Dr Adam Carter

Dr Adam
Programme Manager
+44 (0) 131 650 6009


I am a Programme Manager at EPCC. I joined in April 2003 as an Applications Consultant after completing a PhD in Computational Statistical Physics on the subject of Spin Glasses. Since 2003 I've been involved in a broad cross-section of EPCC's work, from commercial data mining to HPC simulations of fusion reactors. I've also been closely involved with EPCC's MSc in High Performance Computing, and more recently in the new MSc in HPC with Data Science.

Recently, my work has concentrated more in the area of Data Science, and I've worked on projects related to data infrastructures, data management, data preservation and data-intensive computing. I'm currently the course organiser for our course on Fundamentals of Data Management and  an online course Practical Introduction to Data Science which can be taken as a standalone postgraduate professional development course, or as part of an online Masters in Data Science, Technology and Innovation. I have also recently taken over as programme director for this programme.

I'm currently spending most of my time working on the BioExcel project which is establishing a Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research. I'm leading the Work Package on Consultancy and User Groups.

I have also recently managed EPCC's work on the WASP project (which is building a database of a certain kind of chemical structures and coupling this to an HPC simulation) and worked on the PERICLES project which is researching ways to improve digital preservation.

You can follow me on Twitter @adamepcc. My ORCID ID is 0000-0001-9544-9211.  I'm adamepcc on Skype.

I also occasionally post to my blog.