Professor David Hutchison
Faculty of Science and Technology
Tel: +44 1524 510331
Fax: +44 1524 510492
David Hutchison is Director of InfoLab21 and Professor of Computing at Lancaster University and has worked in the areas of computer communications, networking and multimedia systems for more than 20 years. He has completed many UK, European and industry-funded research contracts and published many papers as well as writing and editing books in these and related subject areas.
He was a member of the standing UK EPSRC Communications and Distributed Systems (CDS) Committee for several years and more recently has served on the Communications Panels that assess grant applications from the UK academic community. He has often assisted the EPSRC on research programme planning and was a technical expert adviser to the Office of Telecommunications (OFTEL) before it was recently integrated into OFCOM. He is frequently invited as an expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission in the areas of communications and networking, and has chaired many review panels for the EC. He receives many international invitations from Universities, research councils and industry to examine PhD theses, to serve on advisory boards and conference panels, and to give talks. He is a member of the steering group of the IST FP6 Network of Excellence on Emerging Networking Technologies and Experiments (E-NEXT).
His research interests cover advances in architecture, services and communication protocols for networked multimedia systems, including Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms, programmable networking and also multimedia content distribution networks. He has served as a programme committee member for many international conferences and workshops, including IEEE Infocom and ACM SIGCOMM, ACM Multimedia, Networking, IEEE Openarch, IWQoS, IWAN, IEEE MMNS, NGC and QofIS, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journals of ACM Multimedia Systems, Computer Networks, and Computer Communications. He is Editor of the Wiley book series in Communications Networking and Distributed Systems.
In the recent past, he has been a member of the UK Grid Technical Advisory Group, and chair of the Grid Network Team responsible for advising on the communications infrastructure used by e-Science applications. He is a member of the Grid Research Oversight Committee within the Global Grid Forum (GGF), and chair of the new UKLight Technical Advisory Group.
He has also been a member of the JISC Committee for the Support of Research and is one of the DTI’s advisors for the UK delegation to the EC Information Society Technologies R&D programmes. From January 2006 he has been appointed to the membership committee of the UKCRC (UK Computing Research Committee).
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