L. John Old


PhD (Information Science, Cognitive Science) Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
MS (Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence) University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas
BSc (Computer Science, Psychology) Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
AS (Computer Science), University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas

Web Pages


Information Cartography, Natural Language Semantics, (Roget's Thesaurus), Information Visualization / Visual Analysis, Conceptual Structures, Formal Concept Analysis, lattices, Web-based systems, SmallWorld networks, data mining

Experience (summary)

2002-2010 Lecturer, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
1996-2002 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist and Lead Database Analyst, Indiana University Technology Services 
1990-1996 Database Administrator and Research Associate, University of Arkansas 
1982-85,1990-96 Supervisor and Clinical Specialist, Arkansas Forensic Unit (Ark Maximum Security Unit for the Criminally Insane)
1988-1989 Information Systems Manager, Waikato Hospital, New Zealand
1985-1987 Supervisor, Nursing Information Systems, Waikato Hospital, New Zealand
1980-1982 Supervisor, Staff Development, Tokanui Hospital, New Zealand
1977-1979 Tutor, School of Nursing, Tokanui Hospital, New Zealand


Scottish Institute for Policing Research, 2006 - 2011
British Computer Society, 2004 - 2011
Educational Institute of Scotland 2002- 2011
Cognitive Science Society 1998-2002
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative, Indiana University 1998-2002
Association for Computing Machinery 1998-2002
New Zealand Computer Society 1985-1989 (Newsletter editor, 1988)

Other Qualifications

Database Administration (MySQL, Sybase, Oracle (+ Oracle Spatial), Informix),
Microsoft MCSE Server and Networking Certificates,
Unix (SUN, Silicon Graphics, Linux, HP) Administration Certificate;
Registered Comprehensive Nurse

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