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Paul Townend

Head of Green Distributed Computing group, Scientific Coordinator for Horizon Europe COGNIT, Co-PI to WASP WARA-Ops, Research Leader in ADSLab, member of WASP Graduate School Management.

Research qualifications: Docent



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Associate professor at Department of Computing Science
MIT-huset, Umeå universitet, MIT.C.229 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Head of the Green Distributed Computing group, I'm interested in energy efficient and sustainable distributed systems, with a current focus on Cloud-Edge, Edge Intelligence, and Data Centres! See my personal website.

I am Scientific Coordinator of the Horizon Europe COGNIT project, Co-Manager and Scientific Advisor of the WASP WARA-Ops research area, and a member of the WASP Graduate School Management team. I am also a Research Leader within the Autonomous Distributed Systems lab and a member of the Department’s Committee for Research (CORE).

I supervise 4 PhD students, and I coordinate and teach the Level 5 Cloud Computing course. My Google Scholar information is here.

Cluster Computing
Patel, Yashwant Singh; Townend, Paul; Singh, Anil; et al.
UCC '23: Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 16th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
Kidane, Lidia; Townend, Paul; Metsch, Thijs; et al.
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

15 January 2023 until 31 December 2025

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.