Dr Michael Bareford
I joined EPCC in August 2014 so that I could follow my interest in using HPC for physics research.
My background is in theoretical solar physics: I held a postdoctoral research position at St Andrews University for a number of years, working on magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the solar corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun.
Now at EPCC, I work within the CSE team, handling in-depth queries as well as pursuing computational science research. For example, I have recently investigated the benefits of using one-side communications within the Met Office NERC Cloud model. The findings of this work will be presented at the CUG 2018 conference in Stockholm. I also contribute to the ExaFLOW project, which concerns the need to prepare CFD codes for the move to exascale platforms.
Outside of work, I enjoy running and have competed in many hill races and long distance events such as the Cape Wrath Marathon and the Pentland Skyline.