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Richard Mortier

Richard Mortier
Horizon Transitional Fellow in Computer Science, University of Nottingham


Richard Mortier is Horizon Transitional Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on user-centred systems, investigating the challenges that arise when we design and deploy infrastructure technology with which real people must interact. Specific current projects include exokernels for secure high-performance multiscale computing (Mirage); infrastructure for building a market around privacy-preserving third-party access to personal data (Dataware); and novel approaches to deploying and managing personal network services. Prior to joining Nottingham he spent two years as a founder of Vipadia Limited designing and building the Clackpoint and Karaka real-time communications services (acquired by Voxeo Corp.), six years as a researcher with Microsoft Research Cambridge, and seven months as a visitor at Sprint ATL, CA. He received a Ph.D. from the Systems Research Group at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, and a B.A. in Mathematics, also from the University of Cambridge.


Anil Madhavapeddy (Docker, Inc), Richard Mortier (University of Nottingham)
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If you want to run your own Internet node, it requires gluing together an awful lot of software, and maintaining it. We'll show you a fresh approach: use the Mirage operating system to easily compile the protocols you need (DNS, HTTP, XMPP and IMAP) for your Internet presence into a type-safe unikernel, and deploy the whole thing using just Travis CI and Git directly on the cloud or on ARM. Read more.