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Dr Zheng Wang

Senior Lecturer

Zheng Wang




Tel: 44 1524 510147

Research overview

Dr. Wang's research focus is in the areas of parallel compilers, runtime systems and the application of machine learning to tackle the challenging optimisation problems within these areas. My research interests include:

  • Compiler-based parallelism mapping: how to map a parallel program to the underlying hardware to achieve the best (energy-efficient) performance.
  • Code generation and optimisation for heterogeneous many-cores: I am interested in how can compilers generate efficient code for the emerging heterogeneous many-core systems, such as a CPU-GPGPU system.
  • Auto-parallelising compilers: I am currently investigating the use of dynamic analysis together with machine learning to develop a new approach that gives scalable performance for many-cores.
  • Runtime scheduling: how to schedule multiple concurrently running tasks in a multi-tasking environment to maximise the system-level performance (e.g. throughput or energy-efficiency).
  • Research into energy efficient computing through system software including just-in-time compilers and operating systems

For more information, please refer to my homepage at:http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/wangz3/

PhD supervision

I'm interested in supervising students in any of the areas listed below:

Many-core Systems
Compiler Optimisation
Power and Energy Optimisation
Runtime Adaptation and Dynamic Runtime Optimisation
Heterogeneous Parallelism Optimisation
GPGPU Optimisation
Auto-tuning and Machine Learning Techniques


Dr. Zheng Wang was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University in September, 2013. Before joining Lancaster, he was a Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh, following the completion of his PhD in 2011. Prior to that he was a research staff member in IBM Research.

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Academic Qualifications:

PhD in Computer Science, University of Edinburgh, UK

PGCAP Certificate, Lancaster University


Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, Sept.  2013 - Present

Research Fellow, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, 2011-2013

Research Staff member, IBM China Research Lab, 2005-2007

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