:: Professor Malcolm Atkinson
Professor Malcolm Atkinson PhD, FBCS, FRSE
Malcolm Atkinson is the Director of the National e-Science
Centre and 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 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.