I am a PhD student, researcher and developer at the University of St Andrews having previously attained an BSc. from the same institution. Now in the third year of my PhD I research cloud monitoring and other issues pertaining to cloud computing.
As part of The Big Data Lab I investigate how to monitor large scale clouds which are prone to frequent and rapid change. To this end I work designing and evaluating monitoring strategies which eschew conventional hierarchical client-server approaches and utilise concepts from P2P and distributed systems in order to work well at scale. This research hopes to reduce the difficulty inherent in monitoring large scale systems and help to to build better distributed systems.