Gihan Mudalige

Associate Professor, University of Warwick

Dr Gihan Mudalige is an Associate Professor at the the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science. His research focuses on the development of next-generation High Performance Computing numerical simulation software libraries through the utilization of domain–specific high-level abstraction frameworks. As part of this work Dr Mudalige is one of the main developers of the OP2 and OPS embedded domain specific languages, two of the earliest high-level frameworks to pioneer this novel technique. In 2018, he was awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship with Rolls-Royce, focusing on developing future-ready massively-parallel CFD simulations for Exascale HPC systems. He also currently lead or co-lead several EPSRC and industry funded projects on HPC, including the Prosperity Partnership for Advanced Simulation and Modelling of Virtual Systems (AsiMoV), a Collaborative Computational Project (CCP) on Turbulence and Uncertainty Quantification of multi-scale and multi-physics computer models. The research software developed by Dr. Mudalige and his team is now used in projects carried out by a range of academic and commercial organizations, including NAG, Rolls-Royce plc., STFC, AWE plc., UCL, ATI London, ETH Zürich, the UK Turbulence Consortium and the Universities of Nottingham and Southampton.

Dr Mudalige’s collaborative work with NAG include the design and development of PDE solver software, based on the OPS/OP2 abstraction libraries, utilizing automatic code-generation targeting multiple parallel architectures such as multi-core CPUs, GPUs, large-scale clusters and FPGAs.

Before joining the Warwick Computer Science department in 2016, Dr. Mudalige worked as a Research Associate and Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford. He has also worked as a research intern at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s (US) Department of Computer Science and holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. Dr Mudalige is a member of the ACM.