Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Reader in Computational Science



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R4.92Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






  • Reader, Imperial College London, 2016-present.
  • Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, 2013-2016.
  • Associate Director of the Centre for Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, 2013-present.
  • Lecturer, Imperial College London, 2010-2012.
  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, Imperial College London, 2008-2010.
  • Research Fellow, Imperial College London, 2007-2010.
  • Research Associate, Imperial College London, 2006-2007.
  • HPC consultant, Irish Centre for High End Computing, 2005-2006.
  • PhD, Imperial College London, 2000-2005.
  • MSc, National University of Ireland Galway, 1997-2000.
  • BSc, National University of Ireland Galway, 1993-1997.


  • 2014 - Intel Parallel Computing Centre for seismic imaging and code generation
  • 2015 - STFC SESC Advisory Board.
  • 2013 - EPSRC HPC Scientific Advisory Board
  • 2013 - ARCHER eCSE selection panel
  • PI of EPSRC network for Driving UK HPC enabled science and innovation through US collaborations.
  • 2013 - Invited speaker at Tetrahedron IV
  • 2012 - Invited speaker at State Key Lab of Scientific and Engineering Computing, Institute of Computational Mathematics Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2012 - Invited speaker, IDC HPC User Forum.
  • 2012 - Invited speaker at Workshop on Adaptive Methods with Applications in Fluid Dynamics, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics.
  • 2011 - Guest speaker at Fujitsu International Supercomputer Users Meeting, Supercomputing 2011.
  • 2010 - Member of Open Petascale Libraries and project leader on work package "Enabling Technologies for Large Scale PDE Based Simulations".
  • 2008 - Invited Speaker, IDC HPC User Forum.
  • 2008: Invited speaker at the GSSC Workshop on collaboration between European and US initiatives in global operational oceanography, Paris.
  • 2007 - Invited Speaker, mini-symposium on Environmental Fluid Mechanics at USNCCM.

Research Interests

  • Inversion and optimisation, seismic imaging.
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics.
  • Multi-scale, multi-physics modelling.
  • Adaptive computational algorithms; mesh generation.
  • Data intensive computation and high performance computing.
  • Code generation.

College Management and Administration

  • High Performance Computing Committee
  • Chair of High Performance Computing Technical Committee
  • Department Webmaster

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Southern J, Gorman GJ, Piggott MD, et al., 2012, Parallel anisotropic mesh adaptivity with dynamic load balancing for cardiac electrophysiology, Journal of Computational Science, Vol:3, ISSN:1877-7503, Pages:8-16

Weiland M, Mitchell L, Gorman G, et al., 2012, Mixed-mode implementation of PETSc for scalable linear algebra on multi-core processors, Corr, Vol:abs/1205.2005


Gorman GJ, Southern J, Farrell PE, et al., 2012, Hybrid OpenMP/MPI anisotropic mesh smoothing, International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS), ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages:1513-1522, ISSN:1877-0509

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