Personal data inc. childhood, education, employment, etc.
- SCHOOL: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
- FIRST EMPLOYMENT: Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, 1952-1954
Scientific Assistant, Physics Group, Isotopes Division under J. L. Putman
BSc. Special Hons. Physics, University of Reading, Berks. 1954-1957
Metallurgy Research (Self diffusion coeff. iron), Reading 1958
PhD Mathematics, University of Southampton, Hants. 1959-1961
- POSTGRADUATE EMPLOYMENT 1: Ferranti London Computer Centre (later ICSL), 1962-1965
Senior programmer and project leader responsible for various applications including
the Atlas Linear Programming System.
- POSTGRADUATE EMPLOYMENT 2: Engineering Computations. Initially a partnership
specialising in structural stress analysis. The partnership was dissolved in 1971 but
the firm continued as a sole tradership working in a wider range of OR and engineering
- PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Fellow British Computer Society (FBCS)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Most scientific computer languages and utilities inc. FORTRAN,
MS VISUAL BASIC, JAVA, HTML/CSS, COLDFUSION (plus SQL),
- ENGINEERING SOFTWARE:
I have designed and developed many software systems for applications
in civil and structural engineering. Much of this has been commissioned
by government departments, notably the Highways Engineering Computer Branch of
the Department of the Environment and the Building Research Establishment. A
full listing of projects is too extensive, and boring, to include here but I would mention
that many have involved non-linear optimisation in the solution of design problems.
The largest project (not involving optimisation) was for the design and
implementation of BREEZE - a system for computing airflow and contaminant
dispersal in large multi-chamber buildings under a variety of environmental
conditions. In 1993 I was awarded the CIBSE Napier medal for a paper based
on BREEZE results and, as I was told by the President, for the development
of the program.
- RECREATION: Sport has played a large part in my life.
First teams for school, Reading University, Southampton University, Finchley Cricket Club,
and other teams.
Competitive amateur olympic lifting (1952-1961).
Society of Amateur Weightlifters silver medallist 1960.
Member of a variety of county, university, and regional teams.
Nikyu at Shinto Ryu (London) (1968)
Winner: The Chairman's Salver 1976, 1978.
Winner: The Presidents Cup 1979.
Winner: The UK Golf Croquet Championship (1985).
Member of England team for eight years from 1980.
Member of Great Britain team for first ever test match against the USA (1985).