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Ph.D. Computer Science
University of York, United Kingdom, July 1994
Thesis title: “Extracting dataflow information for parallelizing nested loop kernels”

B.Eng. Microelectronic Systems Engineering
University of Manchester, United Kingdom, June 1990
First Class Honors

Short Bio:

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Whitworth University.  

From 2003 to June 2010, I was a researcher with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin.  At TACC, I supported computational scientists, from a wide range of disciplines, in using some of the largest computing resources in the world.  From 1997 to 2003, I was a senior member of technical staff at Platform Computing Corp where I developed distributed resource management systems for high performance computing clusters.  I have also been a research faculty member at the National University of Singapore. 
I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of York in the United Kingdom in 1994, and a B.Eng. (First Class Honors) in Microelectronic Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester.

I am broadly interested in all aspects of the design and construction of novel software systems, including data/storage and distributed/parallel systems, as well as their application to high performance scientific computing.  I am also interested in discovering models at the intersection of economics and information technology.   

My research has been funded by IBM (2005 and 2006 Faculty Awards), Amazon.com (Education Grant), and NSF (Awards #0721931, #0504077 and #0503697).   
Contact: ewalker at whitworth dot edu