Prof. Dr. Vladimir GetovProfessor of Distributed & High-Performance Computing, University of Westminster
Vladimir Getov is a professor of distributed and high-performance computing and group leader for the Distributed and Intelligent Systems Research Group at the University of Westminster, London. His research interests include parallel architectures and performance, autonomous distributed computing, and high-performance programming environments. After completing his PhD Dr Getov was Project Manager of the first Bulgarian IBM PC/XT compatible computer (1984). In 1989 he moved to England where he joined the Concurrent Computations Group at the University of Southampton. Since 1995, Vladimir has been an academic staff member at the University of Westminster in London, where he was awarded the titles Reader (1999) and Professor (2001).
Vladimir Getov has an extensive track record of international collaboration and achievements. Between 1992 and 1998, he actively contributed to the work of the International PARKBENCH (Parallel Kernels and Benchmarks) Committee. He was also a founding member of the Java Grande Forum (1998) and then chair of the Java Grande Message Passing Group. Later, Vladimir was elected Research Group co-chair in the Open Grid Forum (2001 – 2004). Since 2005, Professor Getov has been on the Steering Committee of the John Vincent Atanasoff Initiative, working towards worldwide recognition of the inventor of electronic digital computing. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the BCS, and the area editor for high-performance computing of the IEEE Computer Magazine.