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Doctor Mark Vousden

Doctor Mark Vousden


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Address: B53, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Mark is a lecturer at the University of Southampton in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he teaches courses related to computer engineering, and researches novel massively-parallel compute architectures and algorithms.

Mark completed his first degree at the University of Southampton in the summer of 2012 with an MEng in Aeronautics and Astronautics with Airvehicle Systems and Design. After this, he joined the Institute for Complex System Simulation doctoral training centre. There, he completed his PhD entitled "Magnetic skyrmion research using virtual simulation environments", where he investigated the behaviour of skyrmions (see in helimagnetic materials with easy-plane anisotropy, and in polycrystalline helimagnets. To achieve this Mark created a mechanism to deploy simulation software, which he co-wrote with other researchers, onto high-performance computing architectures using virtual machines and containers.

While working on his PhD, Mark worked for BluPoint Ltd., who aim to create an "offline Internet" platform to disseminate educational and other useful materials to remote communities. His work at BluPoint has allowed his software engineering abilities to positively impact many rural communities. Mark contined to work for BluPoint after completing his PhD for a further year, before continuing his academic career.

Mark has also worked as a research fellow in the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences, on the POETS Project (, which exploits a massively-parallel computing architecture on a fast communication infrastructure to solve problems amenable to high-performance computing.

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