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Dominic Brown

About Me

I am a postgraduate research student in the Department of Computer Science. Currently, I am part of the High Performance and Scientific Computing (HPSC) research group, and I am supervised by Prof. Stephen Jarvis. Before starting my PhD I completed a Computer Science MEng here at Warwick, graduating with a first in July of 2016. In my free time I enjoy video games, reading, badminton, going to the gym, programming, and cooking.

Research

My research is primarily on the optimisation of high performance scientific programs - specifically physics simulations that make use of the particle-in-cell (PIC) method. Currently I am focusing on the implementation of higher order methods within PIC codes, and improving their performance. It is hoped that these methods will offer improved solution accuracy while having a relatively minor impact on overall application runtime.

Publications

WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Portal: No conditions. Results ordered -Official Date, Title.
Brown, Dominic, Wright, Steven A. and Jarvis, Stephen A. (2018) Performance of a second order electrostatic particle-in-cell algorithm on modern many-core architectures. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 340 . pp. 67-84. doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2018.09.006
Brown, Dominic , Bettencourt, Matthew T., Wright, Steven A., Jones, John P. and Jarvis, Stephen A. (2017) Performance of second order particle-in-cell methods on modern many-core architectures. In: Computational Plasma Physics Conference, University of York, York, UK, 20-22 Nov 2017 (Unpublished)
Bettencourt, Matthew T., Brown, Dominic and Radtke, Gregg (2017) Unstructured higher order PIC methods. In: The 25th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas (ICNSP 2017) , Leuven, Belgium, 18-20 Sep 2017 (In Press)

Teaching

I have previously been involved with teaching for the following modules:

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Dominic Brown

Dominic dot Brown at warwick dot ac dot uk

High Performance Systems Lab
Room CS2.04
Department of Computer Science
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL