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Research Team

PhD Students

Postgraduate Students

  • Menghuan Zhang (MPhil) 2019 - 2022
  • Hui Feng (MPhil) 2019 - 2022
  • Zhen Chen (MPhil) 2020 - 2023

Alumni

  • Vicent Sanz Marco (PDRA) - now Assistant professor at Osaka University, Japan
  • Volker Seeker (PDRA) - now University Teacher at University of Edinburgh
  • Guixin Ye (co-supervised PhD student) - now assistant professor at Northwest University
  • Jie Zhang (co-supervised PhD student) - now assistant professor at Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • William Ogilvie 09 / 2014 - 01 / 2018 (PhD student, co-supervise with Hugh Leather from the University of Edinburgh) - first job: Amazon
  • Jie Ren (Visiting PhD student, 09 / 2015 - 03 / 2016, visiting scholar, 03/2019 - 03/2020) - Now Assistant Professor at ShaanXi Normal University, China

Awards

  • Best Paper Award: ACM/IEEE PACT 2010, ACM/IEEE CGO 2017, ACM/IEEE PACT 2017, ACM/IEEE CGO 2019
  • Best Paper Nomination: ACM CCS 2018, ACM SenSys 2019
  • Best Presentation Award: ACM/IEEE PACT 2010, ACM/IEEE CGO 2013
  • HiPEAC Paper Award: PLDI 2009
  • IBM Bravo Award for outstanding technical contribution to Software Development Toolkit for IBM CELL BroadBand Engine Processor, IBM: 2007

Recent Publications

More Publications

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[IEEE TPDS] Optimizing Streaming Parallelism on Heterogeneous Many-Core Architectures

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed System , 2020.

Preprint Code

[CCF THPC] Parallel Programming Models for Heterogeneous Many-Cores : A Comprehensive Survey

Springer CCF Transactions on High Performance Computing , 2020.

[ACM TOPS] Using Generative Adversarial Networks to Break and Protect Text Captchas

ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security , 2020.

Preprint Code Dataset

[CC '20] Vectorization-Aware Loop Unrolling with Seed Forwarding

, 2020.

Preprint

Projects

Toward Easy Parallel Programming

The Royal Society International Collaboration Grant, PI, 03/2020 - 03/2022

Socially Responsible AI for Distributed Autonomous Systems

White Rose Collaboration Grant, CoI, 2020 - 2021

CIDER: Crowd-based Intelligent Design of EnviRonment

Research England, CoI, 2020

GEM: translational software for outbreak analysis

WelcomeTrust, Co-PI, 2020 - 2021

Software Bug Detection and Fix Generation by Learning from Large Code Examples

The Royal Society International Collaboration Grant, PI, 03/2017 - 03/2019

Energy and Performance Optimisation for Mobile Systems

EPSRC iCASE Studentship with ARM Ltd, PI, 02/2016 - 08/2019

Energy and Performance Optimisaiton on Mobile

Lancaster FST Small Grant, PI, 01 / 2014 - 12 / 2014

Energy-efficient Optimisation for Data Centres

Lancaster University Early Career Grant, PI, 09 / 2013 - 08 / 2014

Teaching

Teaching @ Lancaster University

  • SCC.311 Distributed Systems, 2013-2018
  • SCC.369 Embedded Systems, 2016-2018
  • SCC.120 Fundamentals of Computer Science, 2015-2017
  • SCC.360 Computer Science Seminars, 2013

Services

Professional Services

  • Program/General Chair: COSMIC 2019 @ CGO 2019, COSMIC 2017 @ CGO 2017, COSMIC 2015 @ CGO 2015, COSMIC 2013 @ CGO 2013, HiPEAC Thematic Session 2013 and 2016
  • Artifact Evaluation Chair: PACT 2016
  • Lightning Talk Chair: PLDI 2017
  • Program Committee Member: AACL ‘20, IPDPS ‘20, CGO ‘20, PPoPP ‘20, Challenge ‘20, NPC ‘19, Aorta @ ECOOP ‘19, ACL ‘19, IJCAI ‘19, IPDPS ‘19, ICAC ‘19, PACT ‘18, NPC ‘18, ICPADS ‘18, COLING ‘18, INFOCOMP ‘18, ICAC ‘18, ParCo ‘17, CC ‘16, ERPP ‘15, ML4PL ‘15, ParCo ‘15, ICPP-EMS ‘15, PASA ‘14, PASA ‘13, ITCS ‘12, ITCS ‘11, ICPADS ‘09
  • External Review Committee Member: CGO 2018, CGO 2015, PLDI 2014, HPCA 2015, HiPEAC 2011

Biography

  • July 2018 -, Associate Professor, School of Computing, University of Leeds
  • August 2018 - July 2019, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University.
  • Sept 2013 - July, 2018, Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University.
  • 2012 - 2013, Research Associate, the University of Edinbugh.
  • 2007 - 2011, PhD Student, the University of Edinburgh. Aademic advisor: Michael O’Boyle. Nominated for BCS Distinguished Dissertation Award;
  • 2005 - 2007, Research Staff member, IBM Research

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