I am currently based in Shenzhen China, with SUSTech, as a Chair Professor in the School of Computer Science  and Engineering. Before SUSTech I was with Durham University, UK where I was the founding Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Research Computing and held a Chair in Computer Engineering. 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.