Juliana Franco Chair

I am third year PhD student at Imperial College London where I work on memory management techniques for actor based languages. I received my BSc (in 2011) and MSc (in 2013) degrees in Computing from University of Lisbon. I joined Imperial College in 2014 where I am supervised by Prof. Sophia Drossopoulou and Prof. Nobuko Yoshida. My research interests include type systems, concurrency, parallelism and memory management – if it is about programming languages, I’m probably interested!

Fergus Leahy Vice Chair

Now in the third year of my PhD at Imperial College London under the supervision by Dr. Naranker Dulay, focusing on tools and techniques for developing and testing Sensor Networks, Cyber-Physical systems and the Internet of Things.

My interests are : operating systems, wireless sensor networks, embedded/contrained devices, robotics, vehicular ad-hoc networks, distributed systems and many others.

Kyriacos Nikiforou Treasurer

Kyriacos is a third year PhD student in the Computational Neurodynamics Lab, working towards understanding the computational capabilities of Recurrent Neural Networks and improving their capacity and performance. Prior to his PhD research in the Department of Computing he completed his MEng degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College. In his free time he enjoys travelling and playing guitar.

Pedro Martinez Mediano Secretary

In the early days, and forced by an evil mathematician father, Pedro started a Physics degree at University of Valencia, Spain, truncating what could have otherwise been a promising career as a jazz melodica player. Not satisfied with the punishment of an undergrad in Physics, he moved to the different, but marginally more useful field of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Neuroscience. He somehow sneaked into a PhD program at Imperial College, London, where he found that Artificial Intelligence might be artificial, but is far from being intelligent. He is now doing his little bit to change the last part. He thinks that writing in third person looks cool.

Hugh Salimbeni Membership Chair

Hugh is a 2nd year phd student working on Bayesian non-parametric deep models for classification, reinforcement learning and natural language processing. He is particularly interested in deeply parametrized variational inference with applications to big data.

Marta Garnelo Webmaster

Marta is currently a second year PhD student in the computational neurodynamics lab working on reinforcement learning. What she did prior to that remains a mistery but she was not spotted in the department until 2014. Some say the reason she took the role of webmaster was to learn how to mantain webpages and that her background is not even computer science to begin with. On the other hand this website looks pretty well mantained, so who knows…

Alastair F. Donaldson Faculty Sponsor

Ally has worked at Imperial since 2011 and is now a Senior Lecturer and EPSRC Early Career Fellow. His research interests are in Programming Languages, with a special interest in software correctness and optimization, and he leads the Multicore Programming Group. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in formal verification, multicore programming and software testing, and his group have developed tools such as GPUVerify, for automated verification of GPU kernels, and CLsmith, for random testing of many-core compilers. He coordinated the FP7 project CARP: Correct and Efficient Accelerator Programming, which completed successfully in 2015. Before joining Imperial, Ally was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond, an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Research Engineer at Codeplay Software Ltd. He holds a BSc and PhD from the University of Glasgow.

Members of the chapter

Students of Imperial College London contributing to make a difference.

Ali Ghoroghi

Andrew V. Jones

Casper da Costa-Luis

Călin-Rareș Turliuc

Doniyor Ulmasov

Ethel Bardsley

Evangelos Motesnitsalis

Florian Rathgeber

George Barnett

Jacek Zienkiewicz

Kristijonas Cyras

Kyriacos Nikiforou

Luo Mai

Marcel Christoph Guenther

Marily Nika

Martin Ingram

Nicholas Ng

Petr Hosek

Roman Kolcun

Rumyana Neykova

Tiberiu Chis

Zafeirios Fountas