Shuichi Hirahara joins the department as a Research Fellow
We're happy to announce that Shuichi Hirahara has joined the department as a Research Fellow.
Shuichi completed his PhD at the University of Tokyo in 2019. He is currently an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo.
Shuichi's primary research area is computational complexity theory. During his stay at Warwick, he will be involved in the activities of a joint project with the University of Oxford on the limits and possibilities of efficient algorithms.
Latest two academic promotions
We would like to congratulate Alex Dixon on his recent win in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence!
Alex has made a huge impact within the department this year and it is great to see his hard work going rewarded with this prestigious award in the Postgraduates who teach category. You can find more information about the WATE awards here.
Review of Professor Edmund Rolls' Book, "Brain Computations: What and How"
Professor Edmund T Rolls' book, Brain Computations: What and How, has now been reviewed in Brain, where it has been described as "the first complete attempt to summarize our current knowledge about computation in the brain". The book considers what is computed in each brain system; and how it is computed. The reviewer considers that this book may provide a grand unifying theory, with biologically plausible models of brain computations. The book review, and information about Brain Computations: What and How (Rolls 2021) Oxford University Press are available here.
Emeritus Professor Roland Wilson – Celebration and Memorial
Colleagues, friends, family and former students of Professor Roland Wilson gathered last Friday to celebrate his life and to inaugurate a bench in his memory. The bench is located outside the Department, surrounded by daisies at this time of year, overlooking the lake and the fountains.
Roland's son and daughter toured the Department and visited one of the research groups which is building on Roland’s intellectual legacy under the leadership of his former PhD student Nasir Rajpoot (now a Professor in the Department). Dr Abhir Bhalerao, also a former student and close colleague of Roland, said a few words about Roland's contribution to our community and his lasting importance to us. Head of Department Professor Yulia Timofeeva cut a ribbon on the bench before we all returned to the common room to share memories and anecdotes.
Although an emotional occasion for many of us, it was very nice to be able to gather together again after the restrictions of the last two years and to remember Roland and his legacy.
Promotion to Associate Professor
We are happy to announce that Dr Dmitry Chistikov has been promoted to Associate Professor from 1 April 2022. Since joining Warwick in 2017, Dmitry has made a significant contribution to the department with his research, teaching, and administrative and supportive roles. Many congratulations to Dmitry for all his achievements!
Members of the High-Performance and Scientific Computing Group (HPSC) at the department of Computer Science has won a best paper award at the 28th IEEE International Conference on High-Performance Computing, Data and Analytics held on the 17th-18th of December. The winning paper titled Predictive Analysis of Large-Scale Coupled CFD Simulations with the CPX Mini-App, develops a novel representative (mini-)application, specifically designed to model coupled execution of multi-physics numerical simulation codes from the CFD domain. The mini-coupler, CPX, is the first of its kind, combining multiple CFD mini-app instances to predict the run-time and scaling behaviour of large scale coupled CFD simulations, on modern multi-core and many-core clusters such as used for production turbomachinery design at Rolls-Royce plc. The work was carried out by PhD candidate, Archie Powell, in collaboration with Kabir Choudry, Arun Prabhakar, and Gihan Mudalige at the Department of CS Warwick, Dario Amirante (University of Surrey), Istvan Reguly (PPCU) and Stephen Jarvis (University of Birmingham).
The work was funded by the EPSRC Prosperity Partnership in Computational Science for Advanced Simulation and Modelling of Engineering Systems (AsiMoV) and Rolls-Royce plc.