Communication networks and distributed systems performance; connectivity and performance optimisation in access and local networks.
ICT solutions for SmartGrids and distributed energy management.
Interoperability: standardisation and autonomic systems.
Self-organising algorithms, service discovery, with special interest in smart homes and related applications.
Specification of distributed systems; specification conformance testing.
Small-device networking, and in particular home networking systems.
Areas of expertise
I have worked for the past 15 years in the area of distributed systems and algorithms with self-organising adaptive behaviour, including distributed control applications in the home, secure content distribution, advanced routing and cooperative relaying in wireless networks, and network modelling. Current interests lie in communication protocols and distributed systems for management of the energy supply and usage (ICT for Energy), supported through projects that include TSB CLEVER (Smart Metering ICT infrastructure modelling, with BT, EDF Energy and PassivSystems, 2008-11) and EPSRC SUPERGEN HubNet (with Imperial College and the Universities of Strathclyde, Manchester, Southampton, Nottingham, Warwick and Cardiff, 2011-2016).