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Professor of Computer Science, Aston University

I am a professor of Computer Science. I am also active in the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI).

I served as Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science from September 2008 to January 2014. Prior to this I had worked for IBM Corporation from 1987 to 2008. Most recently I was an IBM Distinguished Engineer at IBM, Hursley. I served as IBM’s Technical Advisor to Barclays Group. Before that I was Chief Technology Officer for Messaging technology.

My background is in complex systems software with particular focus on performance and the issues involved in delivering different aspects of Quality of Service

Research interests:
Introducing technology and social change into the Punjab to address the challenge of open field burning of agricultural residues.


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    Professor of Computer Science, Aston University