School of Computing

Scalable Computing

Scalable Computing

About

We create the enabling technology required to deliver tomorrow's large-scale services.

Our work ranges from scalable cloud computing and big data analytics, to video game technologies and green computing.

We host the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Cloud Computing for Big Data. We run two advanced masters programmes: Cloud Computing and Game Engineering.

Over 60 students a year graduate from our research group to meet the needs of industry and society.

We also work closely with successful global and local IT companies, including:

  • Microsoft
  • Red Hat
  • HP 
  • Sony
  • Arjuna
  • Ubisoft

Our work with the public sector includes close collaboration with Newcastle City Council.

Our aims

Our ethos is 'research with purpose'. We aim to have both societal and economic impact. 

We work on some of the major challenges facing society. This includes leading the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy hub. 

Our work extends beyond the traditional computing industry. Our research projects bring our solutions to a broader array of researchers and commercial sectors. This includes:

  • chemical engineering
  • healthcare
  • railways
  • medicine 
  • entertainment

Staff

Find out which staff members are involved in our research.

Staff

Dr William Blewitt
Teaching Fellow

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7332

Mahum Butt
Research Software Developer

Dr Jacek Cala
Senior Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 191 208 4149

Stephen Dowsland
Research Software Developer

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Telephone: +44 191 208 4141

Dr Paul Ezhilchelvan
Reader in Distributed Computing

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8134

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Dr Matthew Forshaw
Lecturer in Data Science

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Telephone: +44 191 208 4142

Dr Hugo Hiden
Technical Director

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Telephone: +44 191 208 4149

Professor Nick Holliman
Professor of Visualization

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Dr Paolo Missier
Reader in Large Scale Inform Management

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Telephone: +44 191 208 4166

Dr Graham Morgan
Senior Lecturer

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7983

Dr Raj Ranjan
Reader in Computing Science

Dr Craig Sharp
Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 191 208 3293

Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava
Senior Research Investigator

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8038

Dr Mike Simpson
Research Software Developer

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Martin Smith
Research Assistant

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8160

Dr Jannetta Steyn
Senior Research Associate

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Dr Nigel Thomas
Reader in Performance Engineering

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8182

Mark Turner
Senior Research Software Engineer

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Dr Gary Ushaw
Director of Business and Engagement

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Telephone: +44 191 208 3294

Professor Paul Watson
Director of the Digital Institute, Professor of Computer Science

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Telephone: +44 191 208 4148

Dr Simon Woodman
Senior Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 191 208 4149

Dr Jiawei Xu
Research Associate

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Current Projects

Completed Projects