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Professor Simon J Cox BSc, PhD

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Professor Simon J Cox is Chief Information Officer at the University of Southampton.

Simon is also Professor of Computational Methods and Director of the Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing within Engineering and the Environment. He has a doctorate in Electronics and Computer Science, first class degrees in Maths and Physics and has won over £30Mn in research & enterprise funding, and industrial sponsorship. He has published over 250 papers and regularly speaks at prestigious national and international conferences. His teaching focussed on courses related to computing, design, and enterprise in Engineering. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and has been annually awarded this international status since 2003.

Raspberry Pi and Lego Supercomputer
Raspberry Pi and Lego Supercomputer

Outreach

Simon also works on a range of outreach projects and has run a “Supercomputing in Engineering Course” since 2005 with the Smallpeice trust. In Sept 2012 he built the world’s first Raspberry Pi and Lego based supercomputer.

"I am keen to “inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to solve multidisciplinary problems using computational and experimental methods”

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Research interests

My research focusses on computational tools, technologies and platforms and how they enable interdisciplinary problems to be solved in engineering and science.


His team in the Computational Engineering and Design Group is applying and developing high performance and cloud computing in a variety of collaborative interdisciplinary computational science and engineering projects. These include:

  • High Performance and novel Computing Systems
  • Cloud Computing and commercial distributed computing - which led to a spin out company
  • Applied computational algorithms 
  • Computational electromagnetics– which led to the formation of a spin-off company.
  • New algorithms such as meshless methods and fast solvers.
  • Data Management

Simon is also Director of the Microsoft Institute for High Performance computing where he demonstrates why, where and how current and future Microsoft tools and technologies can be exploited to enable engineering and scientific research to deliver faster, cheaper and better results.

PhD Supervision

Gereon Kaiping

Nana Abankwa

Andrew J Poulter

Mihaela Apetroaie-Cristea

Lasse Wollatz

James Hawkes

 

Research group(s)

Computational Engineering and Design

Research project(s)

Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Article(s)

Book Section(s)

  • Applied internet of things - Johnston, Steven, Cox, Simon and Apetroaie-Cristea, Mihaela. In Internet of Things: Principles and Paradigms - Buyya, Rajkumar and Vahid Dastjerdi, Amir (eds.)
    Published:
    2016
    Published by:
    Cambridge, GB
    Page Range:
    277-298
  • Scientific computation and data management using Microsoft Azure - Steven, Johnston, Simon, Cox and Kenji, Takeda. In Grid and Cloud Database Management - Aloisio, G. and Fiore, S. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
  • Building scientific workflows for Earth system modelling with Windows Workflow Foundation - Fairman, M.J., Price, A.R., Xue, G., Molinari, M., Nicole, D.A., Lenton, T.M., Marsh, R., Takeda, K. and Cox, S.J.. In Proceedings of the 7th International Computational Science Conference - Shi, Yong, van Abada, Geert Dick, Dongarra, Jack and Sloot, Peter M.A. (eds.)
    Published:
    2007
    At event:
    International Conference on Computational Science: Advancing Science and Society Through Computation (ICCS 2007)
    Published by:
    Berlin, Germany
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Page Range:
    273-280
    doi:
    10.1007/978-3-540-72588-6_46
  • Multiobjective tuning of Grid-enabled Earth System Models using a Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA-II) - Price, A.R., Voutchkov, I. I., Pound, G.E., Edwards, N.R., Lenton, T.M. and Cox, S.J.. In Proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing
    Published:
    2006
    At event:
    Second IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing
    Published by:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Page Range:
    117
    doi:
    10.1109/E-SCIENCE.2006.261050
  • Collaborative study of GENIEfy Earth System Models using scripted database workflows in a Grid-enabled PSE - Price, A.R., Jiao, Z., Voutchkov, I.I., Lenton, T.M., Williams, G., Lunt, D.J., Marsh, R., Valdes, P.J. and Cox, S.J.. In Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting - Cox, S.J. (ed.)
    Published:
    2006
    At event:
    AHM2006: Fifth All Hands Meeting
    Published by:
    Nottingham, UK
    Page Range:
    574-581
  • On the use of semantic annotations for supporting provenance in grids - Chen, Liming, Jiao, Zhuoan and Cox, Simon J.. In Proceedings of Euro-Par 2006 Parallel Processing
    Published:
    2006
    At event:
    12th International Euro-Par Conference
    Published by:
    Berlin
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume:
    4128/2006, (0302-9743)
    Page Range:
    371-380
    doi:
    10.1007/11823285_38
  • Workflows for wind tunnel grid applications - Paventhan, A., Takeda, K., Cox, S.J. and Nicole, D.A.. In Computational Science: ICCS 2006
    Published:
    2006
    At event:
    Proceedings of the 6th International Conference, Part III
    Published by:
    Berlin, Germany
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume:
    3993/2006
    Page Range:
    928-935
    doi:
    10.1007/11758532
  • Towards a grid-enabled biomolecular simulation database - Wu, Bing, Tai, Kaishu, Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steven, Murdock, Stuart, Fangohr, Hans, Sansom, Mark S.P., Essex, Jonathan, Jeffreys, Paul and Cox, Simon. In Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005
    Published:
    2005
    Published by:
    Swindon, UK
    Page Range:
    4pp
  • Integration of chargeable web services into engineering applications - Molinari, Marc, Kammuni, Kushan and Cox, Simon J.. In Proceedings of the Third e-Science All-Hands Meeting
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    Third UK e-Science All Hands Conference
    Published by:
    UK
    Page Range:
    438-442
  • Electromagnetic design search and optimisation of photonic bandgap devices on distributed computational resources - Molinari, M., Thomas, K.S. and Cox, S.J.. In Proceedings of the Fifth IEE International Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    Fifth IEE Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics (CEM 2004)
    Published by:
    London, UK
    Page Range:
    103-104
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:20040465
  • Treatment of boundary conditions in the analysis of PBG structures - Thomas, K.S., Molinari, M. and Cox, S.J.. In Proceedings of the Fifth IEE International Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    Fifth IEE International Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics (CEM 2004)
    Published by:
    London, UK
    Page Range:
    51-52
    doi:
    10.1049/cp:20040442
  • Tuning GENIE earth system model components using a Grid enabled data management system - Price, A.R., Xue, G., Yool, A., Lunt, D.J., Lenton, T.M., Wason, J.L., Pound, G.E., Cox, S.J. and GENIE Team, The. In Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2004 - Cox, S. J. (ed.)
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2004
    Page Range:
    593-600
  • A service-oriented approach for aerodynamic shape optimisation across institutional boundaries - Song, Wenbin, Ong, Yew Soon, Ng, Hee Khiang, Keane, A., Cox, S. and Lee, Bu Sung. In Proceedings of the 8th ICARCV Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision Conference
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    8th ICARCV Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision Conference
    Published by:
    New York, USA
    Volume:
    3
    doi:
    10.1109/ICARCV.2004.1469786
  • A web/grid portal implementation of BioSimGrid: a biomolecular simulation database - Wu, Bing, Dovey, Matthew, Ng, Muan Hong, Tai, Kaishu, Murdock, Stuart, Jeffreys, Paul, Cox, Simon, Essex, Jonathan and Sansom, Mark S.P.. In Proceedings ITCC 2004: International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing - Srimani, Pradip K. (ed.)
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    ITCC 2004: International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing
    Published by:
    Los Alamitos, USA
    Volume:
    2
    Page Range:
    50-54
    doi:
    10.1109/ITCC.2004.1286589
  • Databases, workflows and the grid in a service oriented environment - Jiao, Zhuoan, Wason, Jasmin, Song, Wenbing, Xu, Fenglian, Eres, M.H., Keane, Andy J. and Cox, Simon J.. In Euro-Par 2004 Parallel Processing: 10th International Euro-Par Conference, Pisa, Italy, August 31- September 3, 2004. Proceedings - Danelutto, Marco, Vanneschi, Marco and Laforenza, Domenico (eds.)
    Published:
    2004
    At event:
    Euro-Par 2004 Parallel Processing: 10th International Euro-Par Conference
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Page Range:
    972-979
    doi:
    10.1007/b99409
  • Short message service in a grid-enabled computing environment - Xu, Fenglian, Eres, M.H. and Cox, Simon. In Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference Klagenfurt, Austria, August 26-29, 2003 Proceedings - Kosch, Harald, Böszörményi, László and Hellwagner, Hermann (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Page Range:
    1148-1152
    doi:
    10.1007/b12024
  • Delivering data management for engineers on the grid - Wason, Jasmin, Molinari, Marc, Jiao, Zhuoan and Cox, Simon J.. In Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference Klagenfurt, Austria, August 26-29 2003 - Kosch, Harald, Böszörményi, László and Hellwagner, Hermann (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume:
    2790
    Page Range:
    412-416
    doi:
    10.1007/b12024
  • Two dimensional airfoil optimisation using CFD in a grid computing environment - Song, Wenbin, Keane, Andy, Eres, M.H., Pound, Graeme and Cox, Simon. In Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference Klagenfurt, Austria, August 26-29, 2003 Proceedings
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    Euro-Par 2003: International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume:
    2790
    Page Range:
    525-532
    doi:
    10.1007/b12024
  • GENIE: Delivering e-Science to the environmental scientist - Gulamali, M.Y., Lenton, T.M., Yool, A., Price, A.R., Marsh, R.J., Edwards, N.R., Valdes, P.J., Wason, J.L., Cox, S.J., Krznaric, M., Newhouse, S. and Darlington, J.. In Proceedings of UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2003 - Cox, Simon J. (ed.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2003
    Published by:
    Swindon
    Page Range:
    145-152
  • BioSimGrid: a distributed database for biomolecular simulations - Wu, Bing, Tai, Kaishu, Murdock, Stuart, Ng, Muan Hong, Johnston, Steve, Fangohr, Hans, Jeffreys, Paul, Cox, Simon, Essex, Jonathan and Sansom, Mark S.P.. In Proceedings of UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2003 - Cox, Simon J. (ed.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2003
    Published by:
    Swindon, UK
    Page Range:
    8pp
  • Applied grid computing: optimisation of photonic devices - Beckett, Duan H., Hiett, Ben, Thomas, Ken S. and Cox, Simon J.. In Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference Klagenfurt, Austria, August 26-29, 2003 Proceedings - Kosch, Harald, Böszörményi, László and Hellwagner, Hermann (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Compute Science
    Page Range:
    533-536
    doi:
    10.1007/978-3-540-45209-6_76
  • Implementation of a grid computation toolkit for design optimisation with matlab and condor - Xue, Gang, Fairman, Matthew J., Pound, Graeme and Cox, Simon J.. In Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference Klagenfurt, Austria, August 26-29, 2003 Proceedings - Kosch, Harald, Böszörményi, László and Hellwagner, Hermann (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    Euro-Par 2003 Parallel Processing: 9th International Euro-Par Conference
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Page Range:
    357-365
    doi:
    10.1007/b12024
  • Implementation of a grid-enabled problem solving environment in Matlab - Eres, M.H., Pound, Graeme, Jiao, Zhouan, Wason, Jasmin, Xu, Fenglain, Keane, Andy and Cox, Simon. In Computational Science – ICCS 2003: International Conference Melbourne, Australia and St. Petersburg, Russia June 2-4, 2003 Proceedings - Goos, G, Hartmanis, J and van Leeuwen, J (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    At event:
    Computational Science – ICCS 2003: International Conference
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume:
    4, (2660)
    Page Range:
    420-429
  • Separation of photonic crystal modes using femtosecond time-of-flight in waveguides - Netti, M.C., Baumberg, J.J., Charlton, M.D.B., Zoorob, M.E., Parker, G.J., Wilkinson, J.S. and Cox, S.J.. In Proceedings of Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO '02)
    Published:
    2002
    At event:
    CLEO 2002
    Published by:
    Piscataway
    Page Range:
    310
    doi:
    10.1109/CLEO.2002.1034017
  • Component based problem solving environment - Hey, A.J.G., Papay, J., Keane, A.J. and Cox, S.J.. In Proceedings of Euro-Par 2002. Parallel Processing : 8th International Euro-Par Conference
    Published:
    2002
    At event:
    8th International Euro-Par Conference
    Published by:
    Berlin, Germany
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume:
    2400
    Page Range:
    105-112
  • Eigenvalue spectrum estimation and photonic crystals - Thomas, Ken S., Cox, Simon J., Beckett, Duan H., Hiett, Ben P., Generowicz, Jasek and Daniell, Geoffrey J.. In Euro-Par 2001: Parallel Processing: 7th International Euro-Par Conference
    Published:
    2001
    At event:
    7th International Euro-Par Conference
    Published by:
    Berlin, Germany
    Series:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Page Range:
    578-586
  • The GRID: computational and data resource sharing in engineering optimisation and design search - Cox, S.J., Fairman, M.J., Xue, G., Wason, J.L. and Keane, A.J.. In Proceedings of the 2001 ICPP Workshops
    Published:
    2001
    At event:
    International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops (ICPP) 2001
    Page Range:
    207-12
    doi:
    10.1109/ICPPW.2001.951947
  • Finite element modelling of photonic crystals - Hiett, B.P., Generowicz, J.M., Cox, S.J., Molinari, M., Beckett, D., Parker, G.J. and Thomas, K.S.. In PREP 2001: Third conference on postgraduate research in electronics, photonics, communications and software : 9-11 April 2001,University of Keele, UK
    Published:
    2001
    Page Range:
    87-88
  • Parallel numerical modelling of ice flow in Antarctica - Takeda, A.L., Cox, S.J. and Payne, A.J.. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA 2000) - Arabnia, Hamid R. (ed.)
    Published:
    2000
    At event:
    International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA 2000)
    Published by:
    USA
    Volume:
    1
    Page Range:
    335-341
  • An assessment of MPI environments for Windows NT - Takeda, Kenji, Allsopp, Nicholas K., Hardwick, Johnathan C., Macey, P.C., Nicole, Denis A., Cox, Simon J. and Lancaster, David J.. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99)
    Published:
    1999
    At event:
    International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99)
    Published by:
    USA
    Volume:
    4
    Page Range:
    1898-1904
  • Leveraging windows workflow foundation for scientific workflows in wind tunnel applications - Paventhan, A., Takeda, K., Cox, S.J. and Nicole, D.A.. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops (ICDEW'06)
    Published:
    1970
    At event:
    22nd International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops, 2006: Proceedings (ICDEW'06)
    Series:
    Proceedings
    Page Range:
    65-75
    doi:
    10.1109/ICDEW.2006.71

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FEEG1001  Design and Computing
Engineering Sciences Tutor
SESG6025
 Advanced Computational Methods I
Engineering Sciences Tutor

Professor Simon J Cox
Computational Engineering and Design Group Engineering Centre of Excellence Building 176 University of Southampton Boldrewood Campus Burgess Road Southampton SO16 7QF

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