Mr Kostas Kavoussanakis

Mr Kostas
Group Manager
+44 (0) 131 650 5021


I joined EPCC in June 1998 as an Applications Consultant, and I now work as a Group Manager. My current portfolio of projects is as follows:

  • NeSS: Listening to the Future: Next Generation Sound Synthesis through Simulation.
  • Fed4FIRE: Service testbeds for Future Internet Research and Experimentation.
  • EUDAT2020: European data infrastructure (User Documentation and Training Material).
  • SAFE: Service Administration from EPCC.

In the past I have managed the following projects:

  • EUDAT: European data infrastructure (User Documentation).
  • Auditory: Using HPC to understand human hearing.
  • ECO2Clouds: Experimental Awareness of CO2 in Federated Cloud Sourcing.
  • BonFIRE: Testbeds for Internet of Services Experimentation.
  • TEXTvre: Virtual Research Environment for textual studies
  • eComploids: The Soft Matter Data Forum
  • Synthesis: Music composition using simulation-based sound synthesis
  • BEinGRID: Business Experiments in Grid
  • EGEE-NPM: Network Performance Monitoring for the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project
  • Oncology: Genome Scan To Identify Common Low Penetrance Alleles Contributing to Colorectal Cancer Aetiology
  • EGEE-JRA4: Network Services Development activity for the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project
  • PGPGrid: The Peppers Ghost Productions Grid Project
  • 3D-Pathology: A real time system for quantitative diagnostic pathology and visualisation in 3D
  • Autoscreen: automation of cervical cancer screening.
  • GridWeaver: investigation of the problem of automating the configuration and management of Grid computing fabrics.
  • Elektrobit: modelling of 3G mobile telephony networks.
  • Seesaw: performance optimisation of sawmills through the use of visual inspection.
  • ITBase: development of a tool for courseware maintenance.

Even longer ago, I worked as a developer on the following projects:

  • Intersim: development of a tool for the simulation of differentiated services.
  • Colombo: development of a tool for the programming and seamless parallel execution of CA models.

I graduated in 1994 from the University of Crete with a BSc in Mathematics. I then moved on to Edinburgh University and graduated in 1995 with an MSc in Computer Science, following the “Parallel Systems” course theme.

My first employment was at Heriot-Watt University, where I worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering. In September 1996 I enlisted in the Hellenic Navy for my compulsory, 21-month National Service.

In my free time I like watching football and I am also keen on gardening.

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