Alan Dix
Things I've done - a mini-CV


Professor Alan Dix

Professor (PT), School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham (from Feb 2012)
Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
Freelance writer, researcher and educator
email:
university/academic: alan@hcibook.com
url: http://alandix.com/

Listed below are some of the places I've been and things I've done during my professional life. See also my home page for current activities, my research topics page, and the books and publications section of my home page for things I've written.


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Education

1984 - 1987 Part-time D.Phil. in Computer Science
University of York (Department of Computer Science)
Thesis entitled "Formal Methods and Interactive Systems: Principles and Practice"
1980 - 1981 * Diploma in Mathematical Statistics (Distinction)
University of Cambridge (Statistics Laboratory, DPMMS)
1978 - 1981 B.A. in Mathematics (1st Class Hons.)
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
1971 - 1978 Howardian Comprehensive School, Cardiff

* Not really at the same time! I completed the Mathematical Tripos in two years, but Cambridge requires 3 years residency as well as the exams, so in my 'spare' third year I did the post-graduate Diploma in Mathematical Statistics at the Stats. Lab.

Honours, prizes, scholarships etc.

1978 Member of British Team to the 20th International Mathematical Olympiad in Bucharest, Rumania, at which I was awarded a second prize, a special prize, gave one of the closing speeches before the Rumanian Minister of Education, and appeared on Rumanian television! You can read my personal recollections of this event.
1978 Open Entrance Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge
1979-1981 Various Tripos and Osborn prizes for examination results
1980 Rouse Ball Essay Prize for an essay on Banach Lattices
1980 Further Open Scholarship


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Previous Employment

Sept. 2010 - June 2017 Senior Researcher, (P/T 50%)
Talis, Birmingham, UK
Jan. 2000 - Jan 2012 Professor
Computing Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YR, UK
2003 - 2012 Director, LUBEL
(Lancaster University Business Enterprises Ltd)
Aug. 2000 - 2004 CEO, limited
vfridge, Birmingham, UK
Oct. 1998 - 2003 Technical Director
aQtive limited ,Birmingham, UK
March 1999 - 2000. Professor of Computing (part-time)
School of Computing, Staffordshire University
Oct. 1996 - Jan 1999. Associate Dean
School of Computing, Staffordshire University
May 1994 - Oct. 1996. Reader in Software Technology
and Director of the HCI Research Centre, hci@hud
School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Huddersfield
Nov. 1989 - April 1994. SERC Advanced Research Fellow
HCI Group, Department of Computer Science, University of York
Nov. 1987 - Oct. 1989. SERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
HCI Group, Department of Computer Science, University of York
Nov. 1984 - Oct. 1987. Research Associate
HCI Group, Department of Computer Science, University of York
Jan. 1984 - Oct. 1984. Programmer
County Treasurers Dept., Cumbria County Council, Carlisle
Sept. 1981 - Oct. 1983. Scientific Officer
Spray Physics Group, National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Silsoe
(now known as Silsoe Research Institute)


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Grants

Funded projects and fellowships

 


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External activities

Honours

External bodies

Examinerships

Plenary talks

Conference committees


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Alan Dix 11th October 1997