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Jun Zhang

Jun Zhang

Research Associate, Centre for e-Research

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Email jun.zhang@kcl.ac.uk

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1944

Address

Centre for e-Research

26-29 Drury Lane, Room 303

King's College London, London WC2B 5RL

 

Biography

Jun Zhang received his Bachelor in Computer Science and Technology from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2003 and his Masters in Internet Computing from Queen Mary, University of London in 2005.

In 2010, Jun completed his PhD on Flexible Distributed Computing with Volunteered Resources from Queen Mary. 

Jun joined the Centre for e-Research in February 2011 and is now working on the EU funded Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure (CENDARI).

Research Interests
  • Cloud computing
  • Grid computing
  • Digital repositories
  • Computer networking
Selected Publications

Simon Waddington, Jun Zhang, Gareth Knight, Mark Hedges, Jens Jensen, Roger Downing, “Kindura: Repository services for researchers based on hybrid clouds”, Journal of Digital Information 2012, (Accepted for publication), Web journal, http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/

Jens Jensen, Roger Downing, Simon Waddington, Gareth Knight, Jun Zhang, “Kindura: Cost Effective Data Management in the Cloud”, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, 2011, Poster paper

Simon Waddington, Jun Zhang, Gareth Knight, Jens Jensen, “Cloud Repositories for Research Data – Addressing the Needs of Researchers”, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, 2011, Extended abstract

 Simon Waddington, Jun Zhang, Gareth Knight, Mark Hedges, Jens Jenson, Roger Downing, “Kindura – Repository services for researchers based on hybrid cloud”, Open Repositories, 2011, Presentation proposal, https://conferences.tdl.org/or/OR2011/OR2011main/paper/view/314/99.

Jun Zhang, Chris Phillips, “Job-Scheduling via Resource Availability Prediction for Volunteer Computational Grids”, International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing 2011 - Vol. 2, No. 1 pp. 25 – 32, Journal paper, http://www.inderscience.com/storage/f645912311087211.pdf

Jun Zhang, Chris Phillips, “Job-Scheduling with Resource Availability Prediction for Volunteer-Based Grid Computing”, London Communications Symposium, 2009, Conference proceedings,

http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/lcs/previous/LCS2009/LCS/lcs09_25.pdf.

Jun Zhang, Chris Phillips, “Intelligent Roaming for Nomadic Computing”, Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, 2008. ICTTA2008 3rd International Conference on 7-11 April 2008 Page(s): 1-6 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ICTTA.2008.4530179, Conference proceedings, www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/people/chrisp/documents/ICTTA249.pdf.

Jun Zhang, Chris Phillips, “Ubiquitous, Flexible and Distributed Computing”, PGNet 2007, Conference proceedings,
http://www.cms.livjm.ac.uk/pgnet2007/Proceedings/Papers/2007-060.pdf.

Research and Teaching

Research

Jun worked on the Kindura project, which piloted the use of hybrid cloud infrastructure to provide repository-focused services to researchers. The hybrid cloud services integrate external commercial cloud services with internal IT infrastructure, which has been adapted to provide cloud-like interfaces. The system provides services to manage and process research outputs. These include both repository services, based on use the Fedora Commons repository, as well as common services such as preservation operations that are provided by cloud compute services.

Jun is now working on the EU funded project Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure (CENDARI). 

Projects

PhD Supervision

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Expertise and Public Engagement

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