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Professor Simon Taylor
Vice Dean Research/Professor

Research area(s)

  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Digital Infrastructures and Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • International Development
  • Open Science

Research Interests

I am strongly interested in Modelling & Simulation and Digital Infrastructures, particularly in the development of high performance simulation infrastructures and services in industry and health care.  These are extremely important as it allows users to perform more simulation experimentation and to get deeper insight into their problems.  This has openned up a new area of study that is allowing us to develop novel AI-based optimisation techniques for Modelling & Simulation that leverage our high performance simulation infrastructures that we have already deployed in industry (e.g., Ford, Saker Solutions and Sellafield).  In parallel with these interests I have been able to work towards the development of digital infrastructures and services in Africa.  This has contributed to the rapid development of African National Research and Education Networks and the foundation for African Open Science.  This work continues and we are working with African stakeholders to further develop African Open Science and Data Science approaches across the continent.  In turn these experiences have enabled me to contribute to Open Science techniques for Modelling & Simulation, as well as Open Science at Brunel.  

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Demonstration of intelligent decision support for pandemic crisis prediction and management within and across European borders: STAMINA
Funder: European Commission
Duration: September 2020 - August 2022

STAMINA aims at providing solutions for the preparedness and response phases of the emergency management cycle by facilitating intelligent evidence-based decision support for practitioners at national and regional levels involved in pandemic crises management.

HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Systems: HIDALGO
Funder: European Commission
Duration: December 2018 - November 2021
Funder: European Commission
Duration: January 2017 - June 2019
Networked Labs for Training in Sciences and Technologies for Information and Communication
Funder: European Commission
Duration: March 2016 - February 2019
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: January 2016 - March 2018
Funder: European Commission
Duration: May 2015 - April 2017
CloudSME - Cloud-based simulation platform for manufacturing and engineering
Funder: European Commission
Duration: July 2013 - December 2015