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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Name:                          Anthony John Grenville Hey

Date of Birth:                17 August 1946

Marital Status:              Married with three children


Present Appointment

2001-                                       Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme

Previous Appointments at University of Southampton

1974 - 1981                             Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

1981 - 1983                             Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

1983 - 1986                             Reader in Theoretical Physics

1986 – 1994                            Professor of Computation in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science

1994 – 1999                            Head of Department of Electronics and Computer Science

1999 -  2001                            Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


Research Appointments

1970 - 1972                             Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

1972 - 1974                             Research Fellow in Theory Division at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

1978                                        Visiting Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics Department at  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

1981                                        Visiting Research Professor in Theoretical Physics at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

1990                                        Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science Division, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, USA

1998                                        Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Quantum Computing and Cryptography Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA


Educational and Professional Qualifications

1967                                        B.A. in Physics (1st Class), University of Oxford

1970                                        D.Phil. in Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

1994                                        Member IEEE Computer Society

1996                                        Fellow of the British Computer Society

1996                                        Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineering

1997                                        Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council

2001                                         Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering


Honours and Distinctions

1964 - 1967                             Open Scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford

1967                                        Scott Prize for Physics, University of Oxford

1968 - 1970                             Senior Scholarship to St. John’s College, Oxford

1970 - 1972                             Harkness Fellowship

1973                                        Royal Society European Fellowship

1974                                        CERN Fellowship

1986 - 1991                             SERC Senior Fellowship

1987                                        The Quantum Universe commended runner-up in 1987 COPUS Science Book Prize

1989                                        BCS Jubilee Lecturer

1998                                        IEE Computing and Control Engineering Journal Premium


Academic Professional Activities

Past National/International Committee Memberships

SERC Particle Physics Experimental Selection Panel

SERC Theoretical Particle Physics Sub-Committee

SERC Particle Physics Committee

DTI/SERC Parallel and Novel Architectures Committee

DTI/SERC Transputer Applications Management Group

Computer Board Technical Options Group

ISC(HEFCE) New Technologies Sub-Committee

ISC(HEFCE) Parallel Centres Steering Committee (Chair)

EPSRC Technology Opportunities Panel

EPSRC HPC Technology Watch Panel

JISC(HEFCE) Technology Applications Sub-Committee

Advisory Board for CERN School of Computing (Chair)

International Parkbench Group for Computer Benchmarking (Chair)

EPCC Advisory Board


Present National/International Committee Memberships

Joint Information Systems Committee

JISC Committee for Support of Research (Chair)

E-Science Steering Committee

E-Science Technical Advisory Group (Chair)

INRIA Scientific Advisory Panel

EU Information Society Technology Advisory Group

IEE Council

International Research Community Activities

1. Member IFIP Working Group 10.3 on Concurrent Systems

2. Member of Programme Committees for numerous International Conferences and Workshops. Recent examples are:

SuperComputing97: San Diego - IEEE and ACM sponsored

EuroPar 98 :Southampton – ACM and IFIP sponsored  (Chair)

Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming 99 : Atlanta - ACM sponsored

EuroPar 2000: Munich – ACM and IFIP sponsored

EuroGRID 2001: Italy – NATO sponsored


Editorial Activities

European Editor for Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience

Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Parallel Computing

Editorial Board Member for Scientific Programming

Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Supercomputing and HPC

Guest Editor for Parallel Computing


Refereeing and Reviewing

Member EPSRC IT-Computing College of Referees

Expert Referee for EU Esprit Programme

Reviewer for Times Higher Educational Supplement and New Scientist


Other Professional Activities

Referee research proposals for R&D organisations in the USA, Australia and South Africa.

Referee for tenure/promotion decisions at UK and US institutions

External assessor for Chair appointments at UK and US universities

Ph.D. examiner at most major UK universities

External Examiner (1996 – 99) for M.Sc. in Advanced Computer Science at Manchester University

Member various ad hoc working groups for SERC, ABRC, Computer Board, JISC and EPSRC


Public Understanding of Science

1999 -  present             Chairman of Southern Science and Technology Forum

2000                            President of the Physics Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Regular Lecturer for the IOP and BAYS  to Schools and Colleges

Lecturer at annual BA meetings, most recently in Cardiff in 1998, Sheffield in 1999 and London in 2000

Co-author of two ‘popular’ science books – The Quantum Universe and Einstein’s Mirror; expanded version The New Quantum Universe to appear.




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