I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. I enjoy teaching web technologies, programming and software engineering; drawing on my industrial experience to bring relevance to my teaching.
When not in the department I advise a number of startups on a wide range of matters. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking and real ale.
I have a wide range of research interests including the commercial applications of AI and machine learning, large scale distributed systems and system performance of multi-tiered applications.
Chester, A.P. and Leeke, M. and Al-Ghamdi, M. and Jhumka, A. and Jarvis, S.A. (2011) A Framework for Data Center Scale Dynamic Resource Allocation Algorithms. In: Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (SCALCOM'11), 31st August - 2nd September, 2011, Pafos, Cyprus.
Chester, A.P. and Leeke, M. and Al-Ghamdi, M. and Jarvis, S.A. and Jhumka, A. (2011) A Modular Failure-Aware Resource Allocation Architecture for Cloud Computing. In: Proceedings of the UK Performance Engineering Workshop (UKPEW'11), 7-8th July, 2011, Bradford, United Kingdom.
Al-Ghamdi, M. and Chester, A.P. and He, L. and Jarvis, S.A. (2011) Dynamic Resource Allocation and Active Predictive Models for Enterprise Applications. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER10), Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
Chester, A.P. and Xue, J.W.J. and He, L. and Jarvis, S.A. (2008) A System for Dynamic Server Allocation in Application Server Clusters. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA'08), 10-12 December, 2011, Sydney, Australia.
A full list of my publications can be found here.
I teach (or have taught) a number of undergraduate modules at the university. Links to the course web pages are below.
Dr Adam Chester