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Professor Richard Connor


Computing Science Stirling

Professor Richard Connor

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Graduated BSc Hons in Computational Science from the University of St Andrews in 1985, followed by PhD (Types and Polymorphism in Persistent Programming Systems) also from St Andrews in 1991. Held SERC Postdoctoral (Internet Programming Systems) and EPSRC Advanced (Data and Program on the Internet) Research Fellowships at St Andrews and Glasgow Universities respectively. Has a not unreasonable claim to have co-invented Cloud Computing, dating from the late 1990s, via these and also commercial involvement with Reuters, Enigmatec, and Cloudsoft; author of three world-wide protected patents in this domain.

Moved in 1999 to a Chair of Computer Science at Strathclyde University; Head of Department there from 2004-2007, moved to Stirling to CSM Division in July 2018.

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