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Tech Leader, IBM Research
Daresbury Laboratory


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Fellow, Higher Education Academy  |  Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications


Current research interests include: uncertainty quantification; exa-scale computing; the application of CFD to industrial processes such as separation and heat exchange; the development of fast, adaptive algorithms for CFD problems; and the application of parallel computers and the development of software tools for large scale problems; image processing for automotive applications; methods to assist in the organisation of very large technical projects. He has written over sixty papers in these areas.

Chris Thompson is Technical Lead of the IBM Research, UK team at Daresbury Laboratory.
He joined IBM Research from Cranfield University where he was Head of the Department of Engineering Computing a post which he has held since August 2005. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

At Cranfield he was also the Head of the Applied Mathematics and Computing Group. The Professor of Applied Computation, he is a director of the MSc and PhD programmes run by the Group. After leaving Oxford University with a BA in Mathematics and an MSc in Numerical Analysis, he joined the Applied Maths Group at AEA Technology, Harwell. He has also worked at the Advanced Computer Research Facility, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago and at Bergen Scientific Centre, IBM. He holds a D Phil from the University of Bergen.