University of Cambridge
Department of Computer Science and Technology
William Gates Building
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD
Details on how to find the department can be found
+44 (0)1223 763725 (lab)
+44 (0)1223 338452 (college)
sbh11 at cl.cam.ac.uk.xx
Of course, you'll need
to remove the ".xx" from the end and replace "at"
with "@". Unless you feel like sending me spam, in which
case just GET A LIFE.
Notes on the subject of sending email
And now for a short rant...
- Please send only plain text whenever possible. There is
very little that can't be communicated this way.
- If you need to attach something, portable
document format (.pdf) are fine.
- Please don't send me Microsoft Word files. I have at least once in
the past received a PhD enquiry in this format which turned out to
contain a virus. Consequently if I don't know you I just won't read
it, and if I do I will get annoyed because I have to faff about
starting up something that will display it. Everyone on the planet can
read .pdf files. People who want to read Word files need an expensive
piece of proprietory software, or at best a free piece of software
that's much slower to start up and much less convenient than an
automatically opened .pdf reader.
- Switch off all the daft html formatting. (And a terrible curse let
there be on whoever thought of it in the first place.) It generally
adds nothing, and makes your mail more likely to get binned by my SPAM
- Don't send me things that you consider confidential.
- I do not agree in advance to any long legal statement that's
attached to the end of your message. By the time I get to it I've
already read the message, and it's therefore a bit too late.
- Most important of all: if you want to work with me as a PhD
student then read my research page and my advice to PhD applicants
first. It really doesn't help your case if you clearly don't know what
areas I work on.