The Steering Committee reviews and evaluates CDT activities to ensure that it is addressing and achieving its strategic aims.
The Steering Committee consists of the following individuals as well as all members of the Executive Management Committee.
Jim Ashe - Director of Commercialisation and Industry Engagement, School of Informatics
Jim Ashe first graduated in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow. His post graduate education was sponsored by The General Electric Company and he spent 5 years as Principal Research Engineer at the GEC-Marconi Research Centre. His research interests included: High power, High performance VLSI Structures and Devices, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits and Electronic Interconnection and Packaging.
He then joined Cambridge based Anamartic (A Tandem Computer and Fujitsu Company) working on fault tolerant WSI (Wafer Scale Integration) devices. Jim was one of the first employees of Xaar PLC and was heavily involved in IP Licensing and fundamental in developing Xaar’s microfabrication facility on the Cambridge Science Park. He helped found Intense Photonics (a spin out based on IP in the field of Quantum Well Intermixing – owned by The University of Glasgow) where he led the commercial activities. Intense Photonics raised over £56M in private venture funding. Prior to joining the School of Informatics, he led the commercial activities in IP Licensing at the commercialisation company of DSTL (Defence Scientific and Technical Laboratories).
Prof Alex Lascarides - Chair in Semantics, School of Informatics and Deputy Director of Informatics Graduate School
Rhys Perry - Portfolio Manager for Information & Communication Technologies at EPSRC and EPSRC CDT Contact for the CDT in Pervasive Parallelism
Rhys Perry is a portfolio manager within EPSRC’s Information & Communication Technologies team. He is responsible for the New and Emerging Areas cross-ICT priority, and contact for ICT Fellowships and manages the following research areas:
- Programming Languages & Compilers
- Theoretical Computer Science
Rhys is the ESPRC contact for the CDT PPar.
Dr Charles Sutton - Deputy Director of the CDT in Data Science and Reader in the School of Informatics
Justs Zarins - CDT PPar Student Representative