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John Watt

Technical Director & Research Associate

John is Technical Director and Research Associate at the National e-Science Centre at the University of Glasgow. Since 2002 he has worked on many projects on access control, user management and security for UK e-Research, including DyVOSE, nanoCMOS, EuroDSD and GLASS, specialising in implementing Priveledge Management Infrastructures using software such as PERMIS and Shibboleth. John has also authored web portlets to streamline the operation of these infrastructures for end-users in the OMII-UK SPAM-GP project. He also helped create one of the first Masters-level courses in Grid Computing available at a UK University in 2004, in collaboration with Glasgow's Department of Computing Science.

Prior to joining NeSC, he worked at Kymata Optoelectronics (Livingston) as an embedded software engineer for passive optical device subsystems.

He holds a BSc.(Hons) in Physics and a Ph.D in Experimental Particle Physics, both from the University of Glasgow.

Contact details
Rm 216A
National e-Science Centre
Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 8647
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 8625
email: john dot watt at glasgow dot ac dot uk