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Dr Joe Finney

Senior Lecturer

Joe Finney


Tel: +44 1524 510325

Research overview

My research revolves around the investigation of network and system support for mobile, embedded and ubiquitous computing. I typically employ an experimental methodology in my research. Through the prototyping of novel and emerging applications, I work to discover new requirements, architectures, protocols and techniques for future networks and systems. I find adopting such a pragmatic and experimental approach not only provides accurate research results and insights, but also enables more direct dissemination of research results into both the academic and industrial research communities. As an example of this, previous work I undertook around the Mobile IPv6 protocol was later adopted by Microsoft and integrated in their Windows XP and CE operating systems, and have developed patented and licensed technology for the creation of emergent displays.

Career Details

Academic qualifications:

Ph.D. Computer Science, Lancaster 1999

B.Sc. Hons Computer Science (1st Class Hons), Lancaster 1995



Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2007 - present.

Lecturer, Department of Computing, Lancaster University, 2001 - 2007.

Research Associate, Department of Computing, Lancaster University, 1998 - 2001.



Professional Role

Exemplar professional roles (past and present include):

Technical Program Committee Memberships

ACM Mobicom
ACM Advances in Computer Entertainment
IFIP Networking
IFIP Workshop on Challenges of Mobility

Research Leadership

Program co-chair: IEEE EuroSSC, EU Cabernet Radicals Workshop
Demo chair: ACM Advances in Computer Entertainment
Local organizer:ACM/IEEE WMCSA, ACM/IEEE Iinterative Distributed Multimeda Systems

External Examiner Positions

Undergraduate External Examiner: University of Stirling
MSc External Examiner: University of Sussex


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