Prof William J. Knottenbelt

Professor of Applied Quantitative Analysis

Director of Industrial Liaison and Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering

Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ
phone: +44 (0) 20 7594 8331, email: wjk@doc.ic.ac.uk

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better” - Samuel Beckett


Background

  • I did my BSc (Computer Science and Statistics), BSc (Hons) (Computer Science) and MSc (Computer Science) degrees in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
UCT
Research

Research

  • I'm now a Professor of Applied Quantitative Analysis in the Analysis, Engineering, Simulation and Optimization of Performance (AESOP) group in the Department of Computing at Imperial. My broad area of research interest is the application of mathematical modelling techniques to real life systems. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, modelling and optimisation in parallel queueing systems (especially split-merge and fork-join systems), modelling of storage systems, stochastic modelling of sport, stochastic modelling of healthcare systems, resource allocation and control in cloud-computing environments, numerical solution of (semi-)Markov models and specification techniques for SLA specification, compliance prediction and monitoring.
aesop
Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering
Selected Publications
  • PIPE2 is a free, extensible, platform-independent, open source Petri net editor/analyser developed by several generations of MSc students at Imperial under my supervision (note DNAnet and DaNAMiCS are no longer available or supported). PIPE2 is the current active branch of the PIPE Petri net editor project, with around 90,000 downloads to date.
PIPE

Professional Service

Performance Evaluation Journal
  • I serve on the editorial board of Ledger, the world's first academic journal dedicated to cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology.
Ledger Journal

Teaching

C++
MPI
Linux Introduction

Other Activities

  • I am Co-Convenor of the Imperial Bitcoin Forum, a cross-College focal point for multidisciplinary activities related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Imperial Bitcoin Forum
Entrepreneur First
  • I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
British Computer Society
  • From 2010 to 2014 I was an external MSc examiner in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University.
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