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Ian McInerney

PhD student at Imperial College London

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I am a PhD student in the High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems (HiPEDS) Centre for Doctoral Training at Imperial College London under the supervision of Dr. Eric Kerrigan and Professor George Constantinides.


My research focuses on the interaction between numerical algorithms, digital circuit design and control theory. Specifically, I research how the calculations and computations required for advanced controllers (such as Model Predictive Control) can be implemented efficiently on digital platforms such as FPGAs.

Some key points I focus on in my research are:

  • Analyzing the effects of low precision computations on algorithmic stability/convergence.
  • How to tailor algorithms to computational hardware (and vice-versa).