I am currently based in Shenzhen China, with SUSTech, as a Chair Professor in the School of Computer Science  and Engineering. I joined SUSTech from  Durham University, UK where I was the inaugural Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Research Computing and held a Chair in Computer Engineering.  In the past, I was a Senior Research Scientist with IBM Research, Dublin and held senior faculty positions at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Birmingham and the  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

I am a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

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