The West Team is a research team of the LIFL (Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, the computer science lab of the University of Lille 1).
The LIFL is build around three main research groups. The West Team is member of the SCOPE Research Group which deals with parallelism, distributed computing and optimization.
Our team is member of the INRIA LILLE - NORD EUROPE Research Unit as the DaRT project.
Our team's research interests fall in the area of parallel computing with emphasis on the data-parallel model. We mainly focus on intensive signal processing applications.
Our main projects, as shown in the DaRT proposal concern the modeling of intensive signal processing applications and their execution architecture, the mapping and compilation of these applications and the study of real-time operating systems for SMP computers.
These three main areas form the core of our projects but we keep a few actions related to our previous focus on the design of an environment for the scientific programming of parallel/distributed architectures; WEST initially stands for "Workstation Environment for SupercompuTing". This study concerns the definition, the simulation, the validation and the implementation of concepts promoting the data-parallel model. We are particularly interested in the dynamic and irregular issues of the data-parallel model. Many of our works also emphasize the graphical/visual aspect of data-parallel programming tools.
Based on these works, we also develop applications: 3-D discrete event simulation in electromagnetism, parallel Montè Carlo methods for semiconductors simulation...
Most of these projects found their foundations in the first works of the team.
The West Team is composed of a staff of seven permanents, two post-docs, eleven PhD students and some trainees (MS/DEA...).
Some recent publications are available online. You may prefer to browse the publication abstracts.
Previous publications are also available.