I am currently the Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Research Computing at Durham University in the UK where  I hold a Chair in  the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.  Prior to this, I was a  Senior Research Scientist with IBM Research, Dublin. In the past I have held senior posts at  Trinity College Dublin, the University of Birmingham and the  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

I am a Chartered Engineer and I hold an MPhil (with Alvey-ParSiFal Group) and a PhD  (with S. Furber's AMULET/APT Group) both from the University of Manchester.