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Parallelism has become an essential component of mainstream computer systems, pervasive across all scales, from system-on-chip to cloud computing.

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We have a four year PhD programme combining advanced coursework and independent PhD-level research.

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Check out some examples of the wide-ranging research in pervasive parallelism currently being performed by Centre faculty.

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Our team of over 45 academic staff carry out exciting research in all areas of pervasive parallelism.

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Register now for our CDT Open Day on 27th February! Register


Parallelism has become an essential component of mainstream computer systems, pervasive across all scales, from system-on-chip to cloud computing. Its arrival poses deep research questions for all aspects of Computer Science, theoretical and practical, pure and applied:
  • How should we design parallel programming languages and compilers?
  • How should we design and implement parallel architectures and communication networks?
  • What theories do we need to prove properties of such systems, or to model and reason about their performance?
  • How can concurrent and distributed systems be made secure?
  • How can we trade performance for energy in context sensitive ways?
  • How can we make algorithms and applications robust against the failures inevitable in exascale systems?

In the Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism we seek to develop the research leaders of the future across these areas. Our core principle is that the most important research insights will be achieved by those who have deep knowledge and awareness across the parallelism spectrum. Our programme is designed to develop these characteristics in our student cohort.

CDT Open Day: Friday 27th February 2015
12:30 – 16:00, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

If you have already applied or are considering applying for the EPSRC CDT in Pervasive Parallelism, the CDT Open Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the programme. The afternoon will include an introduction by the Director of the Informatics Graduate School, presentations by CDT academic staff, an informal Question & Answer session with CDT representatives and current students, lunch and tours of the Informatics Forum.

Attendees will also be able to find out about the EPSRC-funded CDT in Data Science and CDT in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, as well as other postgraduate degree programmes at the School of Informatics.

To view the full schedule and register for the event, please visit: http://edin.ac/14Pv7or

This website is primarily intended for prospective students, industry partners, and anyone who wants to find out more about the CDT in Pervasive Parallelism. More details about the specifics of the programme can be found on the School of Informatics’ internal web pages, which are aimed at current students. Please note that some of these pages require School of Informatics or University of Edinburgh login details.

Applicants should also see the CDT in Pervasive Parallelism prospectus page on the University of Edinburgh’s Degree Finder website.