Engineering and the Environment

Steven J Johnston

MEng, PhD

Primary position:
Research Fellow

Background

The University of Southampton

Steven recently completed a Ph.D. at the Computational Engineering and Design Group (CED) at the University of Southampton where he also received an MEng degree in Software Engineering from the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).

His research interests include the management and organisation of large volumes of data enabling Data Grid functionality to non technical users. He worked on the design and implementation of the BioSimGrid project, assisting with the management of large simulation data sets.

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Scott, Mark, Boardman, Richard P., Reed, Philippa A.S., Austin, Tim, Johnston, Steven, Takeda, Kenji and Cox, Simon J. (2014) A framework for user driven data management. Information Systems, 42, 36-58. (doi:10.1016/j.is.2013.11.004).
Johnston, Steven, O'Brien, Neil, Lewis, Hugh G., Hart, Elizabeth E., White, Adam E. and Cox, Simon J. (2013) Clouds in space: scientific computing using Windows Azure. Journal of Cloud Computing, 2, (2), 1-10. (doi:10.1186/2192-113X-2-2).
Cox, Simon, Cox, James, Boardman, Richard, Johnston, StevenJ., Scott, Mark and OBrien, Neil (2013) Iridis-pi: a low-cost, compact demonstration cluster. Cluster Computing, 1-10. (doi:10.1007/s10586-013-0282-7).
Johnston, S.J., Fangohr, H. and Cox, S.J. (2008) Managing large volumes of distributed scientific data. Lecture Notes in Computational Science, (5103), 339-348.
Tai, Kaihsu, Baaden, Marc, Murdock, Stuart, Wu, Bing, Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steven, Boardman, Richard, Fangohr, Hans, Cox, Katherine, Essex, Jonathan W. and Sansom, Mark S.P. (2007) Three hydrolases and a transferase: comparative analysis of active-site dynamics via the BioSimGrid database. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 25, (6), 896-902. (doi:10.1016/j.jmgm.2006.08.010).
Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steven, Wu, Bing, Murdock, Stuart E., Tai, Kaihsu, Fangohr, Hans, Cox, Simon J., Essex, Jonathan W., Sansom, Mark S.P. and Jeffreys, Paul (2006) BioSimGrid: grid-enabled biomolecular simulation data storage and analysis. Future Generation Computer Systems, 6, (22), 657-664. (doi:10.1016/j.future.2005.10.005).
Woods, Christopher J., Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steven, Murdock, Stuart E., Wu, Bing, Tai, Kaihsu, Fangohr, Hans, Jeffreys, Paul, Cox, Simon, Frey, Jeremy G., Sansom, Mark S.P. and Essex, Jonathan W. (2005) Grid computing and biomolecular simulation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 363, (1833), 2017-2035. (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2005.1626).
Essex, J.W., Tai, K., Murdock, S., Ng, M.H., Wu, B., Johnston, S., Fangohr, H., Jeffreys, P., Cox, S. and Sansom, M. (2004) BioSimGrid: a distributed database for biomolecular simulations. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 227, U682.
Tai, Kaihsu, Murdock, Stuart, Wu, Bing, Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steven, Fangohr, Hans, Cox, Simon J., Jeffreys, Paul, Essex, Jonathan W. and Sansom, Mark S.P. (2004) BioSimGrid: towards a worldwide repository for biomolecular simulations. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2, (22), 3219-3221. (doi:10.1039/b411352g).
Wu, Bing, Dovey, Matthew, Ng, Muan Hong, Tai, Kaihsu, Murdock, Stuart, Fangohr, Hans, Johnston, Steve, Jeffreys, Paul, Cox, Simon, Essex, Jonathan W. and Sansom, Mark S.P. (2004) A web/grid portal implementation of BioSimGrid: a biomolecular simulation database. Journal of Digital Information Management, 2, (2), 74-78.

Book

Johnston, Steven J., Sentance, Sue, Hodges, Steve, Kucera, Jan, Scott, James and Schwiderski-Grosche, Scarlet (2013) Learn to program with Visual Basic and .NET Gadgeteer, Microsoft Research

Book Section

Steven, Johnston, Simon, Cox and Kenji, Takeda (2010) Scientific computation and data management using Microsoft Azure. In, Aloisio, G. and Fiore, S. (eds.) Grid and Cloud Database Management. , Springer. (In Press).
Wu, Bing, Tai, Kaishu, Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steven, Murdock, Stuart, Fangohr, Hans, Sansom, Mark S.P., Essex, Jonathan, Jeffreys, Paul and Cox, Simon (2005) Towards a grid-enabled biomolecular simulation database. In, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005. Swindon, UK, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 4pp.
Wu, Bing, Tai, Kaishu, Murdock, Stuart, Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steve, Fangohr, Hans, Jeffreys, Paul, Cox, Simon, Essex, Jonathan and Sansom, Mark S.P. (2003) BioSimGrid: a distributed database for biomolecular simulations. In, Cox, Simon J. (ed.) Proceedings of UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2003. UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2003 Swindon, UK, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 8pp.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hodges, Steve, Scott, James, Sentance, Sue, Miller, Colin, Villar, Nicolas, Schwiderski-Grosche, Scarlet, Hammil, Kerry and Johnston, Steven (2013) .NET Gadgeteer: a new platform for K-12 computer science education. In, SIGCSE, Denver, USA, 06 - 09 Mar 2013. 6pp.
Austin, T.P., Scott, Mark, Johnston, S.J., Reed, Philippa A.S. and Takeda, Kenji (2011) EP2DC - an EPrints module for linking publications and data. In, Ensuring long-term preservation and adding value to scientific and technical data, Toulouse, France, 15 - 17 Nov 2011.
O'Brien, Neil S., Johnston, Steven J., Hart, Elizabeth E., Djidjeli, Kamal and Cox, Simon J. (2011) Exploiting cloud computing for algorithm development. In, 2011 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC), Beijing, CN, 10 - 12 Oct 2011. 13pp.
Johnston, S., Takeda, K., Lewis, H.G., Cox, S.J. and Swinerd, G.G. (2009) Cloud computing for planetary defense. In, Microsoft eScience Workshop, Pittsburgh, USA, 15 - 17 Oct 2009. USA, Microsoft2pp, 1-2.
Johnston, SJ., Marsh, P., Cox, S.J. and Takeda, K. (2009) Software + services for engineers. In, eScience 2008, UK, 07 - 09 Dec 2008.
Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steven, Murdock, Stuart, Wu, Bing, Tai, Kaihsu, Fangohr, Hans, Cox, Simon, Essex, Jonathan W., Sansom, Mark and Jeffreys, Paul (2004) Efficient data storage and analysis for generic biomolecular simulation data. In, 3rd UK e-Science Programme All Hands Meeting (AHM 2004), Nottingham, UK, 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2004. Swindon, EPSRC, 443-450.

Monograph

Wu, Bing, Dovey, Matthew, Tai, Kaihsu, Ng, Muan Hong, Murdock, Stuart, Fangohr, Hans, Johnston, Steven, Jeffreys, Paul, Cox, Simon, Essex, Jonathan W. and Sansom, Mark S.P. (2004) Security and BioSimGrid: a biomolecular simulation database. , University of York, Department of Computer Science (YCS-2004-380).

Thesis

Johnston, Steven (2006) Encouraging collaboration through a new data management approach. University of Southampton, School of Engineering Sciences, Doctoral Thesis , 188pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

  • data management, storage and redundancy
  • distributed data distribution
  • database replication

Primary research group:  Computational Engineering and Design

Contact

Dr Steven J Johnston
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 25/2045