Michael O’Connor | PhD Student since Oct 2014
Mike obtained his undergraduate and masters degrees in computer science and mathematics at Bristol, receiving no less than four awards along the way for his achievements. His final-year project investigated the use of GPUs to solve graph theory problems. His interest in computational molecular dynamics (MD) arose during a summer research project spent developing interactive high-performance algorithms for the Nano Simbox. His PhD is funded by the EPSRC, and focused on accelerating MD simulations in high-dimensional systems, using virtual reality, hardware-adapted parallelism, and new sampling algorithms.