James Snee

Ph.D. student at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK.

Ph.D. Thesis

My thesis is supervised by Dr A. Rice in the Digital Technology Group and I expect to graduate in 2015.

I am primarily interested in Operating Systems and execution environments and how they can be better designed to fit current user trends. My research focuses on cross-layer instrumentation and the profiling of an application's behaviour as it executes through a deep layered software stack.

I am currently working on building a tracing system that is able to record the behaviour of an entire distributed system, without incurring a significant performance overhead.


As well as my Ph.D. I also do a small amount of freelance software development. I have interests in mobile application development as well as the development of embedded systems software. Some of the applications I have worked on are:

For those interested, I host a bit of my work on Github.


In my "spare" time I recently finished my year as President of the Christ's College MCR (the College's graduate society). I am also a keen guitar player and try to squeeze in some gliding where ever possible.

I also play lead guitar for a local Cambridge band called Farmiliar Route


My résumé is available upon request.

Email: jas250 (at) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk
Email: james (dot) snee (at) gmail (dot) com

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