Professor David Walker

Professor David Walker

Professor of High Performance Computing

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Education and qualifications

  • 1983: PhD (Physics), Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
  • 1979: MSc (Astrophysics), Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
  • 1976: BA (Mathematics), University of Cambridge, UK

Career Overview

  • 1996 - present: Professor, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University, UK
  • 1990-1995: Senior Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • 1988-1990: Associate Professor (Mathematics), University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
  • 1986-1988: Staff Scientist, Caltech Concurrent Computation Project, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • 1982-1986: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK

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My main research interests focus of the use of high-end computing systems for scientific computing. Topics that particularly interest me include parallel algorithms and applications, scientific visualisation, problem-solving environments, and Grid computing for science and engineering.