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Senior Researcher and Director, HP Labs

Dr. Dejan Milojicic is a senior researcher and director at HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA [1998-]. His areas of expertise include operating systems, distributed systems, and systems management. He worked in the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA [1994-1998] and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia [1983-1991]. He received his PhD from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (1993); and MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia (1983/86). Dejan has published over 160 papers and 2 books; he has 17 patents and 34 patent applications. Dejan is an IEEE Fellow, ACM Distinguished Engineer, and USENIX member. He was the IEEE Computer Society 2014 President and he is the IEEE Division VIII Director 2016-2018. He is a founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE ComputingNow.


Daniele Quercia is a computer scientist at Bell Labs in Cambridge (UK), has been named one of Fortune magazine's 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about “happy maps” at TED. His research has been focusing in the area of urban informatics and received best paper awards from Ubicomp 2014 and from ICWSM 2015, and an honorable mention from ICWSM 2013. He was Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs, a Horizon senior researcher at the University of Cambridge, and Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. He received his PhD from UC London. His thesis was sponsored by Microsoft Research and was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science.



Beth's a technical writer at Redgate Software, and spends her days trying to make complex software easy to understand. In her spare time, she enjoys bouldering and solving cryptic crosswords. She blogs about writing for user interfaces at





Dr Chris Hargreaves has been a lecturer in Forensic Computing at Cranfield University since 2009, based at the Defence Academy of the UK in Shrivenham. In January he will be leaving to launch a private company (HARGS) that delivers digital forensic education, research and consultancy. A full profile of his recent activities is available here (




Heidi Howard 

PhD student
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

Heidi Howard is currently studying towards PhD at the Cambridge University, Computer Lab, under the supervision of Prof. Jon Crowcroft. Her research interest is fault-tolerance, consistency and consensus in modern distributed systems.

In 2014, she received her BA in Computer Science from Pembroke College at the Cambridge University. She has previously worked as Research Assistant and Undergraduate Researcher, under the supervisions of Anil Madhavapeddy,  Jon Crowcroft and Robert Mullins at the also at Cambridge University.  Her past work includes middlebox traversal,  DNS, privacy preserving systems and wireless community networks.

For more update information: visit her blog ( or twitter (@heidiann360).




John Grant

Nine Tiles

John Grant wrote the operating system and BASIC compiler for the Sinclair ZX range of microcomputers, and in 1981 created local area networking technology which was used in both industrial and commercial environments. Since then he has created products for carrying video and audio over digital networks, and related network switching equipment; over that time the functionality has migrated from processors to FPGAs, and the current platform does not include any hard-wired general-purpose CPUs. He is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and chairs its standards subcommittee SC-02 on digital audio, as well as being active in a number of other international standards groups.




Dr David Modic

Postdoctoral Researcher,
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

Dr. David Modic, an economic psychologist, is postdoctoral researcher at the Security Group, Computer Laboratory; and a senior member of King’s College. His primary research interests include cybercrime, psychology of persuasion, behavioural modification and trust on the Internet.




Dr Ian Lewis

Director of Infrastructure Investment, University of Cambridge

2014- Director of Infrastructure Investment, University of Cambridge
2005-2014 Director of the University Computing Service, lesson in how to lead without a financial incentive
1998-2005 CIO Investment Banking (Europe and USA), fast paced, entirely driven by money.
1995-1998 PhD Computer Lab Cambridge, Kicked Ass
1989-1995 Techy Nerd then CIO Investment Banking (USA), greed was good.
1983-1989 IBM Sales and Marketing, triumph of sales training over autistic lack of empathy
1979-1983 BSc Comp Sci QMC London, Kicked Ass.






Sav Jeyendran

Technology Specialist and Designer, Canon

Sav Jeyendran is a London based Technology Specialist and Designer. Graduating with a degree in Industrial Design in 2010 from Brunel University. After this he worked as a Design Engineer for small art studios producing unique interactive art pieces. Eventually ending up working with 3D printing, in the first high street retailer dedicated solely to 3D Printers and Additive Layer Manufacture. Since April 2015 Sav has worked for Canon UK as part of their new venture into 3D Printing.




Andrew Tsonchev

Cyber Security Specialist, Darktrace

Andrew is a technical specialist in cyber security and threat analysis, with expertise understanding network monitoring and advanced threat detection. Before joining Darktrace, Andrew worked as a Security Researcher at Cisco Systems analyzing vast data sets to uncover new trends and developments in the threat landscape. His findings have been widely reported in leading media outlets, including PC World, CRN, SecurityWeek, TripWire, and the New York Times. He holds a first class degree in physics from Oxford University, and a first class degree in philosophy from King’s College London.




Richard Brown 

Richard Brown has been part of collective effort to make an next generation post-Acorn RISCOS Machine. Since interest in RISCOS surged with the production of the Raspberry Pi, the idea to make it into a modern machine has now become a reality.




Jon Warbrick's is the manager of the Information Systems team in the Build and Development division of University of Cambridge Information Services. The team is responsible for developing and running a range of UIS services involving information delivery, particularly over the web, and authentication and authorisation.




Nick Mattin

Head of Service Development
University of Cambridge Information Services

Nick Mattin is the Head of Service Development in the Build and Development division of the UIS. His team is responsible, amongst many other things, for Drupal web development, SharePoint and bespoke software development. 
We aim to produce websites and software which are tightly focussed on evidence based user needs and requirements.