Mark O. Stitson

I am UNIX systems engineer working in Networking and Infrastructure with an interest in the great outdoors.


I gained a PhD in Computer Science in 1999 researching Support Vector Machines and their uses in medical and forensic settings. In addition to my research in artificial intelligence I ran some of the university’s Linux and Sun services and have since worked as a systems engineer in media distribution, security and infrastructure management. I have an Erdos number of 4.

I also lectured in my research areas as well as teaching commercial Unix and Internet courses. I am a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Information Technology Professional and hold Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner Certifications.

Obviously I have a strong interest in Computers and Technology, check out my my publications for this.

Spare time

My other interests are closely linked to anything to do with mountains. I love to go hiking and climbing and take photographs in the progress.

I am a member of the Alpine Club, the DAV Sektion Düsseldorf (The German Alpine Association Branch in Düsseldorf) and my old University’s alumni climbing club ULGMC. I also am a qualified Mountain Training UK & Ireland Rock Climbing Instructor, a Climbing Wall Development Instructor and a Summer Mountain Leader, which are UK & Ireland outdoor qualifications.

If I have any time left I like to listen to classical music and I often attend the BBC Proms.

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