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Programme Committee

The Programme Committee for AUUG 2004 - Who Are You?

David Purdue (chair) is the President of AUUG Inc. and has served on the AUUG Board for roughly a decade, holding several different board positions including four years as President.  He has been on the AUUG Conference Programme Committee for seven years, and was Programme Committee Chair in 1999.  David works for Sun Microsystems.

Dr Lawrie Brown is a senior lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA) in Canberra.  His professional interests include cryptography, communications and computer systems security, and safe mobile code.  His current research is in the design of safe and secure remote (mobile) code execution environments, currently focusing on the functional language Erlang.  He has previously worked on the design and implementation of private key block ciphers, in particular the LOKI family of encryption algorithms.

Josef El-Rayes is a FreeBSD Developer, living in Linz, Austria, mainly focusing on documentation issues in association with XML and similar technologies.  He is a full-time student, about two years away from his master in computer-science, in his studies he currently focuses on compilers.  In his spare time he writes articles for computer magazines or does consulting work for companies.  He regularly visits open-source related conferences for advocating FreeBSD.

Greg Lehey is the Director of Storage Systems Development at Rocksoft.  He spent most of his professional career in Germany, where he worked for computer manufacturers such as Univac, Tandem, and Siemens-Nixdorf, the German space research agency DFVLR, nameless software houses and a large end user.  Since returning to Australia in 1997, he has been involved mainly with open source software, notably FreeBSD and NetBSD.

David Malone is a researcher in the Communications Network Research Institute of the Dublin Institute of Technology.  David is a mathematician at heart with a Ph.D from Trinity College Dublin but he also has an unhealthy interest in computers.  He has been involved with Unix systems administration since 1994 and has been a committer on the FreeBSD project since 2000.  David's interests include dilation equations, mathematics of networks, unix security, time keeping, IPv6 and doing things right.

Jan Newmarch is Associate Professor in Network Computing at Monash University.  He is the author of three books, including one on Jini which is also available online.  He has authored over sixty papers, and has given many tutorial presentations at international conferences.  He is currently researching pervasive, ubiquitous systems.

Hiten Pandya is an Open Source developer living in UK and is directly associated with the FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD Projects.  He was born in September 1986, and is in first year of post-GCSE College.  His interests roughly scales from Operating Systems to Clustering.  He has worked on various Open Source projects including Apache HTTP, Jakarta Tomcat, xMach, IBM's Journal File System for Linux, SCTP network protocol and others.  In the past, Hiten has maintained applications that manipulate genomic information such as BLAST, Phylogeny and Annotation tools.

Ollivier Robert is currently web architect at Eurocontrol Experimental Centre, the european entity in charge of Research & Development in ATC/ATM within the Eurocontrol agency.  The EEC is in Brétigny, FRANCE.  His professional interests include UNIX in general, focusing on free systems with an emphasis on FreeBSD and lately MacOS X, security & cryptography and version control systems (Arch, CVS, …).