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Prof. John Darlington

Departmental Associate

John Darlington is a Professor in the Department of Computing and Director of the Imperial College Parallel Computing Centre and the London e-Science Centre.

Professor Darlington's early research was carried out at Edinburgh University where he was responsible for several pioneering developments in functional programming languages and program transformation.

He moved to Imperial College in 1977 and in 1985 led the team that designed and built the ALICE parallel graph reduction machine which, through a collaboration with ICL, led to the Goldrush Parallel Database Machine. Professor Darlington's recent work has focused on the development of software and middleware techniques for Grid-based high performance computing and e-Science.