I took A-levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry, followed by a degree in Natural Sciences (Theoretical Physics) at the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Bristol. I joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary as a Lecturer in 1979. I’ve been a Reader in Mathematics since 1989 and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematical Sciences since 2007. My main interests are various aspects of computing, in particular algebraic computing and web technology. If I have any spare time I like to watch Formula-1 and Wimbledon on television!