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Paul Townend

My interests include Data Centres, Cloud and Edge Computing, Decision Support, Energy-efficiency, and Dependability. I'm a member of ADS, CORE, and the WASP Graduate School Management group.



Works at

Associate professor at Department of Computing Science
Naturvetarhuset, Umeå universitet, NAT.B2.210 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I've been active in Computer Science research since 2000. I've authored over 70 internationally peer-reviewed papers and articles, cited over 1500 times. My research spans a wide range of topics within Distributed Systems - including Data Centres, Cloud and Edge Computing, Decision Support, Energy-efficient Computing, and Dependability.

At Umeå, I'm a member of the Autonomous Distributed Systems research group and CORE. I'm also a member of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) Graduate School Management group.

Internationally, I'm a steering committee member of IEEE ISORC, IEEE JCC, and IEEE BigDataService, and co-founder of Edgetic - a UK spin-out company from the University of Leeds looking at efficiency in the data centre sector. 

2022 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW), IEEE 2022 : 688-698
Kidane, Lidia; Townend, Paul; Metsch, Thijs; et al.
2022 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE), IEEE 2022 : 176-184
Saleh Sedghpour, Mohammad Reza; Townend, Paul
Proceedings: 2022 IEEE 13th International Conference on Joint Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society 2022 : VIII-VIII
Townend, Paul; Wo, Tianyu

Research groups

Research projects

I am course leader of:
Advanced Distributed Systems (5DV205)
Cloud Computing (5DV192)
Distributed Systems (5DV186).

I also supervise Masters student projects, typically related to Distributed Systems in some way.