The 2016 EMiT conference is being organised by a diverse and international group of academics and researchers:

Dr Michael Bane
Dr Michael Bane

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MKB@HighEndCompute

Michael is an expert in the field of high end compute, founder of the GPU Club and co-authored the University’s “Environmental Sustainability of IT Plan 2015-2020”. He has received international awards for his community contributions to coding and runs the High End Compute consultancy promoting use of high compute with low power.
Dr Filippo Mantovani
Dr Filippo Mantovani

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Filippo.Mantovani@bsc.es

Filippo is technical co-ordinator of the Mont-Blanc project. He is a postdoctoral researcher in the Heterogeneous Architectures group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Ferrara in Italy and in 2013 he joined BSC’s Mont-Blanc project
Renata Gimenez
Renata Gimenez

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Renata.Gimenez@bsc.es

Renata is a communications officer within the marketing and communications department for the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre.
Dr Benedict Rogers
Dr Benedict Rogers

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Benedict.Rogers@manchester.ac.uk

Ben is a Reader in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He heads the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) expert group which makes extensive use of emerging technology such as GPUs and was part of the DualSPHysics team that simulated 1 billion SPH particles for free-surface flow.
Dr David Topping
Dr David Topping

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David.Topping@manchester.ac.uk

David is a senior research fellow in the school of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester, where he frequently uses emerging technology in his research activities.
Dr Stephen Longshaw
Dr Stephen Longshaw

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Stephen.Longshaw@stfc.ac.uk

Stephen is a Computational Scientist within the Scientific Computing Department of the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), based at Daresbury Laboratories in Warrington, UK. Stephen works as part of the Engineering & Environment group on applying large scale computing to (very) small scale problems using molecular dynamics, CFD and a variety of other techniques. Previously, Stephen was a Research Associate at the University of Manchester where he worked with Dr Rogers utilising GPUs to solve CFD problems.
Irfan Alibay
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irfan.alibay@manchester.ac.uk

Irfan is a PhD student in Dr. Richard Bryce’s group at the Pharmacy School, The University of Manchester. He specialises in computational chemistry and uses emerging technologies to accelerate his research.
Prof. David Emerson
Prof. David Emerson

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david.emerson@stfc.ac.uk

David gained his PhD from The University of Manchester in Aeronautical Engineering. He joined the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in 1990 at their Daresbury laboratory in Warrington, where he leads the Engineering & Environment group within the Scientific Computing Department. David has a number of research interests which include nano- and micro-fluidics and associated CFD topics. He is keenly interested in parallel computation and the effects that current and emerging technologies have on his research.