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Prof Ian Wakeman

Post:Professor of Software Systems (Informatics)
Other posts:Deputy Head of School (School of Engineering and Informatics)
 Head of Department of Informatics (School of Engineering and Informatics)
Location:CHICHESTER 2 2R313
Personal homepage:ianw

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678364
International:+44 1273 678364

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Ian Wakeman is a Professor in Software Systems in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex. He has a BA in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University, a MS from Stanford University and a PhD from UCL. His research could be described as user-centred networking, investigating protocols and techniques to make computer networks work for people. This has spawned over 80 refereed papers in fields as diverse as congestion control for packetized video, programming languages for active networks and has more recently focused on trust based approaches for network and system configuration in pervasive computing. He is the co-founder of InCrowd Sports Ltd, which provide app driven connectivity within sports stadia.  More detail can be found at Ian's personal webpages.


  • Deputy Head of the School of Engineering and Informatics

Community and Business

Was managing director of TribeHive Ltd, (now IncrowdSports Ltd) a spinout company commercialising our work on a practical delay tolerant network for mobile phone apps.