Jeff joined the IBM Research Lab in Melbourne to provide support for the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI). He was previously an academic at Monash University and additionally worked as a High Performance Computing Specialist for the Monash e-Research Centre. He also lectured at the Software Technology Department, De La Salle University, Manila, prior to moving to Australia.
Since joining the Monash e-Science and Grid Engineering Laboratory in 2004, Jeff's research focus had been specifically on grid networking, security and management, and more broadly on distributed computing. His grants while there include work on authentication systems for grids and virtual learning environments. He has published in e-Science, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Journal of Grid Computing and a few conferences in similar areas. His PhD project at Monash focused on metamodels and data integration, and his Masters thesis at De La Salle was on load balancing for distributed systems.
Jeff is presently assigned as an HPC specialist supporting the Blue Gene/Q system and users at the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), but retains an affiliate position with Monash University where he still co-supervises a few PhD students.