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System Administrator
IBM Research - Australia


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Professional Associations:  ACM


Jeff joined the IBM Research Lab 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 had previously managed the IBM Blue Gene/Q and high-throughput hardware and software platforms for the Victorian Life Science Computation Initiative (now Melbourne Bioinformatics). He currently works with the Infrastructure Systems and Technologies team of IBM Research - Australia, and continues to collaborate with Monash University on network security. He continues to be a member of the program committes for IEEE eScience and IIWAS.