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Ian Taylor

  • BSc, Ph.D
  • Owner
  • Cleverfish Software
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  • 3492CitationsNumber of citations received by Ian's publications. Updated daily.

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Research interests

distributed computingdistributed dataWeb APIs and interfacesWorkflows

About

In the USA, where I live, I have been consulting for the Communications Division of the Naval Research Lab, Washington DC for the past 12 years, solving various problems in the area of discovery and communication within mobile ad-hoc wireless networks. I won the Alan Berman best NRL research paper prize for 2010 and 2011. I have also been involved in several startups over the past three years. I developed and managed the technical platform (website, recurring payment paypal integration, backend cloud integration and a cloud monitoring systems) for www.skydesks.com from October 2010 and Feb 2013. More recently I developed the Energy Intelligence Worldwide (www.eiwcorp.com) Energy Consumption Optimizer (ECO) for reducing energy consumption in high-rise buildings and implemented the backend website to serve multiple buildings from a cloud service. I also ran USA and UK operations for Eco4Cloud (www.eco4cloud.com) for 18 months, who reduce energy use in data centers by consolidating virtual machines to the minimum number of servers in order to power down servers not needed. Through this experience, I have gained a lot of experience in backend and front end Web development, patent writing, marketing techniques and operations, business operations, customer relations and developing partnering arrangements for B2B hierarchies to realize the potential of many forms of revenue. In the UK, I am a part-time Reader (Associative professor) in Distributed and Scientific Computing at the School of Computer Science, Cardiff, and I have a strong track record in running projects in the Web, workflow and data distribution areas, with applications in audio, astrophysics and healthcare. I have written 2 professional distributed computing books (sold 2000+), edited another, and co-chaired Research Groups at the Open Grid Forum, and published 80+ scientific papers.

Co-authors (777)

Publications (5)

  • A software workbench for interactive, time critical and highly self-adaptive cloud applications (SWITCH)

    • Zhao Z
    • Taal A
    • Jones A
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations
  • Developing and operating time critical applications in clouds: the state of the art and the SWITCH approach

    • Zhao Z
    • Martin P
    • Wang J
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations
  • Dynamically reconfigurable workflows for time-critical applications

    • Evans K
    • Jones A
    • Preece A
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations
  • Genomics and Biological Big Data: Facing Current and Future Challenges around Data and Software Sharing and Reproducibility

    • Gesing S
    • Connor T
    • Taylor I
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations
  • Orchestrating workflows over heterogeneous networking infrastructures: NEWT: a network edge workflow tool

    • Macker J
    • Taylor I
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations

Professional experience

Owner

Cleverfish Software

December 2005 - Present

Reader (Associative Professor)

Cardiff University

Education history

Ph.D

Cardiff University

October 1990 - October 1994(4 years)

BSc

Cardiff University

October 1987 - October 1990(3 years)