Alan Wagner

Associate Professor

Office
ICCS
321
Office Phone #
604-822-6450
On leave until June, 2022

Academic Information

B.Sc. (Honors), Dalhousie University (1977); M.Sc. University of Alberta (1983); Ph.D. University of Toronto (1987); Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia (1987-1997); Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (1997-).

Interests

The use of parallel computing is increasing with the growing demand for compute cycles and availability of high networks and inexpensive powerful commodity processors. As the use of parallel computing increases there is a growing need for system software that can deliver the hardware performance to the application and tools to help programmers design, construct and maintain parallel applications.

The focus of my research is parallel computation on machines and systems where processes communicate by passing messages. I am interested in the use of message-passing libraries like MPI (Message Passing Interface) and PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine). Interests include the performance of libraries, tools to aid programmers in developing programs, and design of message-passing applications to effectively use parallelism. Specific details about my research and current projects can be found in my homepage.

Research Interests

systems

Research Groups

Systopia: Networks, Systems and Security Lab

Latest Courses

2020 Winter

CPSC 317 - Internet Computing

2019 Winter

CPSC 317 - Internet Computing
CPSC 521 - Parallel Algorithms and Architectures

2018 Winter

CPSC 317 - Internet Computing
CPSC 317 - Internet Computing

2017 Winter

CPSC 317 - Internet Computing
CPSC 538A - Topics in Computer Systems

2016 Winter

CPSC 213 - Introduction to Computer Systems

2015 Summer

CPSC 213 - Introduction to Computer Systems