Bjarne E. Helvik (1952) received his Siv.ing. degree (MSc in technology) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Trondheim, Norway in 1975. He was awarded the degree Dr. Techn. from NTH in 1982. He has since 1997 been Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Department of Telematics. He is principal academic at the Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Quantifiable Quality of service in Communication systems (Q2S). Since August 2009, he has been Vice Dean with responsibility for research at the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at NTNU. He has previously held various positions at ELAB and SINTEF Telecom and Informatics. In the period 1988-1997 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering and Telematics at NTH.
His field of interests includes QoS, dependability modelling, measurements, analysis and simulation, fault-tolerant computing systems and survivable networks as well as related communication system architectural issues. His current research focus is on distributed, autonomous and adaptive fault-management in telecommunication systems, networks and services. He has authored/co-authored a number of research papers
Professor Helvik has been active in RACE, ACTS, IST and EURESCOM collaborations, and in a number of program committees. Among them committees for the International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing (FTCS), the European Dependable Computing Conferences (EDCC), the ITC Specialist Seminars, the International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), GlobeCom, the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium (NETWORKS), International Conference on Dependability (DEPEND), Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM) and has co-chaired the program committee of Euro-NGI 2007 conference on Next Generation Internet Networks and the 2011 Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN). He is currently co-editing a special issue of Computer Communication on Reliable Network-based Services.
He has developed courses and is teaching dependability at NTNU on PhD and MSc level. In connection with the latter he has (co-)authored two textbooks/lecture notes on the topic