Students Staff

17 September 2013

Obituary for Dr Ed Jones

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Dr Ed Jones, who died earlier this month, was a loyal and valued member of the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, which he joined in the 1970s after working for The Marconi Company. His telecommunications knowledge was immediately put to good use, for the Department had just launched an MSc in Telecommunications Systems, which was expanding rapidly (peaking at 100 students in the 1990s).

Over the years Ed had just about every role possible on the MSc course: laboratory supervisor, course supervisor, experiment developer, project supervisor, and so on. He taught both core and specialist MSc modules.

Ed was also an innovator. He helped to create a series of specialist one-week MSc modules, which included both MSc students and fee paying industrialists. He then persuaded McGraw-Hill to publish a book series based on these modules, and edited one of the books. He was also an active researcher, and brought in research funding. Ed was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1990.

Ed struck everyone as a gentleman, and was a truly nice person. He was thoughtful, helpful, and knowledgeable. He was very popular with the MSc students, always making time to see them, whatever their concern. Ed will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Professor Larry Lind
on behalf of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

 

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