Mark Leeson graduated with First Class Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Nottingham in 1986 and was awarded a PhD in Optoelectronics by The University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College) in 1990 for a thesis entitled "Franz-Keldysh Effect Planar Optical Modulators". After working as a Network Analyst for NatWest Bank from 1990-92, Mark held academic appointments in London and Manchester before joining The University of Warwick as a Lecturer in March 2000. He became an Associate Professor in October 2006 and was promoted to Reader in October 2011 after holding a Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for the academic year 2010/11.
Memberships: EPSRC Peer Review College (2003 - present); Institute of Physics (Fellow); Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Senior Member); Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour; UK Systems Society; Optical Society of America; Higher Education Academy (Fellow).
Teaching Interests: Information Theory and Coding; Optical Communications; Communication Systems.
Administrative Duties: Director of MSc Programmes; PhD Progress Panels; Teaching Operations Committee; Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty of Science;