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Hans Vandierendonck is a Professor in High-Performance and Data-Intensive Computing in the school of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests are in compilers, runtime systems and architectures for parallel systems with special attention to the programmability of such systems. Hans also has a vested interested in computer architecture, and particularly in cache architecture, prediction and performance evaluation. He has co-authored over a 100 papers and has supervised PhD dissertations of 4 students, one of whom, Dr Jiawen Sun, is finalist in the EPSRC Connected Nation Pioneers competition. Hans received the IBM Belgium Prize for Computer Science in 2000 for his graduation thesis on “Bank prediction in multi-bank caches” and in 2004 for his PhD dissertation on “Avoiding mapping conflicts in microprocessors”. His graduation thesis also received the Jozef Plateau prize from the Alumni Engineers Ghent in 2000. Hans was finalist in the 2004 Championship Branch Prediction competition.

Hans is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of ACM, an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor (class of 2023), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the EPSRC College of Peer Reviewers. He has served on programme committees of major conferences in computer architecture and high-performance computing, including ISCA, SC, ICS, CCGrid, IPDPS, ICPP, DATE and Euro-Par. He regularly reviews for journals and transactions, including ACM TACO, IEEE TC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE TSE, IEEE Micro, ACM TOPLAS, ACM ToDAES, Wiley CCPE, Elsevier JPDC, Elsevier Parallel Computing, Elsevier JSA, and Elsevier Sustainable Computing.

Prior to joining Queen’s, Hans was Fellow with the Research Foundation Flanders and placed at Ghent University. He was visiting researcher at the Foundation for Reseach and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) in the Computer Architecture and VLSI Systems Laboratory in 2010-2011. He was visiting researcher in the Amdahl’s Law is Forever (ALF) team at INRIA Rennes in 2005 and he was visiting researcher at the Departament d’Arquitectura de Computadors at the Universitat Polytècnica de Catalunya in 2001.

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  • CSC3021 Concurrent Programming: 2012-2023
  • CSC3002 Computer Science Project: BSc final year project, supervisor; 2012-current
  • CSC4006 Computer Science Research Project: MSc final year research project, supervisor, 2012-current
  • External Examiner Undergraduate Computer Science degrees, The University of Edinburgh, 2018-2022

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • The Kelvin Living Lab: Towards Net Zero High-Performance Computing (gow)
  • SWEET: Hardware and Software for Sustainable Wearable Edge Intelligence (nsf)
  • Kelvin-2 (gow
  • SoftNum: Software-Defined Number Formats: Bridging the Gap between Performance, Accuracy, and Security (EC Marie Curie Fellowship, cordis)
  • LINAS: The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Algorithmic Solutions (website)
  • RAPID: ReAl-time Process ModellIng and Diagnostics: Powering Digital Factories (gow)
  • Asynchronous Scientific Continuous Computations Exploiting Disaggregation (ASCCED) (gow)
  • RELAX Doctoral Network: Relaxed Semantics Across the Data Analytics Stack (Marie Curie Doctoral Network) (cordis)

Past Projects

PhD Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

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Selected Publications

Graph Processing

Transprecise and Approximate Computing

Parallel Programming, Languages and Runtimes

Memory Management and Non-Volatile Memory

Machine Learning

Committee Membership

  • PPoPP 2024 | Finance Chair
  • e-Energy 2023 | Publications Co-Chair
  • Euro-Par 2022 | Co-Chair Track 7 Parallel and Distributed Programming, Interfaces, and Languages
  • CLUSTER 2018 | Finance Chair

Programme Committee Membership