lecturer (assistant prof) at Stirling University in Scotland.
His PhD (University of Stirling, 1994) was a seminal work that introduced the first formalisation of the phenomenon of trust (the concept of 'Computational Trust'), and applied it to Multi Agent Systems. As a milestone in trust research, it brought together disparate disciplines and attempted to make sense of a vital phenomenon in human and artificial societies, and is still widely referenced today, being in the top tenth of one percent of Citeseerx's most cited articles in computer science. Steve's current work builds extensively on this model, applying it to network security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and mobile device security.
His research interests include computational trust, trust management, regret and regret management, and socially adept technologies. He is the Canadian delegate to IFIP Technical Committee 11: Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. He is an adjunct professor at UNB (Computer Science) and Carleton University (Systems and Computer Engineering and Cognitive Science). Steve's Google Scholar page is at http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=Qz73wh4AAAAJ.
Steve lives in rural Ontario, Canada with dogs, cats, horses and people.