Big Data Lab

I lead the Big Data Lab, our research mission is to support the architecture and engineering of scalable systems that address current and future large-scale data challenges.

I have the following current research interests:

  • Large-scale distributed systems
  • Cloud computing and big data infrastructure
  • Container orchestration frameworks
  • Cluster management
  • Cloud brokerage and benchmarking
  • Service Oriented Architectures: in particular Web service choreography languages
  • Semantic Web technologies: linked data

PhD Students

  • Sheriffo Ceesay, University of St Andrews
  • Dawand Sulaiman, University of St Andrews
  • Awada Uchechukwu, University of St Andrews
  • Long Thai, University of St Andrews
  • James Wetter, co-supervised with Ian Miguel, University of St Andrews
  • Paolo Pareti, co-supervised with Ewan Klein, University of Edinburgh
  • Ole Weidner, co-supervised with Malcolm Atkinson, University of Edinburgh


Research Grants

I am an Investigator (both PI and Co-I) on grants worth over £2 Million from a diverse range funding sources, including the EPSRC, European Research Council (ERC), Royal Society, Google, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), SICSA, Amazon and Microsoft.

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