Steven A. Wright

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science. University of York.



Computer Science

University of York

YO10 5GH, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325583

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of York, having joined the department in July 2018. I am a member of the Real-Time and Distributed Systems research group. My research is broadly focussed on High Performance Computing, in particular looking at the performance, programmability and energy efficiency of supercomputers and the scientific computing applications running on them. Throughout my career I have collaborated widely with colleagues from national laboratories, universities and industry, including the US Department of Energy, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the York Plasma Institute, Rolls-Royce, Intel, NVIDIA, ARM and IBM.

Prior to joining York, I was a Research Fellow within the High Performance and Scientific Computing (HPSC) research group at the University of Warwick, working on projects with the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics, Sandia National Laboratories and Rolls-Royce. I completed my Ph. D. at Warwick in 2014 with a thesis titled “Monitoring, Analysis and Optimisation of I/O in Parallel Applications”.

At York I have taught across the degree programme, and I am currently the Programme Lead for all of our on-campus Undergraduate Programmes. I currently lead the High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Systems (HIPC) module, and previously led the Software Testing (SOTE) module. While at Warwick, I led the Programming for Computer Scientists (CS118) module.

Selected Publications

  1. TACO
    The Power-Optimised Software Envelope
    S. I. Roberts,  S. A. WrightS. A. Fahmy , and S. A. Jarvis
    ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO) Aug 2019
  2. CPC
    EMPIRE-PIC: A Performance Portable Unstructured Particle-in-Cell Code
    M. T. Bettencourt, D. A. S. Brown, K. L. Cartwright, E. C. Cyr, C. A. Glusa, P. T. Lin, S. G. Moore, D. A. O. McGregor, R. P. Pawlowski, E. G. Phillips, N. V. Roberts,  S. A. Wright, S. Maheswaran, J. P. Jones, and S. A. Jarvis
    Computer Physics Communications Aug 2021
  3. FGCS
    Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computing Systems
    S. A. Wright
    Future Generation Computer Systems Dec 2018