Current Members

Ian Preston - Lead Developer

Ian joined the group when he started his DPhil in Particle Physics in 2005, after completing his MPhys at Oxford. As well as the intricacies (and anomalies) of the x86 architecture, he works on grid computing. In his Physics research he is looking at measurement of triple gauge coupling in the standard model at the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

Rhys Newman - Chief Architect

Rhys joined the IGD group in 2004 after spending over 20 years as a programmer in industry and academia. The first 10 were in C/C++ but since then he has focused exclusively on Java technology. Rhys got his DPhil from Oxford University in 1998 and since then has worked in several technology start-ups, city finance and academic positions. Rhys was awarded Java Rock Star status in 2007.

Jeff Tseng - Group Lead

Jeff formed the IGD group in 2003 when he arrived at Oxford to take up his post as University Lecturer in Physics. Before that, he was a research scientist at MIT and Fermilab working on the CDF particle physics experiment, where he built data acquisition systems out of off-the-shelf PC's and was in charge of the experiment's data handling systems and initial forays into grid computing.

Alumni Members

Chris Dennis

Chris joined the IGD group shortly after starting his DPhil in Particle Physics at Oxford. As well as his computing Chris works as part of the ATLAS collaboration on extra-dimensional models in exotic particle physics. Chris recently completed his studies at Oxford and has accepted a position in an exciting Java software house based in Silicon Valley

Guillaume Kirsch

Guillaume joined the group in 2007 when he started his DPhil work in Physics, after completing his MSc in the Ecole Polytechnique in France. He splits his time between the IDG group and research on weak nuclear forces and the origin of mass at ATLAS. He spends most of his spare time on the athletics track with the University sprint team.

Mike Moleschi

Mike joined us in 2006 as development engineer to help us ensure we had commercial quality software products. A graduate from the University of Alberta in Canada, he has worked in various industries as an embedded systems design engineer. Mike has recently (2008/09) started studying for his MBA here at Oxford University