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Dr Derek Groen
Reader in Computer Science


I am a Lecturer in Simulation and Modelling at Brunel University. I'm also an Emeritus Fellow for the EPSRC-funded 2020 Science Network, a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Centre for Computational Science at University College London. I completed an MSc in Grid Computing at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in 2006, and a PhD in Computational Astrophysics both at the UvA and Leiden University in November 2010. After my PhD I worked as a post-doctoral researcher on EU projects about distributed multiscale computing (MAPPER) and high-performance computing towards the Exascale (CRESTA). I received a 1-year position as a Fellow of 2020 Science in January 2015, and funded myself for two months through an EPSRC eCSE to work on new approaches for domain decomposition. I joined Brunel University in September 2015 to become a Lecturer and I currently collaborate in the EU ComPat project about multiscale computing towards the Exascale.

I have published >20 peer-reviewed journal papers in venues such as IEEE Computer, IEEE CiSE, Journal of Computational Science, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., Physics Review E., the Astrophysical Journal and eLife. In addition, I was second author of the first ever feature article in Advanced Materials, which was on multiscale modelling of clay-polymer nanocomposites and received news coverage from the Daily Telegraph and the BBC. I currently run Science Hackathons to efficiently establish new interdisciplinary collaborations.

Newest selected publications

Groen, D., Papadopoulou, N., Anastasiadis, P., Lawenda, M., Szustak, L., Gogolenko, S., et al. (2023) 'Large-scale parallelization of Human Migration Simulation'. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 0 (ahead-of-print). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 2329-924X Open Access Link

Journal article

Groen, D., Suleimenova, D., Jahani, A. and Xue, Y. (2023) 'Facilitating simulation development for global challenge response and anticipation in a timely way'. Journal of Computational Science, 72. pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 1877-7503 Open Access Link

Journal article

Groen, D., Arabnejad, H., Suleimenova, D., Edeling, W., Raffin, E., Xue, Y., et al. (2022) 'FabSim3: An automation toolkit for verified simulations using high performance computing'. Computer Physics Communications, 283. pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 0010-4655 Open Access Link

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Anastasiadis, P., Gogolenko, S., Papadopoulou, N., Lawenda, M., Arabnejad, H., Jahani, A., et al. (2021) 'P-Flee: An Efficient Parallel Algorithm for Simulating Human Migration'.2021 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW). Portland, OR, USA. 17 - 21 June. IEEE. pp. 1008 - 1011.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Schweimer, C., Geiger, BC., Wang, M., Gogolenko, S., Mahmood, I., Jahani, A., et al. (2021) 'A route pruning algorithm for an automated geographic location graph construction'. Scientific Reports, 11 (1). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 2045-2322 Open Access Link

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