Professor Paddy Nixon is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Tasmania (UTAS).
Prior to taking up this position he was Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor at University College Dublin in Distributed Systems. Professor Nixon has significant industrial and commercial experience. He has had active collaborations with Microsoft Research, HP, Intel, Oracle and IBM. He was Academic Director of the Intel Technology for Independent Living Centre. Professor Nixon was an IBM faculty fellow at the IBM Dublin Centre for Advanced Studies.
He has published over 220 publications including editing 9 books. He also chaired the national public consultation in Ireland for Next Generation Broadband for the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. He is currently chair of the Digital Futures Advisory Council in Tasmania.