Adam David Barker

Prof

  • KY16 9SS

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

Distributed systems; systems research; cloud computing; cluster computing; infrastructure; big data; applied machine learning

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Profile Keywords

Distributed systems; systems research; cloud computing; cluster computing; infrastructure; big data; applied machine learning

Biography

Adam Barker is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, where he works on distributed systems and cloud computing topics. He has spent large portions of his career in industry and has worked as a Research Scientist at Google on two separate occasions where he contributed to Borg and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Previously he held a Royal Society Industry Fellowship and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to obtaining a faculty position, he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Edinburgh. Adam holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh.

Research interests

I am a systems researcher. I design, build, and evaluate real-world computer systems. A common goal of my research is to support the architecture and engineering of highly scalable distributed systems.

More specifically I currently work in the areas of distributed systems, cloud computing, resource management and machine learning applied to systems. I have worked on production cluster management frameworks at both Google and Huawei. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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