Mark Shackleton is the current head of Pervasive Computing at the BT Group Pervasive ICT Research Centre. Prior to this, Shackleton "graduated from Sheffield University (UK) in 1986 with a BSc (Hons, Class I) in Computer Science. He first worked for Singer Link-Miles, manufacturers of commercial flight simulators, developing real-time 3D computer graphics algorithms and systems. He joined the Image Processing and Computer Vision research group at BT (British Telecommunications) in 1989. In this group, he designed and implemented a number of systems in areas such as automatic face recognition, model-based coding, and content retrieval from images and video sequences. During this period, he spent time seconded to MIT Media Laboratory working closely alongside researchers there. In 1996 he moved across to the Future Technologies Group, now part of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, BTexact, at Adastral Park. He now leads this group whose remit is to develop novel solutions to problems using nature-inspired algorithms and approaches. Mark is Project Manager of BTexact’s Pervasive Computing research program which is seeking to address the issues of complexity inherent in the next generation of large-scale, complex, dynamic networks of computational devices."
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