Dr Yehia ElkhatibSenior Lecturer
Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science, DSI - Environment, SCC (Distributed Systems), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Distributed Systems), Security Lancaster (Systems Security)
DSI: Data Science of the Natural Environment
16/04/2018 → 15/04/2024
Adaptive Brokerage for the Cloud
01/01/2018 → 31/12/2021
Pin the Tail: Understanding Straggler Manifestation in Internet-based Distributed Systems
01/09/2017 → 30/11/2019
Cyber Security of the Internet of Things
29/02/2016 → …
Declarative and Interoperable Overlay Networks, Applications to Systems of Systems (DIONASYS)
01/12/2014 → 30/12/2018
We are exploring the properties of hardware and software systems to enable us to express and reason about all forms of computational systems.
Distributed systems are becoming increasingly complex and are perhaps more accurately described as (distributed) systems of systems, encompassing areas of technological innovation including:
Members of the group have expertise in research areas spanning data centres, cloud computing, many-core systems, networking, IoT, middleware, compilers, and runtime optimisation.
The Distributed Systems research group is interested in the fundamental challenges related to managing such complex distributed systems, including:
The group also carries out more applied work, examining the role of distributed systems in addressing some of the grand challenges facing society today. In particular, we work with the Environmental Sciences community in providing distributed systems support to scientists. This collaboration is to enable a new kind of integrative, open and collaborative science as required to address issues like climate change. This work includes:
We also address the role of complex distributed systems in underpinning smart cities research looking in particular at issues around 'in the wild' deployment of distributed systems technologies.