university of cambridge
computer laboratory

Ken Moody

Research interests

I retired as Reader in Distributed Information Management on 30/9/2007, staying on as a Principal Research Associate for the academic year 2007-2008.  I am now fully retired, and no longer able to accept PhD students.  I still supervise undergraduates, and continue to be involved in some of the opera group research projects, in particular TIME-EACM.

Research interests include distributed database systems, information retrieval, active applications and access control (including RBAC for wide-area applications with federated management domains, and also trust-based access control systems). Jean Bacon and I lead the Opera project, which has had EPSRC funded research grants for the Multi-Service Storage Architecture (MSSA), the IMP Interactive presentation support system, Active Systems, Global Computation using Events, Oasis Access Control, Access Control Policy Management, Business Contract Driven Applications, Securing Publish/Subscribe Information Flows (EDSAC21), Information Management for Patient Care (CareGrid) and the Transport Information Monitoring Environment (TIME-EACM).

A list of selected publications can be found here. For versions that can be downloaded see the Opera group publication page.

Supervision arrangements

My current supervision timetable can be found here

Recent and current graduate students

Recent seminar and conference presentations

My foils from the talk on John Hine's paper at Middleware 2000 about CIA servers

Foils from a paper at Policy 2001 on expressing access control policy in controlled English

Foils from a seminar about the formal model of the OASIS RBAC system (given at the University of Hull on 9/10/2002)

Jean Bacon's foils from her talk at Middleware 2001 about the OASIS RBAC system architecture

Here is the .ppt presentation from Les Hatton's seminar about some of the bugs that occur in large-scale production software (given in Cambridge on 23/5/2001)

Here is the .pdf presentation from a talk in the session "Turning data into Information" at the CMI Wireless Sensor Networks workshop (given in Cambridge on 2/2/2006)

E-mail: km at

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