Lecturer in Distributed Computing
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Dr Roger Tait is an experienced software engineer with more than 15 years of service in academic research environments. He completed his PhD, in the field of Parallel Architectures, in 2007 at Nottingham Trent University. After graduating he joined the Centre of Innovation and Technology Exploitation at Nottingham Trent University as a research fellow developing mobile applications and web services. In late 2007 he Joined the University of Cambridge Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute to provide technical consultancy for parallel processing of medical imaging data within small and large scale architectures.
Joining Birmingham City University in 2017, he is currently a lecturer in Distributed Computing. His research interests are focused on the mapping of algorithms into distributed architectures. In particular how open-source libraries can be broken into functional units which can reside within a variety of parallel processing schemes. This includes optimising message design and data distribution as well as inter-process communication and synchronisation.