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Dr Tom Spink

Senior Researcher

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Current Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • High-performance cross-architecture virtualisation
  • JIT compilation for DBT
  • Security and Privacy for IoT
  • Operating Systems
  • Hardware specialisation for databases

Qualifications

PhD in Computer Systems Architecture, 2013-16, University of Edinburgh

Thesis: "Efficient Cross-architecture Hardware Virtualisation"

B.Eng. in Software Engineering, 2004-08, University of Edinburgh

Biography

Aug 2019 -- present: Senior Researcher, University of Edinburgh

June 2016 -- Aug 2019: Research Associate, University of Edinburgh

Jan 2013 -- Dec 2016: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh

Sep 2008 -- Dec 2012: IT Systems Manager, Catalyst Event Production Services

Sep 2004 -- Jun 2008: B. Eng. (Hons) Software Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Research outputs

  1. A Retargetable System-Level DBT Hypervisor

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Uncovering Security Vulnerabilities in the Belkin WeMo Home Automation Ecosystem

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. Full-System Simulation of Mobile CPU/GPU Platforms

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Research activities & awards

  1. Full-system Cross-architecture Hardware Virtualisation

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Fast, Unmodified, Full-system Mobile CPU/GPU Simulation

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Latest prizes

  1. Best Paper Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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