Research

Plymouth University CUDA Research Center Summary

About the CUDA Research Center at the University of Plymouth
In an interdisciplinary team at the University of Plymouth we bring together the research experience and talents of eight different faculty members to drive forward applied mathematics and GPU computing. The areas of expertise encompass physics, pure mathematics, engineering and industrial mathematics, and statistics. The projects we aim to tackle include study of the mass gap of the Yang-Mills theory, Lattice-Boltzmann methods, Markov Chain Monte Carlo applications, lava flow simulation, cybersecurity and cryptanalysis, all impact generating. We aim to utilise GPU architectures in order to streamline algorithmically intensive codes and take advantage of localisable methods (where large numbers of calculations are performed but with little communication). The team already has publications in the Journal of Supercomputing and the GPU Technology Conference resulting from research using GPUs, and wishes to spread the use of GPU technology in Plymouth in order to take advantage of the step change in computing power. Plymouth also has much experience in the application of HPC from the established supercomputing cluster on campus.

In addition, the University of Plymouth is currently a CUDA Teaching Center and is involved with the teaching and dissemination of CUDA inside the university and outside, from undergraduate courses to advanced seminars and research topics for postgraduates and researchers.

About the PI
Dr. Matthew Craven has a Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of Manchester. He is now a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth, working on interdisciplinary applications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies, and has a strong research record in Cryptanalysis and Evolutionary Algorithms. His other research interests span Discrete Mathematics, Computational Algebra, Mathematical Modelling and Cybersecurity. Dr. Craven is the leader of the Computational Algebra research group at Plymouth.