Rizos Sakellariou, PhD
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Manchester
    Oxford Road
    Manchester M13 9PL

      Phone: +44-161-2756257
      Fax: +44-161-2756204
    email: rizos@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Rizos Sakellariou is (full) Professor, holding a Chair in Computer Science, a member of the academic staff of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Manchester, where he teaches and leads a Research Laboratory with research interests in the wide area of Software for Parallel, Distributed and Large-Scale Systems.
[Prior to his current role he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader: if you are not familiar with UK academia check this)]

Throughout the years, Dr Sakellariou has worked on topics including, parallel loop scheduling, parallelizing compilers, performance modeling and prediction, multithreading, load balancing, workload and task scheduling, grid computing, service level agreements, adaptive and autonomic computing, cloud computing, scientific workflows, DAG scheduling, Internet-of-Things, Industry 4.0, etc. He has enjoyed collaboration with a large number of people including more than a dozen PhD researchers working under his supervision. For a full list of publications click the link to the left.

Currently, Rizos is particularly interested in problems related to software for any large-scale and/or distributed computing environment (from multi-/many-core to Clouds/Fog/Edge/IoT), especially in relation to resource management with multiple constraints and diverse optimization objectives. He would be happy to discuss research proposals or supervise PhD projects in relation to software for large-scale computation/data/systems, including scientific workflows, Cloud/Fog/Edge computing, Internet of Things, Big Data or Industry 4.0.

In the by now distant past, as a postdoc, Rizos was a member of the dHPF Compiler Group in the Department of Computer Science, Rice University, where he was involved with the DARPA-funded project POEMS. He has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, whereas he has also had a brief spell of experience with the software industry, looong time ago when people were using COBOL, Pascal and the like :-)

A number of PhD studentships for UK/EU students (covering fees and monthly salary) are currently available from the School for a September 2020 start
I am keen to supervise projects in a number of areas related to: high-performance (including parallel, distributed, multicore, cloud, heterogeneous) computing, energy efficient computing, scientific workflows, managing large-scale computations/data, social network research.
Feel free to suggest a research topic along these lines!

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