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Associate Professor David Eyers

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Owheo Building, Room 1.25
Phone: +64 3 479 5749
Email: dme@cs.otago.ac.nz

Before joining the University of Otago, I worked as a senior research associate at the University of Cambridge, from where I was awarded my PhD. My undergraduate degrees (Computer Engineering and Pure Maths) are from UNSW in Sydney, Australia.

My recent research has examined security enforcement and data dissemination mechanisms within wide-area distributed systems. In particular, I have worked with event-based middleware, role-based access control, decentralised information flow control, and try to develop connections between these technologies. My research is of growing importance to cloud and grid computing: large-scale public services, such as electronic health record repositories, must manage sensitive data in a secure manner.

Selected Publications

  • Matteo Migliavacca, Ioannis Papagiannis, David M. Eyers, Brian Shand, Jean Bacon, Peter Pietzuch, High-Performance Event Processing with Information Security, USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC) 1-15, (2010).
  • Jean Bacon, David Evans, David M. Eyers, Matteo Migliavacca, Peter Pietzuch, Brian Shand, Enforcing End-to-end Application Security in the Cloud, Proceedings of the 11th International ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference, 2010.
  • David M. Eyers and Jean Bacon and Ken Moody, OASIS role-based access control for electronic health records, IEE Proceedings, volume 153, 16-23, (2006).

For more information, see my research pages.

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Publications

Eskandari, L., Mair, J., Huang, Z., & Eyers, D. (2018). A topology and traffic aware two-level scheduler for stream processing systems in a heterogeneous cluster. In D. B. Heras & L. Bougé (Eds.), Euro-Par 2017: Parallel processing workshops: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 10659). (pp. 68-79). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-75178-8_6

Jack, M. W., Suomalainen, K., Dew, J. J. W., & Eyers, D. (2017). A minimal simulation of the electricity demand of a domestic hot water cylinder for smart control. Applied Energy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.11.044

Pasquier, T., Singh, J., Powles, J., Eyers, D., Seltzer, M., & Bacon, J. (2017). Data provenance to audit compliance with privacy policy in the Internet of Things. Personal & Ubiquitous Computing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00779-017-1067-4

Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., Singh, J., Eyers, D., & Bacon, J. (2017). Camflow: Managed data-sharing for cloud services. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 5(3), 472-484. doi: 10.1109/tcc.2015.2489211

Feng, H., Eyers, D., Mills, S., Wu, Y., & Huang, Z. (2017). Principal component analysis based filtering for scalable, high precision k-NN search. IEEE Transactions on Computers. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1109/TC.2017.2748131

Chapter in Book - Research

Eskandari, L., Mair, J., Huang, Z., & Eyers, D. (2018). A topology and traffic aware two-level scheduler for stream processing systems in a heterogeneous cluster. In D. B. Heras & L. Bougé (Eds.), Euro-Par 2017: Parallel processing workshops: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 10659). (pp. 68-79). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-75178-8_6

Mair, J., Huang, Z., Eyers, D., Cupertino, L., Da Costa, G., Pierson, J.-M., & Hlavacs, H. (2015). Power modeling. In J.-M. Pierson (Ed.), Large-scale distributed systems and energy efficiency: A holistic view. (pp. 131-158). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118981122.ch5

Mair, J., Huang, Z., Eyers, D., & Zhang, H. (2013). Myths in PMC-based power estimation. In J.-M. Pierson, G. Da Costa & L. Dittmann (Eds.), Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems: Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 8046). (pp. 35-50). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40517-4_3

Shand, B., Pietzuch, P., Papagiannis, I., Moody, K., Migliavacca, M., Eyers, D. M., & Bacon, J. (2011). Security policy and information sharing in distributed event-based systems. In S. Helmer, A. Poulovassilis & F. Xhafa (Eds.), Reasoning in event-based distributed systems: Studies in computational intelligence (Vol. 347). (pp. 151-172). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-19724-6

Bacon, J., Eyers, D., & Singh, J. (2010). Securing event-based systems. In A. M. Hinze & A. Buchmann (Eds.), Principles and applications of distributed event-based systems. (pp. 119-139). PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-60566-697-6.ch006

Eyers, D. M., Jones, A. J. I., & Kimbrough, S. O. (2009). On logic and standards for structuring documents. In C. Weinhardt, S. Luckner & J. Stößer (Eds.), Designing E-business systems: Markets, services, and networks: Lecture notes in business information processing (Vol. 22). (pp. 172-186). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-01256-3_15

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Journal - Research Article

Jack, M. W., Suomalainen, K., Dew, J. J. W., & Eyers, D. (2017). A minimal simulation of the electricity demand of a domestic hot water cylinder for smart control. Applied Energy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.11.044

Feng, H., Eyers, D., Mills, S., Wu, Y., & Huang, Z. (2017). Principal component analysis based filtering for scalable, high precision k-NN search. IEEE Transactions on Computers. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1109/TC.2017.2748131

Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., Singh, J., Eyers, D., & Bacon, J. (2017). Camflow: Managed data-sharing for cloud services. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 5(3), 472-484. doi: 10.1109/tcc.2015.2489211

Pasquier, T., Singh, J., Powles, J., Eyers, D., Seltzer, M., & Bacon, J. (2017). Data provenance to audit compliance with privacy policy in the Internet of Things. Personal & Ubiquitous Computing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00779-017-1067-4

Li, Y., Wu, J., Chen, Y., Mair, J., Eyers, D., & Huang, Z. (2016). Power neighboring interval matching based PMC integration. Journal of Circuits, Systems & Computers, 27(8), 1650086 . doi: 10.1142/s0218126616500869

Singh, J., Pasquier, T., Bacon, J., Ko, H., & Eyers, D. (2016). Twenty security considerations for cloud-supported internet of things. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 3(3), 269-284. doi: 10.1109/jiot.2015.2460333

Tang, X., Huang, Z., Eyers, D., Mills, S., & Guo, M. (2015). Scalable multicore k-NN search via Subspace Clustering for Filtering. IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, 26(12), 3449-3460. doi: 10.1109/TPDS.2014.2372755

Mair, J., Eyers, D., Huang, Z., & Zhang, H. (2014). Myths in power estimation with Performance Monitoring Counters. Sustainable Computing, 4(2), 83-93. doi: 10.1016/j.suscom.2014.03.007

Bacon, J., Eyers, D., Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., Singh, J., Papagiannis, I., & Pietzuch, P. (2014). Information flow control for secure cloud computing. IEEE Transactions on Network & Service Management, 11(1), 76-89. doi: 10.1109/TNSM.2013.122313.130423

McEwen, J. D., Wiaux, Y., & Eyers, D. M. (2011). Data compression on the sphere. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 531, A98. doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201015728

Eyers, D. M., Routray, R., Zhang, R., Willcocks, D., & Pietzuch, P. (2011). Configuring large-scale storage using a middleware with machine learning. Concurrency & Computation, 23(17), 2063-2077. doi: 10.1002/cpe.1716

Kimbrough, S. O., Abrahams, A. S., Jones, A. J. I., Eyers, D. M., & Bacon, J. M. (2009). Introducing the fair and logical trade project. International Journal of Business Process Integration & Management, 4(3), 174-186. doi: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2009.030984

Bacon, J., Eyers, D., Singh, J., Shand, B., Migliavacca, M., & Pietzuch, P. (2009). Security in multi-domain event-based systems. it - Information Technology, 51(5), 277-284. doi: 10.1524/itit.2009.0552

Abrahams, A. S., Eyers, D. M., & Bacon, J. M. (2009). Structured storage of legal precedents using a minimal deontic ontology, for computer assisted legal document querying. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics & Ontologies, 4(3), 196-211. doi: 10.1504/IJMSO.2009.027754

Pesonen, L. I. W., Eyers, D. M., & Bacon, J. (2007). Access control in decentralised publish/subscribe systems. Journal of Networks, 2(2), 57-67. doi: 10.4304/jnw.2.2.57-67

Eyers, D. M., Bacon, J., & Moody, K. (2006). OASIS role-based access control for electronic health records. IEE Proceedings: Software, 153(1), 16-23. doi: 10.1049/ip-sen:20045038

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Pasquier, T., Han, X., Goldstein, M., Moyer, T., Eyers, D., Seltzer, M., & Bacon, J. (2017). Practical whole-system provenance capture. Proceedings of the Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC). (pp. 405-418). New York, NY: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3127479.3129249

Lind, J., Priebe, C., Muthukumaran, D., O’Keeffe, D., Aublin, P.-L., Kelbert, F., … Eyers, D., … Pietzuch, P. (2017). Glamdring: Automatic application partitioning for Intel SGX. Proceedings of the USENIX Annual Technical Conference. (pp. 285-298). [Full Paper]

Dwarakanath, R., Koldehofe, B., Bharadwaj, Y., Nguyen, T. A. B., Eyers, D., & Steinmetz, R. (2017). TrustCEP: Adopting a trust-based approach for distributed complex event processing. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM). (pp. 30-39). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/MDM.2017.15

Pasquier, T., Eyers, D., & Bacon, J. (2017). PHP2Uni: Building unikernels using scripting language transpilation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Engineering. (pp. 197-203). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ic2e.2017.13

Suomalainen, K., Jack, M., Eyers, D., Ford, R., & Stephenson, J. (2017). Comparative analysis of monitored and self-reported data on electricity use. Proceedings of the Environmental and Electrical Engineering and IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe International Conference. IEEE. doi: 10.1109/EEEIC.2017.7977557

Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., Singh, J., Bacon, J., & Eyers, D. (2016). Information Flow Audit for PaaS Clouds. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E). (pp. 42-51). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ic2e.2016.19

Ko, H., Singh, J., Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., Dong, C., Eyers, D., & Bacon, J. (2016). Information flow control with minimal tag disclosure. Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing (ICC). New York, NY: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2896387.2896402

Pasquier, T., Bacon, J., Singh, J., & Eyers, D. (2016). Data-centric access control for cloud computing. Proceedings of the 21st ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT). (pp. 81-88). New York: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2914642.2914662

Feng, H., Eyers, D., Mills, S., Wu, Y., & Huang, Z. (2016). PCAF: Scalable, high precision k-NN search using principal component analysis based filtering. Proceedings of the 45th International Conference on Parallel Processing. (pp. 638-647). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/icpp.2016.79

Eskandari, L., Huang, Z., & Eyers, D. (2016). P-Scheduler: Adaptive hierarchical scheduling in Apache Storm. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference (ACSW). 26. New York, NY: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2843043.2843056

Arnautov, S., Trach, B., Gregor, F., Knauth, T., Martin, A., Priebe, C., … Eyers, D., … Fetzer, C. (2016). SCONE: Secure Linux containers with Intel SGX. Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI). (pp. 689-703). [Full Paper]

Mair, J., Huang, Z., & Eyers, D. (2016). Manila: Using a densely populated PMC-space for power modelling within large-scale systems. Proceedings of the 45th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops. (pp. 210-219). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/icppw.2016.41

Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., & Eyers, D. (2016). Information flow audit for transparency and compliance in the handling of personal data. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Engineering Workshop (IC2EW). (pp. 112-117). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ic2ew.2016.29

Ariyasinghe, L., Huang, Z., Zhang, H., & Eyers, D. (2016). VPAP: VBR pattern aware playback buffering for video streaming. Proceedings of the International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ATNAC.2016.7878782

Mair, J., Huang, Z., Eyers, D., & Zhang, H. (2015). PMC-based power modelling with workload classification on multicore systems. Proceedings of the 43rd International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops (ICPPW). (pp. 129-138). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ICPPW.2014.29

Crane, M., Trotman, A., & Eyers, D. (2015). Improving throughput of a pipeline model indexer. Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Document Computing Symposium. New York: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2838931.2838943

Alam, A. S. M. A., Eyers, D., & Huang, Z. (2015). Helping secure robots in WSN environments by monitoring WSN software updates for intrusion. In D. Bailey, G. Sen Gupta & S. Demidenko (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA). (pp. 223-229). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ICARA.2015.7081151

Ashraful Alam, A. S. M., & Eyers, D. (2015). Securing WSN update from intrusion using time signature of over the air update protocol. In B. Javadi & S. K. Garg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC). 163. Australian Computer Society. [Full Paper]

Tang, X., Huang, Z., Eyers, D., Mills, S., & Guo, M. (2015). Efficient selection algorithm for fast k-NN search on GPUs. Proceedings of the 29th International Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS) Symposium. (pp. 397-406). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IPDPS.2015.115

Muthukumaran, D., O’Keeffe, D., Priebe, C., Eyers, D., Shand, B., & Pietzuch, P. (2015). FlowWatcher: Defending against data disclosure vulnerabilities in web applications. Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security. (pp. 603-615). New York, NY: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2810103.2813639

Feng, H., Mills, S., Eyers, D., Huang, Z., & Shen, X. (2015). Optimal space subdivision for parallel approximate nearest neighbour determination. Proceedings of the Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) International Conference. 45. IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IVCNZ.2015.7761548

Singh, J., Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., Bacon, J., & Eyers, D. (2015). Integrating messaging middleware and Information Flow Control. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E). (pp. 54-59). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IC2E.2015.13

Chen, Y., Mair, J., Huang, Z., Eyers, D., & Zhang, H. (2015). A state-based energy/performance model for parallel applications on multicore computers. Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops. (pp. 230-239). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ICPPW.2015.33

Mair, J., Huang, Z., Eyers, D., & Chen, Y. (2015). Quantifying the energy efficiency challenges of achieving exascale computing. Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid). (pp. 943-950). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/CCGrid.2015.130

Pasquier, T. F. J.-M., Bacon, J., & Eyers, D. (2014). FlowK: Information flow control for the cloud. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom). (pp. 70-77). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/CloudCom.2014.11

Young, C., Eyers, D., & Mills, S. (2014). Parallel and distributed mosaic seamline estimation. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ). (pp. 37-41). New York: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2683405.2683425

Tang, X., Mills, S., Eyers, D., Leung, K.-C., Huang, Z., & Guo, M. (2014). Performance bottlenecks in manycore systems: A case study on large scale feature matching within image collections. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) &11th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC). (pp. 985-995). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/HPCC.and.EUC.2013.140

Tang, X., Mills, S., Eyers, D., Leung, K.-C., Huang, Z., & Guo, M. (2014). Data filtering for scalable high-dimensional k-NN search on multicore systems. Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC). (pp. 305-310). New York: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2600212.2600710

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