I am a Research Associate working in the Centre for Parallel Computing on the Cavendish Campus. I completed the MSc Cyber Security and Computer Forensics here at the University of Westminster in 2017 and began working as an RA later that year.
I have led workshops or tutorials for various Cyber Security modules and have given guest lectures in the Cloud Computing Applications module, all here at the University of Westminster. In the Summer of 2019 I taught a three-week Cyber Security course for first- and second-year international students at EPITA in Paris, France.
I am involved in the EU Horizon 2020 Project ASCLEPIOS (Advanced Secure Cloud Encrypted Platform for Internationally Orchestrated Solutions in Healthcare), providing solutions for securing healthcare data in a multi-cloud environment. I am also leading the development activities of MiCADO, the primary output of the now completed EU Horizon 2020 Project COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application). MiCADO orchestrates virtual machines and containers in the cloud, automating the deployment and horizontal scaling of applications. It is cloud agnostic and is built on existing cloud technologies such as Kubernetes and Prometheus. MiCADO uses the OASIS Standard TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications) to describe the application. I am interested in these cloud solutions and others, especially as they relate to creating a vendor-free ecosystem for provisioning resources and deploying complex applications.