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Paul Townend

Scientific Coordinator: COGNIT. Scientific advisor: WARA-Ops. Member: WASP GSM. Leader: Green Distributed Systems. Interests: Energy Efficiency, Cloud & Edge, Data Centres, Dependability.



Works at

Associate professor at Department of Computing Science
MIT-huset, Umeå universitet, MIT.C.229 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
  • Scientific Coordinator: EU COGNIT (sovereignedge.eu)
  • Scientific Advisor + Co-Manager: WARA-Ops (wara-ops.org)
  • Head of Research: Umeå Green Distributed Computing Group
  • Senior member: ADS Lab (cloudresearch.org)
  • Member: WASP GSM (wasp-sweden.org/about-us/management)
  • 70+ peer-reviewed articles (1800+ citations, h-index of 23)
  • Interests include Energy-efficient Computing, Data Centres, Cloud & Edge Computing, Dependability
2023 IEEE international conference on service-oriented system engineering (SOSE): proceedings, IEEE 2023 : 48-59
Patel, Yashwant Singh; Townend, Paul; Östberg, Per-Olov
2023 IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing and Communications (EDGE), IEEE 2023 : 12-22
Townend, Paul; Martí, Alberto P.; De La Iglesia, Idoia; et al.
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
2022 1st International Conference on 6G Networking, 6GNet 2022
Tarneberg, William; Fitzgerald, Emma; Bhuyan, Monowar H.; et al.
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.