Malcolm Atkinson is the director of the National e-Science Centre and the e-Science Institute. He is the UK e-Science Envoy and plays a leading role in the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute (OMII-UK), and is on the advisory boards of major national and international grid projects. He leads training and education in the two EU-funded EGEE and ICEAGE projects, (International Collaboration to Extend and Advance Grid Education). He is a member of the Global Grid Forum Steering Group and data area director for GGF.
He began his career in computing in 1966. He has worked at seven universities: Glasgow, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, UEA, Cambridge, Rangoon and Lancaster, and for two companies: Sun Microsystems (at SunLabs in California) and O2 (an Object-Oriented DB company in its early years in Versailles). He led the development of the Department of Computing Science in Glasgow and is now Professor of e-Science in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
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