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.


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)

  • Cooper, J., Azhar, M., Gee, T., Van Der Mark, W., Delmas, P., & Gimel'farb G (2017). A Raspberry Pi 2-based stereo camera depth meter. Machine Vision Applications (MVA), 2017 Fifteenth IAPR International Conference on, 274-277. Nagoya, Japan, Japan: IEEE. 10.23919/MVA.2017.7986854
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Patrice Delmas, Georgy Gimel'farb