Nicholas Paul Sheppard

About Me

My name is Nicholas Paul Sheppard (but "Nick" will do in most circumstances). I grew up in Brisbane, Queensland, but spent most of the 2000's living in Wollongong, New South Wales. I'm currently living in Singapore, where I teach software engineering and mathematics at the Singapore Institute of Technology.

Aside from my day job, I have interests in books, travel, mediaeval re-creation, music, and other odds and ends. I like to think I'm a passable writer, cook, and brewer, but I never practised hard enough to be a very good guitar-player.

This web site has existed in several forms since July 1995, when having your own web site was the thing to do. I never joined Facebook, MySpace, et al. because I never found Internet relationships to be very satisfying, and because I didn't want to demand that my friends sign up with some Internet corporation in order to talk to me. You are, however, welcome to drop me an e-mail at if you want to chat.

Nicholas Sheppard in the Royal National Park, New South Wales

Historical stuff: Alpine for OS/2 - Cynicism and Negativity


I received degrees in computer systems engineering and mathematics from the University of Queensland in 1996, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Sydney in 2001. I've since published research in digital rights management, privacy and healthcare informatics. I also hold a Graduate Certificate in Communications from Griffith University.

Society for Creative Anachronism

The Society for Creative Anachronism promotes the arts and culture of Europe and neighbouring cultures as they existed prior to the seventeenth century. I have been a member since 1999. Within the society, I am known as Ælfred se leof, and have interests in dancing, brewing, history of science, and the occassional bit of fighting.