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 was a Reader in Mathematics from 1989 and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematical Sciences from 2007 until I retired on 1 October 2017. 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!