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Dr Peter Garraghan

Reader in Distributed Systems

Peter Garraghan




Research overview

Distributed systems, sustainable computing, Deep Learning systems, cloud datacenters, systems security.

(Nov 2021): I have multiple funded positions available commencing 2022:

  • PhD students: Sustainable ML systems (Fully covered UK-level home tuition fees + stipend.)
  • Postdocs: Green computing, Cloud datacenters, secure ML systems.

if you have experience or a strong interest in experimental systems research, kindly contact me via email to discuss further.

PhD supervision

I am happy to explore and supervise topics within distributed systems, machine learning systems, cloud computing, energy, resource scheduling, security, and dependability research. If you have your own ideas for a research project you would like to pursue, feel free to contact me to discuss further. I currently have multiple fully funded positions open.

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Peter Garraghan is a Reader (US Full Professor equiv.) and EPSRC Fellow in Distributed Systems. His research expertise is empirically studying and and designing high performance, resilient, and sustainable distributed systems at scale (Cloud datacenters, Deep Learning systems, core network infrastructure) in the face of societal and environmental change. His research places strong emphasis on conducting analysis, design, and evaluation via experimentation on systems both in laboratory and production.

Peter has published over 50 articles, has industrial experience building large-scale production distributed systems, and has worked and collaborated internationally with the likes of Alibaba Group, Microsoft, BT, STFC, CONACYT, and the UK datacenter and IoT industry.

He is the recipitent of the prestigious EPSRC Early-career Fellowship (2021 - 2025), and his research on sustainable computing and future AI infrastructure has featured in the media including the BBC and the Daily Mail.

Research Interests

  • Distributed Systems, Deep Learning systems, Cloud datacenters
  • Sustainable & energy-efficient computing at scale
  • CPU & GPU cluster resource management
  • Systems security & resiliency


Ph.D. in Computer Science (University of Leeds, UK)

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