Jonathan Stuart Ward


I am a third year PhD student in the Big Data Lab at the University of St Andrews. I am supervised by Dr Adam Barker. My work centers around cloud monitoring. I investigate issues pertaining to monitoring at scale and the effects arising from elasticity. I currently work implementing a new monitoring framework which performs 'in-situ' monitoring over a cloud deployment which attempts to eliminate the demand for dedicated monitoring resources.

I am particularly interested in large scale systems, cloud computing and monitoring and welcome collaboration in these and related areas.


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Jonathan Stuart Ward
School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9SX

Peer Reviewed Publications

Jonathan Ward and Adam Barker. Varanus: In Situ Monitoring for Large Scale Cloud Systems. To appear in IEEE CloudCom 2013.

Jonathan Ward and Adam Barker. Monitoring Large-Scale Cloud Systems with Layered Gossip Protocols. ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2013) Poster Track.

Smith J W, Khajeh-Hosseini A, Ward J S, Sommerville I. 2012. CloudMonitor: Profiling Power Usage. IEEE 5th Int. Conf. on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2012), Honolulu, USA. In Press.

Jonathan Stuart Ward and Adam Barker. Semantic Based Data Collection for Large Scale Cloud Systems. 5th International Workshop on Data Intensive Distributed Computing (DIDC 2012), in conjunction with HPDC’12: The 21st International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing.

Technical Reports

Jonathan Stuart Ward, Adam Barker: A Cloud Computing Survey: Developments and Future Trends in Infrastructure as a Service Computing. CoRR abs/1306.1394 (2013)

Jonathan Stuart Ward, Adam Barker: Undefined By Data: A Survey of Big Data Definitions. CoRR abs/1309.5821 (2013)

JS Ward, A Performance Comparison of Clouds: Amazon EC2 and Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, SICSA DemoFEST, 2009