People

People

Dr. Peter Garraghan

Dr. Peter Garraghan

Group Lead
Peter Garraghan is a Reader (US Full Professor equiv.) and EPSRC Fellow (2021 – 2024) in Computer Science and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in the field of distributed systems. His research expertise is improving the performance, resilience, and sustainability of systems at scale (Cloud datacentres, Deep Learning systems) in the face of societal and environmental change.

Research area: Distributed systems, Machine Learning Systems, Cloud datacenters, green computing, resource schedulers, system security.

Damian Borowiec

Damian Borowiec

PhD Student

Damian is a final year PhD student researching the relationships between energy and cost of use vs. the computational processing performance trade-offs for Deep Learning (DL) systems. More specifically, he investigates novel approaches to automatic DL optimization as well as design techniques for DL inference and training systems at scale. Damian’s thesis, in Computer Science, is part of the energy theme in the Material Social Futures Centre for Doctoral Training (MSF CDT).

Research area: Energy-efficiency, DL Compilers & Optimization

James Bulman

James Bulman

PhD Student

James is a final year PhD student researching Cloud gaming, specifically dynamic distribution of ray tracing and collision detection physics within Cloud datacenters.

Research area: Cloud gaming, distributed ray tracing, collision detection.

William Hackett

William Hackett

PhD Student

William is a second year PhD student focusing on secure Machine Learning systems.

Research area: Security, Deep Learning, GPUs.

Matthew Hodkin

Matthew Hodkin

PhD student

Matt is a first year PhD student studying sustainable network infrastructure, and is jointly co-supervised by BT.

Dominic Lindsay

Dominic Lindsay

PhD Student

Dominic is a final year PhD student investigating ‘Polymorphic’ scheduling – In which workload orchestration is composed in response to workload characteristics.

Dominic was a research intern at Arm Research, Cambridge.

Research area : Distributed Systems, Scheduling, Workload Orchestration, Distributed Systems Architecture, IoT, Cloud and Fog/Edge Computing.

Dr. Yao Lu

Dr. Yao Lu

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Yao Lu is a Senior Research Associate in EDS lab. He is funded by an EPSRC fellowship to analyze and design sustainable datacenters.

Petter Terenius

Petter Terenius

PhD Student

Petter is a final year PhD student linking data centre placement, features and energy use to HCI principles, sustainability and decision-making.

Research area: Interaction design, sustainability, energy, datacenters

Stefan Trawicki

Stefan Trawicki

PhD student

Stefan is a first year PhD student focusing on secure Deep Learning systems.

Gingfung Yeung

Gingfung Yeung

PhD Student

Gingfung is a final year PhD Student, with an interest in Deep Learning and Distributed Systems. He is investigating training of complex deep learning models within large-scale clusters. He received his bachelor degree in Computer Science at the University of Leeds.

He was an intern at Alibaba Group AI Labs, Hangzhou.

Research area: GPU Cluster Scheduling, Deep Learning.

Affiliate Members

Prof. Richard Harper

Professor @ Lancaster University
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Prof. Neeraj Suri

Distinguished Professor & Chair in Security @ Lancaster University
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Alumni

Dr. Atif Saeed (2017-2020)

Assistant Professor @ COMSATS University Islamabad

Dr. Sukhpal Singh Gill (2017 – 2019)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) @ Queen Mary University of London
http://ssgill.me | s.s.gill@qmul.ac.uk

Daria Smirnova (2017-2019)

First employment: Research Associate @ Lancaster University

Loveen Dyall (2018-2019)


Visiting Researchers

Prof. Rajkumar Buyya – University of Melbourne (2019)

Anette PetersenIT University of Copenhagen (2019)

Dr. Renyu Yang – University of Leeds/Edgetic Ltd. (2017)