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  David Duke

Welcome. I am the Head of the School of Computing, University of Leeds, and a Professor in the Computational Science and Engineering Theme.

My work and research interests lie in two main areas, (i) parallel programming and language technologies, and (ii) graphics and visualization. An important theme is performance - better technologies for exploiting parallelism, better tools for building graphics applications, and better abstractions for working with massive/complex datasets. Work within my team currently builds on the following technologies:

and I am particularly interested in emerging graphics technologies such as Vulkan.

Work in graphics and visualization is currently focussed on tools for geometric and topological analysis, including the "Joint Contour Net", a recent approach to the analysis of multifield data. My interests in functional programming include Haskell as a platform for high-performance graphics and visualization. A novel twist is using visualization to understand the performance of parallel Haskell programs. These interests necessarily extend to work with the GHC compiler and runtime system.

In the past I have worked in formal methods, multimedia systems, graphics standards, HCI, and reasoning about cognitive systems.

Professionally, I am a member of the ACM, the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society, and am a Fellow of the Eurographics Association.

Find my publications on Google Scholar or Research Gate.

Computational Science and Engineering Theme
School of Computing
University of Leeds