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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

A Jungle Computing approach to common image source identification in large collections of images

Werkhoven, B. V., Hijma, P., Jacobs, C. J. H., Maassen, J., Geradts, Z. J. M. H. & Bal, H. E., 1 Sep 2018, In : Digital Investigation.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Integrating person-to-person social support in smartphone apps for promoting physical activity

Simoski, B., Klein, M., Van Halteren, A. T. & Bal, H., 2018, HEALTHINF 2018 - 11th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2018. SciTePress, Vol. 5, p. 497-504 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Smartphones
Application programs
Social Support
Health hazards
Telemedicine

Large scale stream analytics using a resource-constrained edge

Bharath Das, R., Di Bernardo, G. & Bal, H., 26 Sep 2018, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing, EDGE 2018 - Part of the 2018 IEEE World Congress on Services. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 135-139 5 p. 8473389

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Resources
Processing
Throughput
Sensor
Sensors

RideMatcher: Peer-to-peer matching of passengers for efficient ridesharing

Bozdog, N. V., Makkes, M. X., Van Halteren, A. & Bal, H., 13 Jul 2018, Proceedings - 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, CCGRID 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 263-272 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Railroad cars
Noise pollution
Fog
Travel time
Air quality

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 contributionAcademicpeer-review

Locality
Decentralized
Sensing
Sensors
Energy

Activities 2000 2001

  • 6 Lecture / Presentation

VIRPI: A High-Level Toolkit for Interactive Scientific Visualization in Virtual Reality.

D.M. Germans (Speaker), H.J.W. Spoelder (Speaker), L.P.M. Renambot (Speaker), Bal, H. E. (Speaker)
16 May 2001

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Lightweight Programming for VR: Towards a Persistent Virtual Laboratory .

L.P.M. Renambot (Speaker), Bal, H. E. (Speaker), D.M. Germans (Speaker), H.J.W. Spoelder (Speaker)
6 Aug 2001

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

VIRPI: A High-Level Toolkit for Interactive Scientific Visualization in Virtual Reality.

D.M. Germans (Speaker), H.J.W. Spoelder (Speaker), L.P.M. Renambot (Speaker), Bal, H. E. (Speaker)
18 May 2001

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

VIRPI: A High-Level Toolkit for Interactive Scientific Visualization in Virtual Reality .

D.M. Germans (Speaker), H.J.W. Spoelder (Speaker), L.P.M. Renambot (Speaker), Bal, H. E. (Speaker)
17 May 2001

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

A framework for interaction of distributed autonomous systems and human supervisors.

H.J.W. Spoelder (Speaker), D.M. Germans (Speaker), L.P.M. Renambot (Speaker), Bal, H. E. (Speaker), P.J. Waal (Speaker), F.C.A. Groen (Speaker)
1 May 2001

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Prizes

Euro-Par 2014 Achievement Award 2014

H.E. Bal (Recipient), 28 Aug 2014

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Euro
recipient