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Professor Tony Hey

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Born
Anthony John Grenville Hey

(1946-08-17) 17 August 1946 (age 74) [1] [2]
England, UK
NationalityBritish
Education King Edward's School, Birmingham
Alma mater University of Oxford (BA, DPhil) [1]
Awards ACM Fellow (2017) [3]
Pinkerton Lecture (2006)
Scientific career
Fields
Institutions
Thesis Polarization in electron-proton scattering  (1970)
Doctoral advisor P. K. Kabir [5]
Website tonyhey.net

Professor Anthony John Grenville Hey CBE FREng FIET FInstP FBCS (born 17 August 1946) [1] was Vice-President of Microsoft Research Connections, a division of Microsoft Research, until his departure in 2014. [4] [6] [7] [8] [9]

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Education

Hey was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham [1] and the University of Oxford. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics in 1967, and a Doctor of Philosophy in theoretical physics [5] in 1970 supervised by P. K. Kabir. He was a student of Worcester College, Oxford and St John's College, Oxford. [1]

Career and research

From 1970 through 1972 Hey was a postdoctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Moving to Pasadena, California, he worked with Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. [10] He then moved to Geneva, Switzerland and worked as a fellow at CERN (the European organisation for nuclear research) for two years. Hey worked about thirty years as an academic at University of Southampton, starting in 1974 as a particle physicist. He spent 1978 as a visiting fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For 1981 he returned to Caltech as a visiting research professor. There he learned of Carver Mead's work on very-large-scale integration and become interested in applying parallel computing techniques to large-scale scientific simulations.

Hey worked with British semiconductor company Inmos on the Transputer project in the 1980s. He switched to computer science in 1985, and in 1986 became professor of computation in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton. While there, he was promoted to Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science in 1994 and Dean of Engineering and Applied Science in 1999. Among his work was "doing research on Unix with tools like LaTeX." [11] In 1990 he was a visiting fellow at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center of IBM Research. He then worked with Jack Dongarra, Rolf Hempel and David Walker, to define the Message Passing Interface (MPI) [12] which became a de facto open standard for parallel scientific computing. [13] In 1998 he was a visiting research fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the USA. [14]

Hey led the UK's e-Science Programme from March 2001 to June 2005. He was appointed corporate vice-president of technical computing at Microsoft on 27 June 2005. [15] Later he became corporate vice-president of external research, and in 2011 corporate vice-president of Microsoft Research Connections until his departure in 2014. [16]

Since 2015, he is a Senior Data Science Fellow [17] at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Hey is the editor of the journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. [18] [19] Among other scientific advisory boards in Europe and the United States, he is a member of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) Advisory Committee.[ citation needed ]

Publications

Hey has authored or co-authored a number of books including The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, [20] The Quantum Universe [21] and The New Quantum Universe, [22] The Feynman Lectures on Computation [23] [24] and Einstein's Mirror. [25] Hey has also authored numerous peer-reviewed journal papers. [4] [6] [7] [8] [26] [27] [28] [29] His latest book is a popular book on computer science called The Computing Universe: A Journey through a Revolution. [30]

Awards and honours

Hey had an open scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford from 1963 to 1967, won the Scott Prize for Physics in 1967, senior scholarship to St John's College, Oxford in 1968 and was a Harkness Fellow from 1970 through 1972. [2] Hey was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005. He was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) in 1996, the Institute of Physics (FInstP) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1996 and the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2001. [2] In 2006 he presented the prestigious IET Pinkerton Lecture. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from Newcastle University. [10] In 2017 he was elected a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [3]


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References

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  3. 1 2 Anon (2017), "ACM Recognizes New Fellows", Communications of the ACM , 60 (3): 23, doi:10.1145/3039921, S2CID   31701275 .
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  5. 1 2 Hey, Anthony John Grenville (1970). Polarization in electron-proton scattering. ora.ox.ac.uk (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. EThOS   uk.bl.ethos.644638. Lock-green.svg
  6. 1 2 Anthony J. G. Hey at DBLP Bibliography Server OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  7. 1 2 Tony Hey's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  8. 1 2 Tony Hey author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
  9. Tony Hey visits Nature
  10. 1 2 Professor Paul Younger (2012). "Anthony John Grenville ("Tony") Hey". Citation for honorary degree. University of Newcastle. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  11. Richard Poynder (12 December 2006). "A Conversation with Microsoft's Tony Hey". Open and Shut? blog. Retrieved 20 September 2011. Full transcript Archived 25 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine updated 15 December 2006.
  12. Getov, V.; Hernández, E.; Hey, T. (1997). "Message-passing performance of parallel computers". Euro-Par'97 Parallel Processing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 1300. p. 1009. CiteSeerX   10.1.1.35.4076 . doi:10.1007/BFb0002845. ISBN   978-3-540-63440-9.
  13. Jack Dongarra; Rolf Hempel; A. J. G. Hey; David Walker (November 1992). "A Draft Standard for Message Passing in a Distributed Memory Environment". Parallel Supercomputing in Atmospheric Science: Proceedings of the Fifth ECMWF Workshop on the Use of Parallel Processors in Meteorology. Reading, UK: World Scientific Press. CiteSeerX   10.1.1.41.3220 .
  14. "Tony Hey". Microsoft research biography. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  15. Microsoft Names Tony Hey Corporate Vice President for Technical Computing: Hey brings over 25 years of experience in concurrent computing to Microsoft’s efforts to deepen collaboration with top scientists and researchers
  16. "Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections". Microsoft executive biography. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  17. "Data Science Fellow at UWashington".
  18. Tolle, K. M.; Hey, A. J. G. (2010). "Special Issue: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience from the Microsoft eScience Workshop". Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 22 (17): 2297. doi:10.1002/cpe.1559. S2CID   205689384.
  19. Gurd, J.; Hey, T.; Papay, J.; Riley, G. (2005). "Special Issue: Grid Performance". Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 17 (2–4): 95. doi:10.1002/cpe.922. S2CID   6659375.
  20. Kristin Tolle; Tony Hey; Stewart Tansley (2009). The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery (Volume 1). Microsoft Research. ISBN   978-0-9825442-0-4.
  21. Hey, Anthony J. G. (1987). The quantum universe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN   978-0-521-31845-7.
  22. Walters, Patrick; Tony Hey; Hey, Anthony J. G. (2005). The new quantum universe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN   978-0-521-56457-1.
  23. Tony Hey; Feynman, Richard Phillips; Allen, Robin W. (2000). Feynman Lectures on Computation. Cambridge, Mass: Perseus Publishing. ISBN   978-0-7382-0296-9.
  24. Feynman, Richard Phillips; Hey, Anthony J. G. (2002). Feynman and computation: exploring the limits of computers. Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group. ISBN   978-0-8133-4039-5.
  25. Walters, Patrick; Hey, Anthony J. G. (1997). Einstein's mirror. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN   978-0-521-43532-1.
  26. Hey, T.; Trefethen, A. E. (2005). "Cyberinfrastructure for e-Science". Science. 308 (5723): 817–821. Bibcode:2005Sci...308..817H. doi:10.1126/science.1110410. PMID   15879209. S2CID   44827922.
  27. Hey, T.; Trefethen, A. E. (2002). "The UK e-Science Core Programme and the Grid". Future Generation Computer Systems. 18 (8): 1017. doi:10.1016/S0167-739X(02)00082-1.
  28. Bell, G.; Hey, T.; Szalay, A. (2009). "COMPUTER SCIENCE: Beyond the Data Deluge". Science. 323 (5919): 1297–1298. doi:10.1126/science.1170411. PMID   19265007. S2CID   9743327.
  29. Hey, T.; Hey, J. (2006). "E-Science and its implications for the library community" (PDF). Library Hi Tech. 24 (4): 515. doi:10.1108/07378830610715383.
  30. The Computing Universe: A Journey through a Revolution published by Cambridge University Press in 2015 Tony Hey; Gyuri Pápay (8 December 2014). The Computing Universe: A Journey through a Revolution. ISBN   978-0521766456.