Mr James Cooper


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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Completed undergraduate and Honours-level postgraduate study at the University of Auckland.  Holds a BCom/BSc with majors in Accounting, Commercial Law, Computer Science and a specialisation in Logic & Computation; a BCom(Hons) in Commercial Law; and a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science.  Currently working towards a PhD, with the Computer Science Department, with an expected finish date of June 2020.

Research | Current

Current research focus is on simplifying parallel programming, with a particular interest in embedded and mobile systems (e.g. smartphones, Raspberry Pi).  The hope is to provide the benefits of high-level functional programming languages while retaining much of the speed and efficiency of C or Assembly.  Also interested in computer vision, especially the use of parallel programming to improve the speed of processing for real-time applications.


Awarded Best Student Paper at the 2017 Asian Conference on Membrane Computing

Achieved First Class Honours for BSc(Hons), including two 'first in class' distinctions.

Awarded University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)