Imperial College London

Dr Lawrence Mitchell

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Honorary Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 8399lawrence.mitchell Website




William Penney LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am an Assistant Professor at Durham University in the Department of Computer Science. I was previously a PDRA at Imperial working with David Ham and Paul KellyMy research is in high performance computing and computational mathematics. Much of my recent focus has been in the development of compilers and software abstractions for the development of numerical models implemented using the finite element method. This research is concretely realised in the open source Firedrake project. I am particularly interested in preconditioning techniques for challenging problems in computational and atmospheric fluid dynamics.




Ham DA, Mitchell L, Paganini A, et al., Automated shape differentiation in the Unified Form Language

Homolya M, Mitchell L, Luporini F, et al., TSFC: a structure-preserving form compiler, Siam Journal on Scientific Computing, ISSN:1064-8275

Kirby RC, Mitchell L, Code generation for generally mapped finite elements

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