Last update:  July 2016

Bath and Princeton contact details

Email

Given we all have spam filters these days, surely hiding email addresses is passé.

My Bath email is j.j.bryson@bath.ac.uk, and my Princeton email is jbryson@princeton.edu.  Given both go to exchange servers without IMAP support, they both just get forwarded to gmail.  If you don't trust gmail, you can write me surface mail.  If you want to make an email unambiguously to me (rather than have it possibly wind up owned or identified as "junk" by one of my institutions) please use bryson@conjugateprior.org.

If you are an undergraduate or otherwise unused to emailing academics, you might want to read these helpful tips about how to email a professor first. Please note that I'm trying to get more work done in mornings, so to only check email once a day in late afternoons.

Surface mail

From August 2015 I am on sabbatical at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.  You can mail me at the CITP surface mail address (hidden on their "directions" page).

I still get paid by and supervise PhD students at Bath, so I drop by there irregularly, once every month or four.  You can surface mail me at my department's postal address.  Anything more direct or detailed (like mentioning my office number) is unlikely to alter the outcome. 

A semi-surface alternate that also winds up in the department office is fax:  +44 (0)1225 383493 for Bath, um, I don't think Princeton still has faxes. Let me know by some other means if you want me to hunt harder for a fax machine at Princeton.

Phone

My Bath office phone is +44 (if you are abroad) or 0 (if you are not) 1225 38 39 34.  Note that I don't check messages on that, don't leave a message.  My Princeton work number is +1 (609) 285 3596, and messages get emailed to me, with really amusingly  bad transcriptions, so by all means leave a message there!  However, I really prefer to be emailed.  The only thing better than email is a face-to-face meeting...

Face-to-face meetings

Finding me in space

From August 2015 I am predominantly in my office at Princeton, which is room 316 of 303 Sherrerd Hall.

However, more frequently than you might think I am back in Bath in my office*, 1W 3.60

This means I have offices with doors you can knock on.

Bath instructions:  If you have an appointment, please do knock on my door at the appointed time. I often do appointments in clusters, and often get engrossed in talking to people.  Also, many people forget their appointments.  So I won't come looking for you or notice you're there if you don't knock!  However, please do make an appointment so you don't waste your time looking for me when I'm not there.  Please don't interrupt me without an appointment though, unless it feels like it might be urgent.  But the point of office hours is not only to be sure you don't waste your time coming by when I'm not there, but also to let me concentrate during other hours.

Princeton instructions: if my door is open, feel free to walk in and talk to me.  If it is closed, you might want to make an appointment, or just try your luck.
*Old version of this page with my thoughts on our 3.7-year open-plan experience.

Finding me in real time

I am nearly always logged in to google mail / hangouts, as joanna.j.  I prefer chatting there over using skype.  If my dot is red, don't interrupt me though.  But if it's green, you can give it a go.  I also respond pretty well if you reference @j2bryson on twitter.

Scheduling an appointment

During term (and sometimes out of term) I schedule regular appointments you can book an appointment slot.  If you need to see me before my next available slot, please email me (or try my door). If it's very urgent, the Computer Science office, my PhD Students and my "real" (non limited-profile) Facebook friends all have access to my mobile phone number (Facebook: look under "about" on my profile page).


page author: Joanna Bryson