AUUG Canberra Summer 98 - Presenter Bios
John Barlow has been a Consultant with Daedalus Technologies for the last
2 1/2 years. Before that he worked at the Australian National University
as a System Administrator for 8 1/2 years, looking after UNIX hosts ranging
from Sun workstations through to a Fujitsu Vector Processor and a Thinking
Machine's Connection Machine.
Peter Billam is owner of P J B Computing, which specialises in Internet
Commerce. For about 10 years until 1997 he worked as System
Administrator or I T Manager for organisations including the CSIRO
Division of Oceanography, and the Tasmanian Treasury, Department of
Premier and Cabinet, and State Library. In the evenings and at
weekends he composes music. His free time is devoted to playing music
and to juggling.
DR LAWRIE BROWN is a lecturer in Computer Science at the Australian
Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
His professional interests include cryptography, communications and
computer systems security, and safe mobile code. His research is in the
design and implementation of private key block ciphers, in particular
the LOKI family of encryption algorithms; and in the design of safe and
secure remote (mobile) code execution environments. He has previously
investigated the design of secure network applications protocols (eg.
He currently lectures Computer Security and Cryptography, Computer
Science Core A2, and Computer Science 1E.
He is also the AUUG webmaster on the Internet Project system.
Frank Crawford is a long standing member of AUUG and a founding member of
SAGE-AU. He has presented at many AUUG and SAGE-AU conferences and workshops,
as well as other events. He is a professional System Administrator, and
currently employed as Site Systems Manager at ANSTO.
Peter Elford is a Consulting Engineer with Cisco Systems, based in
Canberra, Australia. His areas of expertise include the Internet,
Security, ATM, campus networking and large scale network design. Prior
to joining Cisco Systems in February, 1993 he worked for three years at
the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet), where he had
responsibility for much of the hands on engineering for the embryonic
Australian Internet. Peter holds a BSc (Hons) from the Australian
National University and is a founding member of the Internet Society of
Dr Neil Gunther
is founder and principal consultant of
whose clients have included: Amdahl Corporation, DHL, Gartner Group,
Sun Microsystems, and Tandem Computers. He holds an MSc degree in
Applied Mathematics and a PhD in Theoretical Physics. He spent 8 years
as a computer science researcher at Xerox PARC, and was a Senior
Scientist and Manager at Pyramid Technology for 4 years. He lectures
worldwide and has written numerous articles on a wide variety of topics
in computer performance analysis (including some recent ones on NT
scalability for the USENIX Journal). Last year he was awarded Best
Technical Paper at CMG'96 and this year was nominated for the
A.A.Michelson Award. He has just completed a book,
"The Practical Performance Analyst" for McGraw-Hill.
He is a member of the AAAS, ACM, CMG and IEEE.
David Purdue is the Systems Engineering Manager for SunSoft Pacific,
the software arm of Sun Microsystems. David runs the pre-sales support
organisation covering Australia and New Zealand.
David is also the Secretary of AUUG Incroporated. In his copious
spare time, David is a musician, sailor, rock climber, morris dancer
and wine lover.
Phillip Yialeloglou is a Senior Systems Engineer with Cisco Systems
Australia. He is an experienced applications developer and systems
integrator who specialises in application and network security. In 1988,
he received a ComputerWorld Fellowship award for his contribution to the
Australian computer industry.
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