Professor Paddy Nixon joined Ulster University as Vice Chancellor on 01 July 2015. He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) – responsible for driving the research agenda, through both existing and newly formed research institutes. He has extensive industry and commercial experience, particularly in collaborations with global high tech firms.
He was previously Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor in Distributed Systems at University College Dublin (UCD), where he was Vice Principal (Deputy Dean) of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. From 2007 – 2010 he was Academic Director of INTEL’s Independent Living and Digital Health, leading a team of 150 clinicians, researchers and engineers.
Professor Nixon (47) is originally from Liverpool. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. In addition to his time at UCD he has held academic positions at the University of Strathclyde, Trinity College Dublin and at Manchester Metropolitan University. His significant industrial and commercial experience includes collaborations with INTEL, Microsoft Research, HP, Oracle and IBM.