CV

Key Skills

  • Research trained and qualified through the award of a PhD
  • Full lifecycle software development across a range of platforms and languages
  • Modelling and simulation expertise, especially distributed simulation, for physics based, military engagement experiments
  • Skilled editor of English language research documents and technical reports, especially for English as a second language authors.
  • Knowledgeable of Indonesian art, culture, language (and food!) with regular local community organisation and participation.

Employment

1999—present: Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia

Anthony has contributed and led the development of a constructive and virtual simulation environment originally known as Virtual Ship and later renamed to Virtual Maritime System (VMS). This required development of the simulation architecture, simulation components and supporting software infrastructure. As part of the latter, Anthony introduced software engineering processes such as version control, bug tracking, online documentation and continuous build servers.

Anthony contributed to a number of experiments that made use of the VMS. These experiments included virtual environments that compared different communication methods in a Naval Gunfire Support context and effectiveness of maritime combat against fast inshore attack craft (as part of TTCP MAR TP1). In addition, VMS was used as a constructive tool to evaluate the increased performance of Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgraded ANZAC class frigates. Anthony provided subject matter expertise in distributed simulation architectures as well as model integration and testing support for this experiment.

Anthony contributed to the multinational Maritime Theatre Missile Defence (MTMD) activity, within the Modelling and Simulation Working Group. Anthony provided subject matter expertise in distributed simulation architectures and developed a novel approach (Mock Federates) to testing the simulation environment that was developed. A participant in this activity from Canada wrote the following regarding Anthony’s involvement:

Anthony is an outstanding developer and scientist, with deep understanding of technical problems in distributed simulations, especially those involving time management. His practical experience in testing distributed simulations is unmatched by anyone else I’ve ever met.

In 2014, Anthony undertook a DST Group International Fellowship (DIF) within the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in Den Haag (The Hague). During this fellowship, he undertook research into factors affecting the performance of HLA based simulations and contributed to the NATO Modelling and Simulation Group Specialist Team 131 (MSG 131) looking at the application of cloud and service based techniques to modelling and simulation. This resulted in a Technical Report that was awarded a NATO Science and Technology Organisation Scientific Achievement Award.

2008—present: Sole Trader providing part time and casual research services to post graduate students

Anthony is a research trained (PhD), native English speaker who has edited and/or proof read more than a dozen PhD and Masters theses as well as other dissertations and papers. These papers have covered fields from social science, education, nursing, computer science and mathematics. Most of this work has been for international students who have English as a second language.

Education

2001–2009: PhD, Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide.

1994–1999: Bachelor Computer Engineering (Hons I), Bachelor Computer Science, University of Newcastle, NSW.

Awards

  • 2015: NATO STO Scientific Achievement Award as part of the MSG-131 Specialist Team
  • 2014: SIWzie Award for Paper “M&S as a Service: Expectations and challenges” co-authored and presented at the Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2014.
  • 2013: DST Group International Fellowship. Undertaken from March 2014 to March 2015 with the Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (TNO) — (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) in Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands.
  • 2011: Divisional Award for Outstanding Service to Maritime Operations Division for leading efforts of continual learning within the workplace.
  • 2010: SIWzie Award for Paper “Federation Testing using Mock Federates” co-authored and presented at the Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2010.
  • 2002: SIWzie Aware for Paper “Time Management in Hierarchical Federation Communities” presented at the Simulation Interoperability Workshop 2001.

Volunteer

2009—present: Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australian Inc.

At various times in this period, Anthony has been a member of the Committee, Secretary and Vice President. Anthony is currently the Assistant Secretary and Membership Officer for the Association.

2012—present: Technical reviewer for Manning Co. books and publications.

Publications

“Containerization of high level architecture-based simulations: A case study” The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology. Co-author with Tom van den Berg and Barry Siegel

“An Introduction to Using Docker in Support of HLA Federations” Australasian Simulation Congress 2016, Melbourne, Australia Lead author with Tom van den Berg

“Guidelines and Best Practices for using Docker in Support of HLA Federations” Paper 16F-SIW-031, Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, Florida, USA September 2016 Co-author with Tom van den Berg and Barry Siegel

“A TLA+ Specification of the HLA Time Management Algorithm” Paper 15F-SIW-032, Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, Florida, USA September 2015

“Modelling and Simulation as a Service: New Concepts and Service-Oriented Architectures” Technical Report, NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (MSG), STO-TR-MSG-131 May 2015 Co-author with Robert Siegfried, Wim Huiskamp, Tom van den Berg, and others.

“M&S as a Service: Expectations and challenges” Paper 14F-SIW-040, Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, Florida, USA September 11, 2014 SIWzie Awarded Co-author with Robert Siegfried, Tom van den Berg, Wim Huiskamp

“Data Farming in Support of HLA Performance Assessment’ Paper 14F-SIW-047, Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, Florida, USA September 11, 2014 Lead author with Tom van den Berg and Wim Huiskamp

Service Orientation for the Design of HLA Federations Paper 14F-SIW-048, Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, Florida, USA September 11, 2014 Co-author with Tom van den Berg and Wim Huiskamp

“Federation Testing using Mock Federates” Paper 10S-SIW-030, Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, Florida, USA April 2, 2010 Also re-printed in M&S Journal, Winter 2010, pages 27-34. Co-author with Bradford Dillman

“Simulating Multiple Systems of Systems Using the High Level Architecture” University of Adelaide October 2009 PhD Thesis

“Challenges Developing a Virtual Environment for a Maritime Combat Experiment” SimTecT 2007 Co-author with Sean Franco, Rebecca Kuster, Douglas Scott and others

Web Service Performance Analysis for the HLA SimTecT 2006 Co-author with Tim Pokorny

“Naval Gunfire Support Experiment using the Virtual Maritime System Architecture” SimTecT 2006

“Systems of Systems Simulation using the High Level Architecture” SimTecT 2003 Lead author with Andrew Wendelborn, Michael Oudshoorn and John Best

“Virtual Maritime System Architecture Description Document Issue 2.0” Defence Science and Technology Organisation 2002 Co-author with Shane Canney, John Best

Virtual Maritime System Architecture Simulation Interoperability Workshop September 2002 Co-author with John Best, Shane Canney

Time Management in Hierarchical Federation Communities Simulation Interoperability Workshop September 2002 SIWzie Awarded Lead author with Michael Oudshoorn and John Best

Employing Hierarchical Federation Communities in the Virtual Ship Architecture Australian Computer Science Conference January 2002 Lead author with Michael Oudshoorn

Use of Federation Communities in the Virtual Ship Project SimTecT 2001

Execution Management in the Virtual Ship Architecture Issue 1.0 Defence Science and Technology Organisation 2000 Lead author with John Best

A concept for a HLA compliant propagation federate. Part 2. Using interactions to represent signal propagation SimTecT 2000

An Application of the High Level Architecture - Virtual Ship University of Newcastle 1999 Honours Thesis for Bachelor of Computer Engineering at University of Newcastle.