Prof Malcolm Atkinson
Director of The e-Science Institute and
National e-Science Centre
Professor of e-Science, School of Informatics, University of
Building: Informatics Forum
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 4040
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 9819
Home Page: http://wikis.nesc.ac.uk/escienvoy/Main_Page
Biography and Research Interests
Malcolm Atkinson is Director of the e-Science Institute. He is the UK e-Science Envoy and plays a leading role in OMII-UK, and is on the advisory boards of GOSC, NCeSS, Baltic Grid and GEON. He leads training and education in the two EU-funded projects EGEE-II and ICEAGE project, International Collaboration to Extend and Advance Grid Education. These two projects have organised the ISSGC06. He is a member of the Global Grid Forum Steering Group and Data Area Director for GGF.
He began his career in computing in 1966. He has worked at seven universities: Glasgow, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, UEA, Cambridge, Rangoon and Lancaster; and for two companies: Sun Microsystems (at SunLabs in California) and O2 (an Object-Oriented DB company in its early years in Versailles). He led the development of the Department of Computing Science in Glasgow and is now Professor of e-Science in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. He has more than 130 publications. He has taken leading roles in national strategic research and infrastructure committees.