FIEEE, FBCS University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory William Gates Building, JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK work: (+44) 1223 334604 fax: (+44) 1223 334678 email: jmb25 at cl.cam.ac.uk
I'm Professor of Distributed Systems at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and, post-retirement, Director of Research. I lectured systems courses such as "Concurrent Systems", "Operating Systems", "Distributed Systems" and "Computer Architecture". Author of "Concurrent Systems" Addison Wesley, 1st edition 1993, 2nd edition 1998, which in 2002/3 evolved into edition 3 for the Open University's "Software systems and their development (M301)" and "Operating Systems: Concurrent and distributed software design" with Tim Harris.
I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Open University in 2013 - conferred in Ely cathedral on June 1st: Eulogy and Acceptance.
I'm a Fellow of Jesus College and Director of Studies in Computer Science. Supervision arrangements are summarised at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jmb25/supervisions.
I'm a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. I was elected to the IEEE Computer Society's Board of Governors for 2002-2004 and 2005-2007. I was founding Editor in Chief of IEEE Distributed Systems Online (DS Online), which was extended from 2008 to become Computing Now, see: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow.Research Projects:
Other interests include wildlife (especially botany), walking and painting.
I had an exhibition in Blythburgh Church, Suffolk, August 2007, see reedbed paintings. These resulted from a year's photographs taken by Ken Moody, which can be seen from the website. The exhibition, extended with new paintings and photographs, was repeated in King's College Art Centre, February 2008, see Exhibition 2008. The February 2005, exhibition in King's showed flower paintings, abstracts and some paintings done in St Saturnin, Provence.
Earlier exhibitions had web images of low resolution and poor colour quality, created from scanned-in photographic prints: January 1997, February 1998 and July 2000, in King's College Art Centre.
In 2010 I did a six-piece acrylic, with colours inspired by two small watercolours by Paul Klee. This was a challenge for the photographer.
Current projects are winter trees in low sunlight and the explosion of may blossom and cow parsley in spring.