Emmanouil (Manos) Farsarakis
I joined EPCC in 2014, following a BSc in Physics from the University of Crete, an MSc in High Performance Computing from EPCC, and several years working in science and TEFL education.
Much of my work at EPCC nowadays is focused on data science and on collaborative projects with academia and industry. I spend most of my days dealing with large datasets, discovering insights and working with industrial partners to understand their needs and inform their decisions.
I am also involved in HPC training at EPCC. I lead Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops for ARCHER training, I am course organiser of the course “HPC Architectures” for EPCC’s MSc programmes in HPC and HPC with Data Science, and I am also involved in the development of a Supercomputing MOOC on Futurelearn through PRACE.
Since joining the Computational Science and Engineering team at EPCC, I have enjoyed working on a wide range of projects. I spent much of my first years at EPCC as a developer on the Intel Parallel Computing Center team, which worked on modernising HPC codes for Intel Xeon Phi co-processors. I was also part of the NEXTGenIO project, doing innovative research in HPC I/O for Exascale.
When not dealing with supercomputers and data, I act as Communications and Media Officer at the University of Edinburgh’s Staff Pride Network (SPN) for LGBT+ Staff and Allies. I am responsible for the management and coordination of a six-member team in charge of all internal and external communication originating from SPN, including social media, newsletter, website and publicity.
In my free time, and when I’m not travelling for work or pleasure, I enjoy going to the gym or playing the guitar and piano. I also used to participate in bands from time to time as a singer.