|Photo courtesy of Simon Moore|
My research interests have been in computer networks and operating systems - particularly in respect of performance guarantees. More recently I have focused on the use of information systems to reduce energy demand.
From 1999 to 2004, I was Head of the Computer Laboratory, and from January 2004 to 2009 I was the University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. The PVC job involved co-ordinating research policy (including IPR!), providing the academic oversight of
the handling of research grants and contracts, interacting with industrial
sponsors and interacting with UK government on research and third stream
I have taught courses in communications, introductory hardware design and computer systems modelling.
Since 1985 I have been a Fellow of Christ's College, and until 2002 was Director of Studies in Computer Science at Christ's. I will be Director of Studies again in 2011-12
I stayed on at the Computer Laboratory and have been involved in networking/operating system research ever since. I have supervised about 25 completed PhDs.
I was a co-founder of Nemesys Research Limited which exploited the results of research work done in the department, producing hardware and software to allow cost effective video connection to ATM networks. Nemesys was acquired in 1996 by FORE Systems. I later cofounded CPlane Inc which exploited other work in the Department concerned with network control.
Computer Perspectives Presentation
Two photos , one from opening of the Gates Building, one from Intel Lab opening.
A fuller CV .
Powerpoint from my presentation at the Magna Charta Observatory Conference on University Autonomy and Research (Bologna)