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Dr Julian Kunkel


Room 133

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

  • Parallel file systems
  • Performance portability
  • Data reduction techniques
  • Management of cluster systems
  • Performance analysis of parallel applications and Parallel I/O
  • Software engineering of scientific software
  • Personalised teaching.

Research projects

Dr Kunkel manages several research projects revolving around high-performance computing (HPC) and particularly high-performance storage. He became interested in the topic of HPC storage in 2003, during his studies of computer science. 

Besides his main goal to provide efficient and performance-portable I/O, his high-performance computing-related interests are:

  • Data reduction techniques
  • Performance analysis of parallel applications and Parallel I/O
  • Management of cluster systems
  • Cost-efficiency considerations
  • Software engineering of scientific software.


Dr Kunkel is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Reading. Previously, he worked as postdoc in the research department of the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) that partners with the Scientific Computing group at the Universität Hamburg. He is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

Professional bodies/affiliations

Dr Kunkel is a member of many international program committees.


See his personal website for more information.