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Ian Cooper

Dr Ian Cooper


School of Computer Science and Informatics

+44 29206 88798
Abacws, Room 2.64, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG


I am a lecturer at the National Software Academy in the School of Computer Science and Informatics. My research interests include Distributed and High performance computing. And I have also been awarded grants for work on Augmented Conversation – using conversation to generate temporal search terms.






I'm a lecturer at the National Software Academy in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University.

I started my professional life by gaining a BEng in Electronics Engineering from Cardiff University and then went to work for Nortel Networks specialising in FPGA programming on communications projects. I then moved to Christchurch, New Zealand where I worked as an electronics engineer for Holliday Group, an electronics design consultancy, and then Allied Telesyn Research as an Electronics and FPGA Engineer.

On my return to the UK I gained an MSc in Computer Science, and then completed my PhD here in Cardiff, submitting in 2009, my PhD research investigates the potential of using Web Services for MPI-style applications. I then worked on a number of RA positions involving; optimising Wireless Mesh Network schedules, Naturally Viewed 3D Displays, and the parallelisation of algorithms to optimise Public Transport networks.