Mark Burgess is Professor of Network and System Administration at Oslo University College. He was the first professor internationally with this title. Burgess obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics also from Newcastle University, for which he received the Runcorn Prize. His current research interests include the behaviour of computers as dynamic systems and applying models from physics to describe computer behaviour.
Mark Burgess is the author of the cfengine software. He has made contributions to the theory of the field of automation and policy based management, including the idea of operator convergence and promise theory. Mark is a well-known personality in IT management and frequent speaker in the IT management industry.
Mark Burgess holds a first class honours degree in Physics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a PhD in Theoretical Physics also from Newcastle. Burgess has received a number of awards including the SAGE 2003 Professional Contribution Award: "For groundbreaking work in systems administration theory and individual contributions to the field".
CTO at Cfengine; Professor of Network and System Administration at Oslo University College
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