I am a Reader in Distributed Computing at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, and a Principal Researcher at the University Research Centre for Parallel Computing. I hold a PhD in Distributed Computing, and MSc Degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering.
I have co-authored over 90 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, high profile conference proceedings and as chapters of edited books. I have been involved in several European and UK funded research project as principal investigator or co-investigator. Most recently I have been acting as project director and scientific coordinator for the European CloudSME (Cloud-based Simulation Platform for Manufacturing and Engineering - http://cloudsme.eu/) project that developed a Cloud-based simulation solution for manufacturing and engineering SMEs. I am Chair of the Advisory Board of CloudSME UG that has been established by ten European stakeholders to exploit the results of the project.