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Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Dr Broberg is the creator of MetaCDN, and has led its development for the last four years as a research project inside the University of Melbourne, and now as CTO and Director of MetaCDN Pty Ltd.

James is a recognised thought leader in the CDN and Cloud Computing fields, with numerous world first ideas and experiments in this space. He has published extensively on distributed systems, cloud computing and content delivery, with over twenty five peer reviewed publications to his name. James recently co-edited the Wiley book on Cloud computing entitled, Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms.

From 2003-2006, James was a PhD candidate at RMIT University. His doctoral thesis focused on devising novel and innovative task assignment policies for distributed systems under conditions of high utilisation and highly variable workloads.

James brings a wealth of relevant technology experience from his time in academic and commercial R&D sectors.


  • 2011–present
    Chief Technology Officer, MetaCDN Pty Ltd
  • 2012–present
    Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2008–2011
    Research Fellow (Content Delivery Networks), University of Melbourne


  • 2007 
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2002 
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Hons)
  • 2001 
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science)

Research Areas

  • Distributed And Grid Systems (080501)
  • Networking And Communications (080503)
  • Web Technologies (Excl. Web Search) (080505)