George Coulouris (computer scientist)

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George Coulouris
Institutions Queen Mary, University of London
University of Cambridge[1]
IBM
Imperial College London
Known for Content Addressable File Store
Website
www.coulouris.net
www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~gc

George F. Coulouris is a British computer scientist and the son of actor George Coulouris. He is an emeritus professor of Queen Mary, University of London and is currently Visiting Professor in Residence at University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and co-author of a textbook in distributed systems.[2] He was instrumental in the development of ICL's Content Addressable File Store[3] (CAFS) and he developed em, the Unix editor, which inspired Bill Joy to write vi. [4][5] [6]

Education[edit]

In 1960 George Coulouris graduated with an honours degree in Physics from University College London.

Career[edit]

Colouris worked at IBM and other companies before joining the London Institute of Computer Science as a Research Assistant and then Imperial College London as a lecturer in 1965.

In 1971 he joined Queen Mary College as a lecturer. He became a reader in 1973 and a professor in 1978. [7] He retired from Queen Mary in 1998, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge since. [8]

Family[edit]

Prof Coulouris's name is of Greek heritage, as he is the son of actor George Coulouris, whose father was a Greek immigrant to Britain married to an English woman.[citation needed]

George Coulouris's sister is artist Mary-Louise Coulouris.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naguib, H.; Coulouris, G.; Mitchell, S. (2002). "Middleware Support for Context-aware Multimedia Applications". New Developments in Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 70. p. 9. doi:10.1007/0-306-47005-5_2. ISBN 0-7923-7481-9.  edit
  2. ^ Narasimhan, V. Lakshmi (1995). IEEE First ICA3PP, IEEE First International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, Brisbane, Australia, 19–21 April 1995. IEEE. p. 890. ISBN 978-0-7803-2018-5. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Coulouris, G. F.; Evans, J. M.; Mitchell, R. W. (1972). "Towards Content-Addressing in Data Bases". The Computer Journal 15 (2): 95. doi:10.1093/comjnl/15.2.95.  edit
  4. ^ Vance, Ashlee (September 11, 2003). "Bill Joy's greatest gift to man – the vi editor". The Register. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  5. ^ Coulouris, George. "Bits of History". Queen Mary, University of London. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  6. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  7. ^ "George Coulouris, Emeritus Professor of Computer Systems". Queen Mary, University of London. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  8. ^ "Professor George Coulouris". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 

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