computer science


David Eyers

Associate Professor

Room Owheo Building, Room 1.25
Phone +64 3 479 5749

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.

For more information, see my research pages.

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).

Research web page

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