Derek McAuley is Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science and Director of Horizon at the University of Nottingham. After a PhD and lectureship in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge he moved to a chair in Department of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow. He returned to Cambridge in July 1997, to help found the Cambridge Microsoft Research facility, moving on to found the Intel lablet in Cambridge in July 2002. A year working in Oregon for Intel from August 2005 until Augst 2006, was an interesting cultural diversion and improved the skiing enormously, but alas during this sojourn the Cambridge lablet was shut. Before joining Nottingham he enjoyed the cut and thrust of two startups, XenSource (now Citrix) and Netronome.
His research interests include ubiquitous computing, computer architecture, networking, distributed systems and operating systems.
He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and member of the UKCRC, a computing research expert panel of the IET and BCS