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  • Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Associate Editor FGCS | 2008-02-01
  • VU Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Lid Editorial Board | 2014-01-01

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Prof.dr.ir. Henri Bal heads a research group on High Performance Distributed Computing at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He studies parallel and distributed programming systems in combination with real-world applications. His group produced programming environments such as the Orca language, MagPIe, Ibis, Satin, JavaGAT, and SWAN.  His current work focuses on programming environments for GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) and distributed sensor systems based on smartphones and Internet-of-Things.

Henri Bal is the winner of the Euro-Par 2014 Achievement Award, member of the Informatics Section of the Academia Europaea, scientific director of the ASCI research school, and coordinator of the DAS infrastructure. He is past program chair of the HPDC and CCGrid conferences and author of three books, including Modern Compiler Design. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit (1989) and a MSc in Mathematics from Delft University of Technology (1982).

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Research Output 1986 2018

SenseLE: Exploiting spatial locality in decentralized sensing environments

Bozdog, N. V., Makkes, M. X., Uta, A., Bharath Das, R., Van Halteren, A. & Bal, H. 25 May 2018 Proceedings - 15th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications and 16th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, ISPA/IUCC 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1356-1363 8 p.

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


Accelerating Radio Astronomy with Auto-Tuning

Sclocco, A. 2017 161 p.

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Open Access

An empirical study on how the distribution of ontologies affects reasoning on the web

Bazoobandi, H. R., Urbani, J., van Harmelen, F. & Bal, H. 2017 The Semantic Web – ISWC 2017 - 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Proceedings. Springer/Verlag, Vol. 10587 LNCS, p. 69-86 18 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10587 LNCS)

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

Empirical Study

Changes in extreme regional sea level under global warming

Brunnabend, S-E., Dijkstra, H. A., Kliphuis, M. A., Bal, H. E., Seinstra, F., van Werkhoven, B. J. C., Maassen, J. & van Meersbergen, M. 20 Jan 2017 In : Ocean Science. 13, 1, p. 47-60 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
global warming
sea level
climate modeling