About Me

Who I am...

I an the Lecturer in Computer Networks and Security in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Derby. Prior to this, I was a Senior Research Associate with the Opera group at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and a member of Robinson College. That's why you are finding this on the CL web server! My general research area is distributed systems. At Cambridge I worked on security in event-based middleware within the SmartFlow and TIME-EACM projects.

Before coming to Cambridge I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University and, even further back, a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, where I received my PhD and M.Math degrees in Computer Science. My PhD thesis, entitled Resource Management for Delivery of Dynamic Information, is available in PDF format. My masters thesis was entitled An Architecture for Enforcement of Usage Contracts in Distributed Multimedia Systems and is available in PS.gz format. My undergraduate degrees are from the University of Guelph; one is a BSc in Computing and Information Science and the other is a BA which, while technically unspecialised, is for all practical purposes in English.