Dr Andrew Scott G7VAV

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Andrew Scott is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, which was formed in 2010 by merging the Computing Department and the Department of Communication Systems. He has been a member of the former Distributed Multimedia Research Group in Computing since the late eighties, initially working on process control systems. Andrew then moved onto the development of networked multimedia workstations and devices, at a time when this demanded custom hardware and parallel processing. After working on ATM based systems, he became interested in wireless networks, which indirectly led to the University deploying a regional wireless network; this eventually evolved into Cleo.

Andrew worked on early web based systems developing user tracking and Internet mapping systems, results of the latter being used in a range of textbooks and corporate brochures. He also established the University web presence along the way.

Following this, he established Lancaster's IPv6 group in early 1997. This work continued as the Mobile IPv6 Systems Research Laboratory, based around a large-scale industrially funded network testbed.

Other work has included the development of an Active Network router and host architecture (LARA), a precursor to SDNs, that was probably unique in being shown to be usable in real networks at typical line speeds.

His current interests include operating systems (including embedded and network operating systems) and systems architecture; network testbeds; network architectures and protocols, particularly those relating to mobile and ad hoc systems; embedded systems, including mobile devices and sensor networks.

Recent projects include the EU Intersection project; EU ANA project, looking at autonomic networking; GpENI and the UK Level-0 networks, which are deploying large-scale network testbeds.

The IPv6 group he established at Lancaster produced a number of early implementations of Mobile-IPv6, including for Cisco Systems and Microsoft; the latter was shipped with Microsoft operating systems and recognised by Bill Gates with the first Microsoft Windows Embedded Academic Excellence Award.

Some Past Projects
Enable Ancillary Services by Renewable Energy Sources (EASY-RES)
Autonomic Network Architecture (ANA)
INfrastructure for heTErogeneous, Resilient, SEcure, Complex,
Tightly Inter-Operating Networks
PeterPan (PeterPan)
Collaborative Browsing (CoBrow)
Just In-Time Open Learning (JITOL)
(P)=Principal Investigator, (C)=Co-Investigator, (R)=Recognised Researcher:
Virtual Routers: A Technology for Enabling Internet Innovation (C)
EP/D05835X/1 / EP/D061628/1
Programmable Network Support for Mobile Services (P) GR/R31461/01
JREI: Active network support for distributed Multimedia research and applications (C) GR/L86609/01
ROPA: Adapting heterogeneous networks and end systems to support
common distributed multimedia applications
(P) GR/L59603/01
Multimedia information modelling for distributed systems (C) GR/J78129/01
Scalable multimedia storage servers (C) GR/J11065/01
A Quality of Service Architecture (QOS-A) for multimedia communications systems (C) GR/H77194/01
Multimedia Network Interface (MNI) GR/000000/01
JANET "Level-0" Network
Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation GpENI (Associate)
Anaconda funded by Microsoft Research
Mobile-IPv6 funded by Microsoft [Some publicity material]
Mobile-IPv6 Systems Research Laboratory
funded by Cisco, Microsoft Research and Orange
JANET Wireless Advisory Group funded by ja.net, formerly UKERNA
Lancaster and Microsoft Active Research Collaboration (LandMARC)
funded by Microsoft Research
Bermuda funded by ja.net, formerly UKERNA
Anytime, Anywhere Learning funded by Microsoft
Education Departments' Superhighways Initiative (EDSI)
funded by Department for Education
BT University Research Initiative (BT-URI) on Multi-Service Networks
funded by BT
Various contracts and consultancies

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