Biography of Malcolm Atkinson
Malcolm Phillip Atkinson joined the University in 1984 to take up an appointment to a newly created second chair of Computing Science.
Atkinson is a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge (MA with first class honours in Physics, 1966) and gained a Diploma in Computer Science the following year. He has worked at the Universities of Pennsylvania, East Anglia, Cambridge, Rangoon and Lancaster. He also worked for the companies Sun Microsystems in California and O2 in Versailles.
Atkinson is now the UK e-Science Envoy and Director of the e-Science Institute. He is Professor of e-Science in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.