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.
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 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 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, and collaborates with research scientists in a few areas. His primary focus in both roles include networking, security and various forms of distributed systems. He usually contributes to the IEEE eScience Conference and the International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (IIWAS) program committees.