I'm Professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Acting Head of Department at Northumbria University.
I studied Computer Science at Coventry University, before moving across town and gaining my Ph.D. in DNA Computing from the University
of Warwick. I then held a Leverhulme Special Research (now Early Career) Fellowship at the
University of Liverpool, before
obtaining my first permanent academic post (a joint lectureship in bioinformatics, between Computer Science and Biology). In 2002
I moved to the University of Exeter, to take up a lectureship in bioinformatics. I moved to
Manchester Metropolitan University in the summer of 2006; I started at MMU as a Senior Lecturer, was promoted to Reader in 2010, and
then to Professor in 2012. In 2018, I returned to my North-Eastern roots, and took up my position at Northumbria.
I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society,
a participant in Speakers for Schools, and a long-suffering supporter of Ipswich Town FC.
The best known upper bound on my Erdös number is 3, via one of:
Gheorge Paun, Grzegorz Rozenberg and Arto Salomaa, Topics in the theory of
DNA computing, Theoretical Computer Science 287:1, pp. 3--38,
Sept. 25, 2002.
Michele Zito, Ida Pu, Martyn Amos and Alan Gibbons, RNC algorithms for the uniform generation of combinatorial structures, Proceedings of the Seventh Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA'96), pp. 429-437, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1996.
Dennis Shasha and Martyn Amos, DNA hash pooling and its applications, International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation 1:1, p.p. 18-32, 2009.
My personal book collection is catalogued here: