The University of Edinburgh

The Institute for Computing Systems Architecture at the University of Edinburgh is internationally leading in the area of compilers and architecture design. Such an organisation provides a world-class environment for PhD student training and the pursuit of innovative research ideas. On a wider scale, the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh is widely recognised as a world class centre for Computer Science research and is the UK's biggest research group in this area. The school via its institutes encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative work involving the traditional disciplines of neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, computational science, mathematics and statistics.

Michael O'Boyle

Prof. Michael O'Boyle FBCS is Director of the Institute for Computer Systems Architecture at U. Edinburgh and is internationally known for his ground breaking working in iterative and machine learning based compilation, automating the design of optimizing technology for heterogeneous many-cores. He is a founding member of the EU High Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilation Network of Excellence. He has been awarded 2 fellowships and 5 international visiting positions, including a professorship at Stanford and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship. He has published over 80 papers, served on over 50 programme committees, was the first ever European Program Chair of ACM Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) in 2011 and is the General Chair of the conference Parallel Architectures and Compilation (PACT) 2013 when it is held in the UK for the first time. He is the Director of the ARM Research Centre of Excellence at Edinburgh.