Stillwell goes to Cranfield
Mark Stillwell, ICS Ph.D. 2010, has accepted a position with Cranfield University as Lecturer in Advanced Computing Environments and Applications.
Mark tells us that Cranfield University is a small post-graduate research institution with a student body of 4,350, located in the Bedfordshire countryside about 50 miles north of central London. It is descended from the College of Aeronautics established at RAF Cranfield in 1937. It was incorporated and chartered as the Cranfield Institute of Technology in 1969, and then re-chartered as Cranfield University in 1993. It has one of the best student to teacher ratios in the UK, maintains strong strategic relationships with a number of well known companies including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Boeing, Shell and Nissan, and awards more than 10% of the country's engineering and sciences PhD degrees. Cranfield's research income, measured as a percentage of turnover, puts it as one of the top five research intensive universities in the UK alongside Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College and UCL.
The Department of Engineering Computing and Cybernetics, through its Centre for Grid Computing has offered an MSc degree in Grid Computing and e-Science since 2005. This is the first such MSc program offered in the UK, and the second in the world after the University of Amsterdam. As the newly appointed Lecturer in Advanced Computing Environments and Applications, my job will be to take over this program and develop new course modules on virtualization and cloud computing. I will also be responsible for overseeing PhD students and contributing to Cranfield's reputation for high quality, internationally recognized research in this area.