Alexey Lastovetsky. WG 2 Leader


Heterogeneous Computing Laboratory
School of Computer Science and Informatics
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel : (+353) 1 716 2916
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Alexey Lastovetsky holds a PhD degree from the Moscow Aviation Institute and a Doctor of Science degree from the Russian Academy of Sciences. His main research interests include algorithms, models and programming tools for high performance heterogeneous computing. He is the author of mpC, the first parallel programming language for heterogeneous networks of computers. He designed HeteroMPI, an extension of MPI for heterogeneous parallel computing (with R. Reddy), and SmartGridSolve, an extension of GridSolve aimed at higher performance of scientific computing on global networks (with T. Brady, et al.). He made pioneering contributions into heterogeneous data distribution algorithms (with A. Kalinov, R. Reddy, et al.), proposed and studied realistic performance models of processors in heterogeneous environments, including the functional model and the band model (with R. Reddy and R. Higgins). He published over 100 technical papers in refereed journals, edited books and proceedings of international conferences. He authored the monographs “Parallel computing on heterogeneous networks” (Wiley, 2003) and “High performance heterogeneous computing” (with J. Dongarra, Wiley, 2009).

His profesional service includes editorship for a number of research journals such as “Parallel Computing” (Elsevier, 2005 – current), “Programming and Computer Software” (Springer, 1994 – 2008), “ISRN Software Engineering” (Hindawi, 2011 – current). He is a guest editor for “Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices”, “Parallel Computing”, “Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing”, and “International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications”. He also helped organize more than 150 international conferences/workshops as a chair, program chair, member of advisory board, member of programme committee, keynote speaker, or tutorial presenter. He was Vice Chair of the Open European Network for High Performance Computing on Complex Environments (COST Action IC0805). Some recent awards include SFI Principal Investigator Award (2009, €871,777), SFI Investigator Award (2004, €700,000), and SFI Basic Research Award (2004, €170,000)

He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin (UCD). At UCD, he is also the founding Director of the Heterogeneous Computing Laboratory.