I am professionally a mathematician. Some of my interests are
graph theory and stochastic processes for network applications;
distributed algorithms; wireless systems;
and mathematical computing, including computational number theory and combinatorial optimization. I am a visiting lecturer in the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, and an Industrial Fellow in the Institute for Mathematical Innovation at the University of Bath.
me on Wikipedia,
me on Google Street View,
and me on Google Scholar.
My other interests include the linguistic history of English
place-names (especially of Suffolk),
and cycling. I have been a cartotaller (total abstainer from the use of cars) since 2008-06-08. My pronoun is anaphoric.
2021-08-14: My paper “Middle English shiteburgh `a privy'” is online.
2021-04-14: My new book “An index to personal names in English place-names” is now published!
My paper “Old English collective plant-names in place-names” is online.
My paper “The river Mearcella in Suffolk, once again” is online.
My paper “The wolverine: an animal-name from a personal name?” is online.
My paper (with A. Middleton, J. Dawes, A. Járai) “How close is the nearest node in a wireless network?” is online.
My paper “The etymology of ‘girl’: two more ideas” is online. This was the second most-read paper in the OUP journal Notes & Queries in November 2021!
My paper “The first girls in England” is online. This was the most-read paper in the OUP journal Notes & Queries in October 2020!
My paper “Two coastal terms of continental origin: shingle and dene” is online.
My paper “Snavergate: a unique Old Danish term in medieval Suffolk” is online.
My paper “Middle English rōde ‘a ride’ and its compounds” is online.
History of this website: this site goes back to an original version of about 1994, when it was common for mathematicians and physicists to have their own website (and not common for any other websites to exist). About 1998 I switched to maintaining the site with a perl script given to me by David MacKay, whose posthumous website also built with this script is still alive.
I have had to remove the following files due to excessive automated downloading:
Please email me if you would like a copy of these.
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