Dr. Breza completed his PhD in the AESE group in 2013. His work focuses on ensuring the operational robustness and reliability of distributed sensor systems deployed in adverse environments such as space. He does this by studying the causes and rates of failures on distributed sensor systems. His current interest is in failure models of sensors and their communication networks, and the way that these failures influence the operation of systems that rely on their data. Example systems include control systems for water distribution and recycling networks, and industrial processes.