Jeff joined IBM Research in 2013 to support the IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI). He was previously an academic at Monash University and at De La Salle University, and also e-Research specialist at the Monash (University) e-Research Centre.
Jeff obtained a PhD from Monash University, and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from De La Salle University. The PhD focused on information integration through domain-specific metamodels, and his Masters thesis was on load balancing for distributed systems. His research areas include network protocols and management, systems and network administration, network security, database theory and distributed systems, including high-performance and high-throughput environments. Previous grants and a patent include work on distributed systems, authentication systems, and virtual learning environments. He has published in e-Science, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Langmuir and Journal of Grid Computing, and a conferences in those areas.
Jeff is in the Infrastructure Services and Technologies team at the Research lab in Melbourne, and additionally collaborates with research scientists in some areas. His primary focus in both roles include networking, security and distributed systems. He contributes to the IEEE eScience Conference and the International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (IIWAS) program committees.