Tom Deakin

Tom Deakin

Lecturer / Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol

Biography

Dr Tom Deakin is a Lecturer and Senior Research Associate in the High Performance Computing Research Group at the University of Bristol, led by Professor Simon McIntosh-Smith. Tom completed his PhD in Leveraging Many-Core Technology for Deterministic Neutral Particle Transport at Extreme Scale in 2018, and has since continued working on unstructured mesh transport and performance portability on HPC architectures. In 2012, Tom graduated top of his class from the University of Bristol with first class honours with a MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, winning the prize for Best graduating student in Computer Science and Mathematics. Tom has been involved in teaching an Introduction to High Performance Computing at the University of Bristol and helped with tutorials on parallel programming models at international conferences and private courses on OpenCL and OpenMP. Training material on OpenMP for Computational Scientists and HandsOnOpenCL can be found online.

Interests

  • High Performance Computing
  • Performance Portability
  • Many-core Processors
  • Parallel Programming
  • Code Optimisation

Education

  • PhD in High Performance Computing, 2018

    University of Bristol

  • Postgraduate Artists Diploma in Trumpet Performance, 2014

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • MSci in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2012

    University of Bristol

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer

University of Bristol

Sep 2020 – Jan 2021 Bristol, UK
Lecturer (fixed term), teaching COMS10015: Computer Architecture.
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol

Mar 2020 – Present Bristol, UK
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

University of Bristol

Jan 2018 – Mar 2020 Bristol, UK

Projects

BabelStream

Modern, cross-platform, multi-programming model memory bandwidth benchmarking

OpenMP for Computational Scientists

OpenMP training material in Fortran

HandsonOpenCL

OpenCL training material

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