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Cochrane, Prof. Peter free

Cochrane, Prof. Peter free

OBE 1999; PhD, DSc; FREng, FIET, FIEEE

Born 11 July 1946; s of Colin Cochrane and Gladys Cochrane; m 1971, Brenda Cheetham (d 2003); two s two d; m 2005, Jane Sylvia Tromans; one s one d

Professor of Sentient Systems, University of Suffolk, since 2017


Trent Poly. (BSc Electrical Engrg 1973); Essex Univ. (MSc Telecommunications 1976; PhD Transmission Systems 1979; DSc Systems Design 1991)


CGIA 1975; CEng 1977; FIET (FIEE 1987; MIEE 1977); FIEEE 1992 (MIEEE 1983); FREng (FEng 1994). General Post Office: Technician, System Maintenance, 1962–69; Student Engr, 1969–73; Exec. Engr, GPO Res. Labs, 1973–79; BT Laboratories: Head of Gp, 1979–83; Head of Section, 1983–87; Head, Optical Networks Div., 1987–91; Head, Systems Res., 1991–93; Head, Advance Res., 1993–94; Head of Res., 1994–99; Chief Technologist, BT, 1999–2000; Co-Founder and CEO, ConceptLabs, Calif., 2000–06. Mem. Adv. Bd, Computer Scis Corp. Vanguard Prog., 1996–98. Technical Advr, Motorola, 2002–08; Adviser: IRDETO, 2004–12; PMC Sierra, 2005–09; Qatar Computing Res. Inst., 2013–. Visiting Professor: CNET, Lannion Univ., France, 1978; NE London Poly., 1980–90; Essex Univ., 1988–99; Southampton Univ., 1991–94; Kent Univ., 1991–96; UCL, 1994–99; QMUL (formerly QMW), 1999–2006; Univ. of Hertfordshire, 2012–17; Univ. of Suffolk, 2012–17. Mem., NY Acad. of Scis, 1995. FRSA. Hon. DTech Stafford, 1996. Holds 14 original patents


(with J. E. Flood) Transmission Systems, 1991; (with D. J. T. Heatley) Modelling Telecommunication Systems, 1995; Tips for Time Travellers, 1997; Uncommon Sense, 2004; (with M. Dastbaz) Industry 4.0 and Engineering for a Sustainable Future, 2019; (jtly) Policing: the era of AI and smart socs, 2020; numerous professional papers and articles in IEE, IEEE, and other jls, newspapers, magazines, columns and blogs on educn, mgt, technol., sci. and society


music, running, mathematics, philosophy, my family, fly fishing, reading, cycling


University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Dept EAST, Nepture Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ