Places I have worked
University of Glasgow (1984-1988)
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I did my first degree in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow , graduating in 1988. When planning your trip to trace my past, leave plenty of time to explore Glasgow, a pure dead brilliant place. Just in case your ignorance knows no bounds, Glasgow is the largest (but not the capital) city in Scotland .
Royal Holloway (1988-1992)
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I emigrated to England (more precisely to Englefield Green) to study my PhD in the Mathematics Department at Royal Holloway, which was then called Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (RHBNC). My thesis was titled Discrete Structures in the Theory of Secret Sharing (there is a deeply unimpressive pun in that title which perhaps only mathematicians will notice, but blame Whit Diffie as he indirectly suggested it) and was supervised by Prof. Fred Piper. I thought I had succeeded in escaping from Royal Holloway in April 1992, but it was not to be...
University of Adelaide (1992-1996)
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I spent four years doing hard labour in Australia . I was employed as an ARC Research Associate in the Pure Mathematics Department of the University of Adelaide . The fine city of Adelaide is the capital of South Australia, allegedly the driest state of the driest continent in the world. I like being dry..
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1996-1999)
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In November 1996 I unexpectedly became a Belgian. It can happen to anyone who is not careful. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow working with the research group COSIC (but don't confuse them with COSIC, although at times the similarities are uncanny) in the Electrical Engineering Department (yes-really!) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in the very fine Flemish city of Leuven. Leuven is somewhere around the middle of a strange "tortilla chip" shaped country called Belgium, to whom I have dedicated this page.
Royal Holloway (2000-20??)
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In January 2000 I returned to Royal Holloway to take up my current position (sitting, facing terminal, slightly hunched over keypad). I became a Reader, which at least had a clear job description and am now a professor. I occupy an office just 2 metres from the one I moved into in October 1988. I guess that's some sort of progress...
Keith's Electronic Domicile