Prof Hans Vandierendonck appointed Director of Data Science and Scalable Computing Centre at Queen's
Hans Vandierendonck, Professor of High-Performance and Data-Intensive Computing at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has recently been appointed Director of the Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing (DSSC) based at ECIT.
DSSC is working to provide this generation with Artificial Intelligence (AI) at scale, helping to break through current limitations in medicine, agrifood, sustainability and commerce. The centre works with global industry partners to help shape and direct its research agenda.
The role of Director of DSSC involves working in partnership with the ECIT director, Professor Máire O’Neill, to help set the future strategic direction of DSSC, grow its reputation, both nationally and internationally, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaboration and to support the business development team in engagements with stakeholders and industry.
Prof Vandierendonck said that he is honoured to lead this team of excellent researchers who are truly leaders in their field. The centre is extremely well-placed to make impactful contributions to society and industry through its unique mix of research expertise.
DSSC has world leading expertise spread across two research areas, i) the Scalable Computing area which performs research in high-performance computing systems software, hardware and applications. And ii) the Data Science area specialising in data engineering, knowledge representation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Prior to joining Queen's where he has worked since 2012, Prof Vandierendonck was a Fellow with the Research Foundation Flanders and placed at Ghent University. He was visiting researcher at the Foundation for Reseach and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) in the Computer Architecture and VLSI Systems Laboratory in 2010-2011. He was visiting researcher in the Amdahl's Law is Forever (ALF) team at INRIA Rennes in 2005 and he was visiting researcher at the Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors at the Universitat Polytècnica de Catalunya in 2001.
Prof Vandierendonck is currently seeking a PhD student. The fully-funded role will focus on applying integrative computational approaches for precision oncology, including deep learning. This will include co-supervision from Dr Ian Overton and Mark Wappett, and a three-month industrial placement within Almac Discovery. Closing 31st January, this opportunity is open to UK nationals as well as other applicants who meet the eligibility criteria (for example from ROI, Europe with appropriate residency). Please see the link below for further detail: