Executive Management Committee


Executive Management Committee

 

The Executive Management Committee takes responsibility for strategic direction, leadership and the daily management and operations of the CDT in Pervasive Parallelism.

Prof Michael O’Boyle  Director

Director Prof Mike O’Boyle FBCS provides strategic research leadership and oversees pro-active engagement with industrial partners. O’Boyle is internationally known for his ground-breaking working in iterative and machine learning-based compilation, automating the design of optimising technology for heterogeneous many-cores. He is a founding member of the EU High Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilation Network of Excellence. He was the co-ordinator and PI of the highly successful EU project MilePost and has held 11 previous EPSRC grants. He has been awarded 2 fellowships and 5 international visiting positions, including a professorship at Stanford and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship. He has served as the Director of the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture and is currently the Director of the ARM Research Centre of Excellence.

School of Informatics Institute Affiliation: Institute for Computing Systems Architecture
Dr Murray Cole  Deputy Director

Deputy Director Dr Murray Cole takes primary responsibility for the academic and administrative management of the Centre. Cole has acquired excellent management experience in over 20 years at the School of Informatics. He has acted as Director and Deputy Director of Teaching (with overall responsibility for the School’s 1000-strong taught student cohort). He is currently Director of the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA). Cole’s research founded the study of ‘algorithmic skeletons’ as parallel program structuring mechanisms and has attracted over 1000 citations.

School of Informatics Institute Affiliation: Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (Director)
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Dr Mark Bull Deputy Director

Deputy Director Mark Bull represents Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) on the Exective Management Committee. His principal responsibilities at EPCC are in the areas of research and education. His research interests include parallel programming models, parallel algorithms and their implementation, performance analysis and benchmarking. He acts as EPCC’s representative on the OpenMP Architecture Review Board, and was lead editor for versions 2.5 and 3.0 of the OpenMP specification. In addition, he is a member of the team responsible for EPCC’s MSc in High Performance Computing.

EPCC Architect (Research and Training)
final_0017_Layer-32Prof Mark Parsons Deputy Director

Deputy Director Prof Mark Parsons takes primary responsibility for liaison with application scientists and with the wider strategic research landscape. Parsons is the Executive Director (Research and Commercialisation) of Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, and also Associate Dean for e-Research at Edinburgh. He has previous experience as EPCC’s Commercial Director.

EPCC Executive Director (Research and Commercialisation)
Chair of High Performance Computing, The University of Edinburgh

 

final_0006_Layer-43Dr Alan Smaill Deputy Director

Deputy Director Dr Alan Smaill focuses on development and maintenance of our admissions process and related publicity materials. Smaill is the current Director of the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Application (around 40 members). His research focuses on constructive logics and non-realist semantics, reflection principles and their application within automated reasoning systems and theorem proving in relation to programming.

School of Informatics Institute Affiliations:
Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (Director)
Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science
final_0026_Layer-23Dr Stratis Viglas Deputy Director

Deputy Director Dr Stratis Viglas is responsible for organising the internal competitions and outreach activities of the Centre. Viglas is Deputy Director of the Laboratory for the Foundations of Computer Science (with around 60 members). His research covers data stream management, database query processing, XML data management and storage systems, and has attracted over 2000 citations.

School of Informatics Institute Affiliations:
Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (Deputy Director)
Institute for Computing Systems Architecture
Neil_HeatleyNeil Heatley CDT Manager

As Manager of the three Centres for Doctoral Training in the School of Informatics, Martin is responsible for:
• Providing advice and support to the members of the Management Team in relation to the CDT, line managing the CDT/DTC administrative staff
• Managing and reporting on the Centre’s grant income and expenditure directly with College Finance Team and funding bodies
• Ensuring continued liaison and strong links with the Informatics Graduate School and wider ISS team to ensure all governance/policy issues are followed
• Supporting all areas of CDT and DTC student welfare
• Liaising directly with the funding body EPSRC on Centre policy matters
• Engaging with CDT/ DTC administrators on ‘Best Practise’ issues and ideas

Head of Student Services, School of Informatics
Karen Pinto-Csaszar CDT PPar Administrator

Karen is responsible for:
• Working alongside the Executive Management Committee, students and supervisors
• Preparing documents for, and minuting meetings of, the Executive Management Committee and Steering Committee
• Maintaining the CDT PPar websites
• Assisting with publicity, student recruitment and the admissions process
• Liaising with industry partners
• Organising events, including the Industrial Engagement Events and Internal Conferences
• Engaging with other CDT/ DTC administrators on ‘Best Practise’ issues and ideas