Dr. ROBIN UPTON

Born

 1970-12-16

Nationality   

 UK

Marital Status   

 Married

Telephone

 +880/1715-087602 (BD), +44/7929-446541 (UK)

Email

 

WWW

 www.RobinUpton.com

Availability  

Generally pretty booked, but make me an offer I can't refuse, and I won't refuse it...
 

SKILLS

Computer

F2F, XSLT, XSD, XML, PHP, WebDesign/Publicity

Research Topics

A money-free economic system, and XML-scriptable architecture to implement it.

Languages

English, German, Bengali, Danish & some other European languages.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

1999

T.E.S.O.L. [English Teaching] Coventry Technical College, UK

1994-1998

Ph.D. [Statistics & Artificial Intelligence] Warwick University, UK

1989-1993

B.Sc. Hons. (1st) [Business, Statistics, Computing] Warwick University & C.A.Universitšt, Kiel, Germany

1987-1989

International Baccalaureate (36) Copenhagen International School, Denmark

 

EMPLOYMENT

2010-

Producing an alternative talk radio show.

2009

Teaching XML/XSLT in Dhaka University.

2005-

Educational Consultant to Schools in Dhaka (English/Bengali medium).

2005

Teaching and researching Bangladeshi English in Presidency University, Dhaka.

2004-2005

Developing Altruistic Economics, a non-zero sum, peer-issued alternative to centralised money.

2003-2004

Caring for my late grandparents - Alzheimer's & stroke sufferers:(

1999-2002

Managing a T.B. & general clinic in a slum in Bangladesh, during which time I created a Bengali typing system.

1998

Teaching computers in an orphanage in Bangladesh, during which time I devised a complementary currency system.

1996-1998

Undergraduate probability teaching/problem classes in statistics at Warwick University, UK.

1996-

Computer Training, Consultancy, Advice, Troubleshooting Hard-/Soft-ware for home computer users

 

PERSONAL

Aims

My main long-term project is the development of an Internet gift economy, to offer a real alternative to the competitive economic environment which I see as having a deleterious effect on the modern world.

Beliefs

I believe that, given half a chance, people like to be altruistic. I believe that we are all here for a purpose, that all of life is connected on a fundamental level, and that welfare derives from cooperation, not competition.

Interests

Sceptical of many modern institutions such as mass compulsion schooling and centrally-organised certification monopolies, I am interested in alternatives that use technology to help people rediscover themselves and one another.

Lifestyle

I am pretty flexible about my environment, ready to adapt and enjoy a challenge. When the spirit moves, I work intensely on single topics, but my general habit is to work steadily away at a range of long-term projects.

Recreation

I enjoy Pastel sketching, designing card and board games, playing Go, and writing poetry if I'm in the mood.