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 database system performance, cloud computing, data analytics, and autonomic computing 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..
Students in our lab are eligible to participate in the NSERC CREATE graduate specialization in Ultra Large-Scale Software Systems.
I am teaching the following courses in the 2013 - 14 academic year:
- CISC 432/832: Advanced Database Management Systems (Fall 2013)
- CISC 332: Database Management Systems (Winter 2014)
- CISC 886: Cloud Computing (winter 2014)
I am the director of the Database Systems Lab. Our current research projects span topics in database management systems, cloud computing and services management. We collaborate with researchers at IBM CAS, CA Labs and
Distributed System Architecture Group at Complutense University in Madrid.
I am the principal investigator for two collaborative research projects: Enabling Elastic Services and Delivering Ultra Large Scale Services.
Our research is generously supported by NSERC, ORF-RE, MITACS, IBM CAS, CA Technologies, Amazon AWS and SOSCIP.
- member of Queen's University Senate.
- member of the SOSCIP Scientific Advisory Council.
- member of the Program Committee of the following upcoming conferences and workshops: