Zheng Wang Zheng Wang

School of Computing and Communications
Lancaster University

Iam a lecturer (assistant professor) in Lancaster University in the School of Computing and Communications. I am a member of the MetaLab group. Prior to joining Lancaster, I was part of the Compiler and Architecture Design Group at the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics.

I am a member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC).

Together with colleagues from University of Edinburgh and St. Andrews University, I am running Compucast, a podcast for computer scientists.

My research investigate how compiler and runtime techniques can be used to optimise energy efficiency and performance for computing systems -- from as small as the individual smartphone in the pocket to as big as the ultra large scale data centre.

October, 2016: I have two fully funded PhD studentships available in parallel compiler optimisation. Contact me for informal enquiries.

PhD studentship: I am interested in working with strong PhD students interested in my research areas. If you are interested in doing a PhD under my supervision, please contact me with a CV and a short text describing your background. Fundings are available for excellent candidates.

Research Team:


  • Vicent Sanz Marco
  • Volker Seeker

PhD students:

  • Rodrigo Caetano Rocha 10/2016 -, co-supervise with Hugh Leather from the University of Edinburgh
  • Ben Taylor 10/2015 -, supported by a FST PhD studentship
  • Willy WOLFF, 02/2016 -, co-supervise with Geraint North from ARM, support by an iCASE PhD studentship.
  • William Ogilvie (PhD student, co-supervise with Hugh Leather from the University of Edinburgh)
  • Jie Ren (Visiting PhD student, 09/2015-03/2016)


Sept, 2013 -, Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University.

2011 - 2013, Research Associate, the University of Edinbugh.

2007 - 2011, PhD Student, the University of Edinburgh. Aademic advisor: Professor Michael O'Boyle FBCS.

2005 - 2007, Staff member, IBM China