Dr Rob Baxter
I graduated way back in 1989 with a BSc (1st Class Hons) in Physics/Theoretical Physics from the University of St Andrews. I then spent a year in Cambridge, doing Part III of the Maths Tripos and falling off punts before coming to the University of Edinburgh in 1990 to join the Particle Physics Theory Group. I completed my PhD in lattice QCD in 1993 and subsequently joined EPCC.
Along the way, I’ve managed to collect a small list of publications.
These days I co-manage the Software Development Group at EPCC, around 30 staff involved in commercial and scientific software development. Some recent projects I’ve looked after include:
- SSI: the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute;
- ADMIRE: advanced data mining and Internet-scale data integration;
- Maxwell: how to build a supercomputer out of FPGAs;
- Condition-based Monitoring: with ITI Techmedia.
Once upon a time, I used to do technical work, and in my time I’ve worked on a number of major industrial projects including:
- Scheduling and manufacturing process optimisation under the IPO TTN Project.
- Parallel software library development for Fujitsu Laboratories.
- Parallelisation and optimisation of British Aerospace’s FLITE3D aerodynamics code.
- Parallel development work with the UK Met Office’s Unified Forecasting Model code.