Hans Vandierendonck is Professor of high-performance and data-intensive computing 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. More information can be found on his homepage .

Peter Kilpatrick [2019 – ongoing] is Reader in the High Performance and Distributed Computing research cluster in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast. He has a long-held interest in the pragmatic use of formal specification notations to model and reason about systems, most recently parallel/distributed systems built using parallel patterns (algorithmic skeletons). More information can be found on .

PhD Students

Jiawen Sun [2014 – 2018] is now a researcher in Huawei, China. She obtained Doctor degree in Computer Science (2018) from the Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests are in large-volume graph analytics and Software Defined Hardware (SDH) runtime systems. More information is available from

Michael Davis [2018 – ongoing]

Dimitrios Christofidellis [2019 – ongoing]

Mohsen Koohi Esfahani [2019 – 2022] ORCiD

Qasim Abbas [2021 – ongoing]

Syed Ibtisam Tauhidi [2021 – ongoing]

Zohre Moradinia [2021 – ongoing]


JunKyu Lee: Research fellow [2017 – ongoing]

Amir Sabbagh Molahosseini: Research fellow [2020 – ongoing]