I am a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Department of Computer Science. I enjoy teaching web technologies, programming and software engineering; drawing on my commercial experience to bring relevance to my teaching.
When not in the department I advise a number of startups and also develop Prodeceo, an online training startup which I co-founded after my PhD. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking and real ale.
My research interests include all aspects of Cloud systems, from application tuning to workload analysis. My main work focusses on the development and analysis of dynamic provisioning for multi-tier application architectures in the cloud.
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