Piers Lauder is currently an honorary associate with
the Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group
in the School of Information technologies
at the University of Sydney.
Piers Lauder was a programmer in
the School of Information Technologies
(aka. Basser Department of Computer Science) from 1974 until 2006.
His main interests were in the areas of networking and operating systems.
he co-authored the
Fair Share Scheduler.
he co-authored the Message Handling Systems network (MHSnet) used, amongst others, by the
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
MHSnet evolved from earlier software known as SUNIII (aka ACSnet)
that powered the internet in Australia before the introduction of ubiquitous IP services,
and for which Bob and Piers were jointly elected to the
Australian Internet Hall of Fame in 1998.
Piers is a founding member of
the Australian Unix and Open Systems User Group.
He has twice been appointed Programme Chair at AUUG conferences in Sydney.
Piers has taken leave from the University to work overseas on three separate occasions,
twice at the invitation of
to work in the laboratory that originated UNIX,
and once at the invitation of
to work in the then burgeoning ISP business.
He has also been a Technical Director for two University `spin-off' companies:
Message Handling Systems P/L,
and, currently, Personis P/L where is is working on Ubiquitous Computing Environment Modelling.
Piers and his partner, Jane, have a son, Gus, and a daughter, Akira.