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Derek Groen

Room 318, Wilfred Brown Building
Department of Computer Science, Brunel University London
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 268297
Email: Derek "dot" Groen "at"
Twitter: @whydoitweet, Google Scholar: Derek Groen

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Derek and Eos, attempting to fit within a square picture.

My current role. Lecturer in Simulation and Modelling.

I am a Lecturer in Simulation and Modelling at Brunel University London. I'm also a Visiting Lecturer at the Centre for Computational Science at University College London, a Chair of the Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Workshop, and a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. I am PI for Brunel in several EU-funded research projects, including VECMA and ComPat.

Brunel University


December 2018: Ivan Koomson, one of Derek's MSc students, appeared with a large article in the Exploration Insights magazine.

December 2018: The HiDALGO Centre of Excellence has now officially started. It will last for 3 years, and Brunel (PI: Derek Groen, Co-Is: David Bell, Simon Taylor, Diana Suleimenova) will be responsible for the Pilot Case Study work package in it.

July/August 2018: We are now recruiting a Post-doctoral Research Fellow for 2 years to work on the VECMA project.

July 2018: The HiDALGO (HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Systems) Horizon 2020 Centre of Excellence project has received funding, and is slated to start somewhere in 2019. For Brunel we will be hiring 2-3 researchers to work on it.

June 2018: Derek received coverage as PRACE Days conference attendee and father/spelunker in HPCWire.

June 2018: The EU funded VECMA project has commenced. Both Derek and Diana are working on this project, and another Research Fellow will join us shortly.

April 2018: Diana won the best Poster Award at the Brunel CS PhD Symposium.

April 2018: Derek gave an invited talk on multiscale computing software at the Lorentz Center meeting on Multiscale Computing in Leiden.

January 2018: The VECMA (Verified Exascale Computing for Multiscale Applications) Horizon 2020 project has received funding, and for Brunel we will hire two post docs to work on it. The project is slated to start in June this year.

November 2017: Derek became the father of Heloise Xuyi Groen, who was born on November 2nd 2017.

September 2017: We published our first journal paper on Simulating Refugee Movements in Nature Scientific Reports.

August 2017: The PiTflow project has officially kicked off.

July 2017: The ARCHER e-CSE grant for 12 person months of funding, by Derek Groen, Daniel Ruprecht and Rupert Nash on Accelerating simulations of cerebrovascular blood flow through parallelization in time (PiTflow), got accepted.

Mar 2017: PhD student Diana Suleimenova has secured a JISC travel grant to attend the SSI Collaborations Workshop in Leeds, and wrote a blog post about it.

Mar 2017: Our Science Hackathon projects received coverage in the CERN news.

Feb 2017: Brunel is a partner in the SHGVA Science Hackathon at IdeaSquare in CERN. Both Derek Groen and Diana Suleimenova will attend the event to share their expertise respectively on Science Hackathons and on Refugee Modelling.

Feb 2017: Derek's EPSRC First Grant application got rejected with a 6/6, a 4/6 and a 3/6. It is only fair to try and share important failures as well as successes.


Advanced Materials.