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Dr Violeta Holmes is a Reader in High Performance Computing at the Huddersfield University with over 25 years of teaching and research experience in computing and engineering.

She leads the High Performance Computing (HPC) Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, and is ARCHER champion and Deep Learning Institute certified instructor. Her research interests and expertise are in the areas of HPC systems infrastructure, computer Clusters, Grids, Cloud computing, Intelligent agents, Big Data, Internet of Things and Embedded systems. She was awarded the status of Chartered Engineer and Fellowship of Higher Education Academy and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS).

She joined the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield in 2007 as a Senior Lecturer in DSP and Embedded Systems. She lectures in parallel computer architectures, computer clusters, cloud and grid, embedded system, digital signal processing and virtual instrumentation. She is a Course leader for MSc Internet of Things, and was a Course Leader for MSc Embedded Systems Engineering and MSc Electronic and Communication Engineering.

From  2010 to 2018 she was a Subject Leader for Electronic and Electrical Engineering. She also co-founded the HPC Research Group which aims to promote the links between high performance computer users, developers and researchers across various research groups and institutes at the University of Huddersfield, and throughout the UK and internationally. Under her leadership, the HPC Research Group has established links with the UK National e-Infrastructure Service (NES) as an affiliate member, and was instrumental in establishing collaboration between the University of Huddersfield and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory. She was working with 3M Business and Innovation Centre at the University of Huddersfield helping industry to access HPC research and design facilities.

She obtained her degree in Electronics and Physics from the ETF Electronic and Technical Physics Faculty, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She worked as a Systems Engineer in Smederevo Steel Mill Yugoslavia, gaining industrial experience in computer control of hot and cold steel rolling mills. She continued her postgraduate studies in the UK and completed an MSc in Control Engineering from Bradford University, followed by a PhD from the University of Huddersfield in the application of artificial intelligence in distributed computer control.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • High Performance Computing - Clusters, Grids, Cloud, and Cloud Robotics
  • Embedded Systems – assistive technologies
  • Digital Signal Processing and Visualisation - GPUs and FPGAs
  • Internet of Things
  • Sustainable software
  • Intelligent Agents

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 32 Article
  • 19 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article
Open Access
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14 Citations (Scopus)

Comparing Mamdani Sugeno Fuzzy Logic and RBF ANN Network for PV Fault Detection

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. & Dales, M., Mar 2018, In : Renewable Energy. 117, p. 257-274 18 p.

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Evaluating Power Loss and Performance Ratio of Hot-Spotted Photovoltaic Modules

Dhimish, M., Mather, P. & Holmes, V., Dec 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 65, 12, p. 5419-5427 9 p.

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