Jeff joined IBM Research in 2013 to provide support for the IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), now known as Melbourne Bioinformatics. He was previously an academic at Monash University (2004-2013) and at De La Salle University (1993-1999) in Manila prior to moving to Australia in 1999. He additionally worked as a High Performance Computing Specialist for the Monash e-Research Centre (2009-2012).
His academic 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 include work on distributed systems, authentication systems, and virtual learning environments. He has published in e-Science, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Journal of Grid Computing and a few conferences in similar areas. His PhD focused on information integration through metamodels and ontologies, and his Masters thesis was on load balancing for distributed systems.
Jeff is currently a systems administrator with the Infrastructure Services team of the Melbourne Research Lab, but also collaborates with research scientists from time to time. His primary focus in both roles include networking, security and various forms of distributed systems. He was an affiliate at Monash University and has co-supervised PhD students with the Faculty of IT up to 2018. He usually contributes to the IEEE eScience Conference and the International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (IIWAS) program committees.