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David Bruce Henderson
NSW Government
PARRAMATTA, Australia
 

David Henderson is the Assistant Director of IT at the Department of Attorney General and Justice in the Australian state of New South Wales, where he is responsible for the IC&T infrastructure. David graduated from the University of Wollongong in 1982, with dual majors in chemistry and computing science, including a semester in 1982 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, through the International Student Exchange Program.

Not content with just working in IC&T, David's hobbies are also technical--ham radio, home computing, and radio astronomy. His well-known collection of antique computing equipment (Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11, and IMSAI 8080, to name but a few) has only recently been moved out of his garage and into a museum--resulting in dramatic benefits for his electricity bills.

Prior to moving into the public service, David held a variety of positions in technology service areas, IT, and audit in a career spanning 27 years with resources giant BHP Billiton. Starting as a chemist at the company's Port Kembla steelworks in 1973, his final few years with BHP were as IT manager at the company's copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea. Since joining the Department of Attorney General and Justice in 2003, David and his colleagues have been managing the data centers, IT systems, and communications for the staff and judiciary at over 180 court houses across New South Wales, a state roughly one-and-a-quarter times the size of Texas. A current project for the department involves expanding network and courtroom video conferencing infrastructure to reduce the cost of delivering justice to the community.

David has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2007, and has written 59 reviews. He has been a member of the ACM since 1994, and is also an active senior member of the Australian Computer Society.


     

Lightweight and informative traffic metrics for data center monitoring
Xu K., Wang F., Wang H.  Journal of Network and Systems Management 20(2): 226-243, 2020. Type: Article

Modern cloud computing data centers typically deliver virtualized services to tens of thousands of cloud users continuously, using hundreds or even thousands of commodity servers. Monitoring the availability, performance, and security of this data...

 

iCanCloud: a flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure simulator
Núñez A., Vázquez-Poletti J., Caminero A., Castañé G., Carretero J., Llorente I.  Journal of Grid Computing 10(1): 185-209, 2020. Type: Article

Cloud computing is a flexible and scalable solution for delivering information technology (IT) services. However, as the processing power used must be paid for, accurately right-sizing the cloud resources for particular end user applications is im...

 

 Design of low power integrated radios for emerging standards
Rahman M., Harjani R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 71 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030213-32-9)

Low power radios are in high demand for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, where there is a need for small, efficient, and low powered radios for wireless data communications. This book is part of Springer’s “Analog Circuits and ...

 

Software project estimation: intelligent forecasting, project control, and client relationship management
Dimitrov D.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 136 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-24-2), Reviews: (1 of 2)

As a young computer science undergraduate, I learned that methodologies were being developed for software projects that would ensure success through the application of rigorous engineering practices. Forty years later, much work has been done on i...

 

 Computer networks and the Internet: a hands-on approach
Howser G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 539 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030344-95-5)

Most people in the developed world routinely use the Internet, but only a small minority understands the technologies on which its services depend. Howser provides a detailed description of these technologies, supported by practical exercises usin...

 
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