Office: Goodwin Hall 630
Phone: 613 533-6063
School of Computing
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
I hold a BScH and a PhD from the University of Toronto and a MSc from Queen's University.
In 1984, I joined Queen's University and am currently a Professor in the School of Computing and a Visiting Scientist with IBM's Centre for Advanced Studies.
I have served as Associate Director of the School of Computing from 2002 to 2007 and Acting Director in 2004.
My research interests include big data analytics, cloud computing, database system performance, and self-adaptive software systems.
My recent publications are available at the Database Systems Lab web site.
Teaching and Supervision
Current and former graduate students are listed at the Database Systems Lab web site..
I am no longer accepting new graduate students.
I am teaching the following courses in the 2016 - 17 academic year:
- CISC 432/832: Advanced Database Management Systems (Fall 2015)
- CISC 490: Cognitive Computing Using Watson (Fall 2015)
- CISC 332: Database Management Systems (Winter 2016)
I am the director of the Database Systems Lab. Our current research projects span topics in big data analytics, cloud computing and self-adaptive systems. We collaborate with researchers at IBM CAS, and
Distributed System Architecture Group at Complutense University in Madrid.
I am the principal investigator for the collaborative research project Delivering Ultra Large Scale Services.
Our research is generously supported by NSERC, ORF-RE, IBM CAS.