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The three academic stereotypes

You encounter a lot of different personalities in academia, but when you get right down to it they all seem to fall under three basic stereotypes.


Call for papers on managing federated networks

We are seeking papers on the issues involved in managing federations of systems, those that cross enterprise boundaries.


Computer scientists as university principals

I was surprised to discover a computer scientist as principal of a world-leading university the other day. I was even more surprised to discover that there have been several others.


The first year

Today marks the first anniversary of my moving to St Andrews. What have I learned since then?