Prof Adam Barker

Prof Adam Barker

Professor

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 1621
Email
adam.barker@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Biography

Adam Barker is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, where he works on distributed systems and cloud computing topics. He has spent large portions of his career in industry and is currently working as a Director in Huawei Edinburgh, where he leads the Systems Infrastructure Research (SIR) lab. Previously, Adam worked as a Research Scientist at Google on two separate occasions where I contributed to Borg and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Previously he held a Royal Society Industry Fellowship and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to obtaining a faculty position, he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Edinburgh. Adam holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh.

PhD supervision

  • Chalee Boonprasop
  • Nnamdi Ekwe-Ekwe

Selected publications

  • Adaptive brokerage framework for the cloud with functional testing

    Ceesay, S., Lin, Y. & Barker, A., 6 Dec 2021, UCC '21: Proceedings of the 14th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing Companion. New York: ACM, 6 p. 14

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Benchmarking and performance modelling of dataflow with cycles

    Ceesay, S., Lin, Y. & Barker, A., 6 Dec 2021, IEEE/ACM 8th International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT '21). ACM, p. 91–100 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • A survey: benchmarking and performance modelling of data intensive applications

    Ceesay, S., Lin, Y. & Barker, A. D., 7 Dec 2020, 2020 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT). IEEE, p. 67-76 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Benchmarking and performance modelling of MapReduce communication pattern

    Ceesay, S., Barker, A. D. & Lin, Y., 27 Jan 2020, Proceedings 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2019). Chen, J. & Yang, L. T. (eds.). IEEE Computer Society, p. 127-134 8 p. 8968864. (IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Borg: the next generation

    Tirmazi, M., Barker, A., Deng, N., Haque, M. E., Qin, Z. G., Hand, S., Harchol-Balter, M. & Wilkes, J., 15 Apr 2020, Proceedings of the Fifteenth European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '20). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 1-14 30

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Exploring characteristics of inter-cluster machines and cloud applications on Google clusters

    Lin, Y., Barker, A. D. & Ceesay, S., 10 Dec 2020, The 4th Workshop on Benchmarking, Performance Tuning and Optimization for Big Data Applications (BPOD). IEEE Computer Society

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    FIFE: an Infrastructure-as-code based Framework for Evaluating VM instances from multiple clouds

    Lin, Y., Briggs, J. & Barker, A. D., 8 Dec 2020, 13th IEEE/ACM International Conferencce on Utility and Cloud Computing. IEEE Computer Society

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Modelling VM latent characteristics and predicting application performance using semi-supervised non-negative matrix factorization

    Lin, Y., Barker, A. D. & Thomson, J. D., 19 Oct 2020, 2020 IEEE 13th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). IEEE Computer Society

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Cloud benchmarking for maximising performance of scientific applications

    Varghese, B., Akgun, O., Miguel, I. J., Thai, L. T. & Barker, A. D., 1 Jan 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. 7, 1, p. 170-182 13 p., 7553491.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Cloud futurology

    Varghese, B., Leitner, P., Ray, S., Chard, K., Barker, A., Elkhatib, Y., Herry, H., Hong, C., Singer, J., Tso, F. P., Yoneki, E. & Zhani, M., Sep 2019, In: IEEE Computer. 52, 9, p. 68-77 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

 

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