Nik Bessis is currently a senior lecturer and head of postgraduate taught courses, in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at University of Bedfordshire (UK). He obtained a BA from the TEI of Athens in 1991 and completed his PhD (2002) and MA (1995) at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. His research interest is the development of distributed information systems for virtual organizations with a particular focus in next generation Grid technology; data integration and data push for the creative and other sectors.
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