Ian received a Bachelors degree in Physics and Computer Science in 1987 from Manchester Metropolitan University. One year later he completed a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Manchester University. In 2009 he completed a Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden, with a thesis entitled “Quality aspects of Internet telephony”.
Ian has researched and published on several topics including end system network support for real time media, including BSD kernel support for queuing algorithms UNIX and handover solutions for Windows platforms. Some of the software systems developed have been incorporated into industry platforms. Ian as extensively worked on Web caching algorithms, road traffic flow and Edge computing.
Ian has worked at the research institute for 25+ years, supervised 20+ students and applied and worked in 20+ projects from small SME-led consultancy to large multi-million Euro efforts.