I am a member of the High Performance and Distributed Computing research
cluster in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science at Queen's University Belfast. I have a long-held interest in the
pragmatic use of formal specification notations to model and reason about
systems, most recently parallel/distributed systems built using parallel
patterns (algorithmic skeletons). Other interests include variability
management, particularly in the context of software product lines and feature
modelling. Previously I have worked in the areas of program transformation,
formal methods, and language design for parallel systems.
I was chair of PDP 2013 and co-chair of
A list of my publications can be found on ResearchGate (probably the most complete list). And
I currently co-supervise five PhD students:
Sakil Barbhuiya: Data
collection and analytics.
Scheduling jobs for cloud execution.
Michael Campbell: Automated support for accelerator kernel development.
Stuart McCool: Tool support for parallel application development.
Stephen Murray: Feature Modelling for Parallel Systems.
I teach two final-year courses:
"Algorithms: Analysis and Applications" which explores the
complexity of a range of classical algorithms including sorting, searching,
pattern matching, etc.
"High Performance Computing: Principles Of Parallel Programming"
which explores fundamentals of parallel programming and emphasises practical
aspects via MPI, OpenMP and CUDA.
Previously I have taught courses on Introductory Programming, Concurrency
Theory and Practice, Formal Methods (VDM), Computation Theory, Language
Semantics, Human-Computer Interaction.