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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 2019

  • 34 Article
  • 20 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article
Open Access
Crystalline materials
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
mechanical engineering
Engineering education
Mechanical engineering
Computer aided design
1 Citation (Scopus)

Novel Photovoltaic Hot-spotting Fault Detection Algorithm

Dhimish, M., Mather, P. & Holmes, V., 5 Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability. 19, 2, p. 378-386 9 p., 8685128.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fault detection
Probability density function
2 Citations (Scopus)

Novel Photovoltaic Micro Crack Detection Technique

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V. & Mather, P., 5 Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability. 19, 2, p. 304-312 9 p., 8672830.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Crack detection
Solar cells

Web-based Wireless Wake-on-LAN approach for Robots

Aagela, H., Al-Jody, T. & Holmes, V., 1 Jul 2019, 2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC): Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing. Ma, X. (ed.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 5 p. 8749046

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Local area networks
Power Management

Activities 2014 2019

  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Oral presentation

Emerging Technology Conference

Violeta Holmes (Organiser), Faheem Khan (Organiser), Anju, P. Johnson (Organiser), Mahmoud Dhimish (Organiser)
9 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

The Nebuchadnezzar effect: Dreaming of Sustainable Software through Sustainable Software Architectures

Colin C. Venters (Speaker), M.K. Griffiths (Speaker), Violeta Holmes (Speaker), Rupert Ward (Speaker), David Cooke (Speaker)
16 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation