I am a Senior Researcher and Fellow in the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. My research focuses on applying computational and data-intensive approaches to solve scientific problems. I am particularly interested in the application of autonomic computing and cost-aware provisioning to make use of on-demand infrastructure; service oriented science, as part of the Globus project; and information extraction and analytics. My doctoral dissertation focused on federating disparate resource providers using a novel co-operative allocation model in which management components are hosted on participating providers' resources and secure economic protocols enable trustworthy and privacy preserving allocations.
I received my Ph.D. from the department of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington in March 2011 under the supervision of Dr. Kris Bubendorfer and Prof. Peter Komisarczuk. I also hold a BSc. (Hons) in Computer Science and BSc. in Mathematics and Computer & Electronic Systems.