Paul Cockshott was born in Edinburgh 1952 and educated at McMaster, Manchester, Heriot Watt and Edinburgh Universities. I trained originally as an economist and later studied computer science at Heriot WattUniversity and Edinburgh University. I worked in industry for ICL on hardware verification and for Memex on the design of database machines. I have been a research worker or lecturer at the universities of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt, Glasgow and Strathclyde. Currently I am a Reader in the Computing Science Department at the University of Glasgow.
I have a proven track record in intellectual leadership of research groups at Memex, Strathclyde and Glasgow. At Memex, all of the research projects undertaken by their R&D division whilst I was there were proposed by me. At Strathclyde I was instrumental in coalescing the 10 strong Data-Compression group. At Glasgow I am the senior academic in the Computer Vision and Graphics group.
• Awarded £715K in government competitive research contracts.
• Secured £615K in industrial research contracts.
• Published 7 books, 4 chapters in books, 41 refereed journal papers, 51 conference papers, and 10 patents.
• Supervised 6 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 1 PhD student.
• B A, Manchester University, 1973 in Economics Hons 2(ii).
• Secondary School Teachers Certificate Moray House, 1974
• MSc. Computer Science, Heriot Watt University, 1976.
• Ph.D. Computer Science, Edinburgh University.
Professional Awards. A H Reeve Premium, awarded by Institution of Electrical Engineers in 2005, for my contributions to 3D TV.
Membership of Professional Bodies
• EPSRC Computer College 1998-2001
• American Association for Advancement of Science since 1992
• IEEE Computer Society 1977-2002
• International Working Group on Value Theory 1996-2000