Arnold Pears' Homepage

Welcome to my homepage at the Department of Computer Systems at the University of Uppsala, in Sweden.


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OBJECTSIM OO Simulation Software

Some Hobbies

I work at the Polacksbacken Campus of Uppsala University.

Office Number 1456
Building 1, Level 4
Telephone +46 (0) 18 471 10 66

Here is Something to think about!

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

First Published in 1817
      I met a traveller from an antique land,
      Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
      Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
      Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
      And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
      Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
      Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
      The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;

      And on the pedestal, these words appear:
      "My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings:
      Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
      Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
      The lone and level sands stretch far away."

I studied at La Trobe University in Australia between 1982 and 1994 taking a BSc(Hons) in computer science and applied mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science focussing on evaluation of topology and memory subsystem designs for distributed shared memory (DSM) multiprocessor systems. During this time I developed a DSM multiprocessor simulation suite togther Dr Rhys Francis and Mr Ian Mathieson.

I worked from 1991 to 2000 at the Computer Science Department at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. I was a lecturer (and from 1998-200 a senior lecturer) at La Trobe, while paying visits in 1995 and 1998 to the Universities of Paris XIII and Rouen in France to do research.

At Uppsala University I am a senior researcher in the Communications Research and Computer Science Education Research groups.