Last Update: 21 November 1997

Senior Instructional Technology Specialist

Centre for Academic Technology
Information Commons, University of Toronto
130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto Ont M5S 3H1

Tel: 416-978-4548
Fax: 416-978-7705
Email: ian.graham@utoronto.ca
Web: http://www.utoronto.ca/ian/

Technical Background

Education (and Academic Awards)

Degree University and Awards Dates
PhD (Biophysics) McGill University
(NSERC and Reinhart Fellowships,
Dean's Honour list)
French Language Program Alliance Francaise (Paris) 1981--1982
MSc (High Energy Physics) University of Toronto
NSERC Fellowship)
BSc (Honours Physics) University of Victoria
Francis Gold Watch/leading student)

Work Experience

Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Toronto 1994--Present

I assist faculty in using new technology in aid of education and research. In addition, as the University's World Wide Web expert I run training courses on HTML authoring and CGI programming, and act as a consultant across campus (and outside). I also design special-purpose software, such as a system for posting seminar notices using the Web (see: http://www.utoronto.ca/reg/notices_main.pl), as well as online training material for those learning how to write HTML (see: http://www.utoronto.ca/webdocs/HTMLdocs/NewHTML/intro.html).

Visiting Professor, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma, SPAIN 1993

Research work on damage algorithms for measuring fluctuations in nonlinear, out-of-equilibrium systems. Tested various numerical algorithms, and did theoretical analysis on the relationships between the correlation functions measured by these algorithms and thermodynamic properties of systems. algorithms

Research Associate, Industrial Materials Institute -- NRCC and McGill University. 1989--1992

I led several research projects involving researchers from both institutions. The project results are represented by the published papers listed below. In addition, I:

  • Introduced SGI workstations to the McGill University Physics department, and integrated the machine into the local Sun network (NFS, NIS, etc).
  • Designed generic user login scripts for the hetergeneous network.
  • Designed general-purpose 2-d data viewers using Iris-GL and Motif/X11.
  • Supervised graduate student research.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Toronto 1987--1989

I developed numerical simulation models for studying the properties of fluids. I also Wrote a publicly-distributed interactive plotting program (PLOTTER), and upervised graduate student research.

Other Activities

I also give many public lectures and presentations on Web technology issues. A list of presentations is found online at http://www.utoronto.ca/ian/talks/index.html


Upon request.

Personal Data

Citizenship: Canadian, U.S. Languages: English, French


  1. I.S. Graham, "The HTML Stylesheet Sourcebook", John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1997 (458 pages)
  2. I.S. Graham, "The HTML Sourcebook - Third Edition", John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1997 (620 pages)
  3. I.S. Graham, "The HTML Sourcebook - Second Edition ", John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996 (680 pages)
  4. I.S. Graham, L. Piché and M. Grant, Model for dynamics of structural glasses. Phys. Rev. E 55, 2132-2144 (1996)
  5. R. Everaers, I.S. Graham, M.J. Zuckermann and E. Sackmann, Entropic Elasticity of End Adsorbed Polymer Chains, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 3774-3781 (1996)
  6. I.S. Graham, "The HTML Sourcebook", John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1995. (416 pages)
  7. R. Everaers, I.S. Graham, and M.J. Zuckermann, Entropic elasticity and end-to-end distance distributions of free and surface tethered polymer chains, J. Phys. A: (Math. Gen.) 28, 1271-1293 (1995)
  8. I.S. Graham, E. Hernandez-Garcia and M. Grant, Damage spreading during domain growth, Phys. Rev. E Phy. Rev. E (Rapid Communications) 49, R4763-R4766 (1994)
  9. I.S. Graham, L. Piché and M. Grant, Dynamics and effective thermodynamics of a model structural glass, J. Phys. Condens. Matter (Letter) 5, L349-354 (1993)
  10. I.S. Graham and M. Grant, The role of droplet fluctuations in kinetic Ising models, J. Physics A., 25, 1195-1202 (1992).
  11. I.S. Graham, L. Piché, D. Levesque and M. Grant, The role of shear modes in the localisation of classical waves, Phys. Rev. B, 43, 10769-10779 (1991).
  12. I.S. Graham, C. Roland and M. Grant, Droplet fluctuations and damage dynamics in the kinetic Ising model, in "Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed Matter Physics IV", edited by D. P. Landau, K. K. Mon and H. B. Sch"uttler, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (1991),
  13. I.S. Graham, L. Piché and M. Grant, Experimental and theoretical study of anomalous acoustic absorption in a solidifying polymer melt, in "Dynamics of Small Confining Systems", J.M. Drake, J. Klafter and R. Kopelman, eds., Proceedings on the November meeting of the Materials Research Society, Boston, Mass. (1990).
  14. I.S. Graham, L. Piché and M. Grant, Experimental evidence for localisation of acoustic waves in three dimensions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 3135-3138 (1990).
  15. I.S. Graham and J.P. Valleau, A Monte Carlo Study of the Coexistence Region of the Restricted Primitive Model, J. Phys. Chem 94, 7894-7898 (1990)
  16. I.S. Graham, J.A. Cohen and M.J. Zuckermann, Ion Binding to Charged Lipid Monolayers: The Role of Double Layer and Ion Binding Models, J. Colloid. Int. Sci, 135, 335-352 (1990).
  17. (plus additional papers prior to 1990).