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Phone: +44 131 650 5998
My office is IF 4.07.
- Informatics Forum
- 10 Crichton St
- EH8 9AB
- United Kingdom
I am Reader in Computer Science here at the University of
Edinburgh. My first degree was in Mathematics, from Cambridge
(B.A. 1985, M.A. 1988),
and after doing the conversion Diploma in Computer Science, I
came to Edinburgh for my Ph.D. (awarded 1991). After completing this, I was a
postdoc for a couple of years, and since 1992 I've been
on the teaching staff. From 1997 to 2002, I was an EPSRC Advanced
UoE users can see my schedule of planned absences.
If you're interested in my research, please go to my
I am interested in supervising Ph.D. study in any of several areas:
concurrency, modal and temporal logics, applications of set theory to
computer science, application of concurrency to
phonology. If you're interested in any of these, contact me, and see
Postgraduate pages for information about our postgraduate
programme and the application procedure.
The School no longer runs any undergraduate intern programme.
In 2018-19, I'm on sabbatical.
The materials for the ESSLLI2012 course on Formal and Computational
Approaches to Phonology are here: ESSLLI2012.
looking for archived information on CSL'02, the CSL'02 home page is still available.
If you're looking for the TolkLang archive, please go to the TolkLang home page.
If you're looking for my Mah-Jong programs, please go to my personal site.
The various bits of software I've written (and let loose) over the
years are here.
We all use lots of software, for making presentations if nothing
else. Some of it is so complex that the manuals are huge, and a
challenge to read on screen. So sometimes I just want hard-copy. The
manuals are mostly too big to print at the office, and who wants to
manually bind a 400-page manual? But now in these days of
print-on-demand, it's relatively straightforward to turn any manual
into a decent quality and cheap book. So now I do this with manuals I
would once have printed. Having made the once-off effort, anybody else
can then order the books too, so why not make them available?
If you want to look at my list of manuals, go to my manuals page.