Norman W. Paton
Norman W. Paton is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, where he co-leads the Information Management Group. He has a BSc and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Aberdeen. He works principally on databases and distributed information management.
Current activities include the development of distributed and service-based query processing technologies for the Grid in the OGSA-DAI and myGrid projects, and the design and implementation of spatio-temporal data models and query languages in the Tripod project. He also works on genome data management, in particular exploring the use of data integration techniques for making better use of functional genomic data.
He is Co-Chair of the Database Access and Integration Services Working Group of the Global Grid Forum.