I am currently a Chair Professor in the School of Computer Science  and Engineering at SUSTech in Shenzhen, China's Silicon Valley.  I joined SUSTech from  Durham University, UK where I was the inaugural Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Research Computing, a Chair in Computer Engineering and the Head of the Innovative Computing Group at the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.  In the past, I was a Senior Research Scientist with IBM Research, Ireland, and held an Adjunct Chair at Trinity College Dublin and senior faculty positions at the University of Birmingham and the  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

I am a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 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 am Accredited Board Director from the Singapore Institute of Directors and  I hold the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance (INSEAD International Directors Programme).  

I am a Member of the China Association of the Club of Rome.

I am a Chartered Engineer and I hold a PhD in Computer Science (with S. Furber's AMULET/APT Group) from the University of Manchester.