AUUG Canberra Summer 98 - Presenter Bios

Steve Ball

John Barlow

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

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.

Jeremy Bishop

Peter Bray

Lawrie Brown

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. telnet, ftp). 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

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.

Enno Davids

Peter Elford

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 Australia.

Neil Gunther

Dr Neil Gunther is founder and principal consultant of Performance Dynamics, 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.

Jan Newmarch

David Purdue

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. rowell

Gordon Rowell

Andrew Tridgell

Phil Yialeloglou

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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