PhD Student

Floris-Jan Willemsen

Floris-Jan is a PhD student at the eScience Center and the University of Amsterdam. 

Prior to this, he obtained his master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and his bachelor’s degree at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. 

During his master’s he followed the Parallel Computing Systems track.

The subject of his master’s thesis was the application of Bayesian Optimization for auto-tuning GPU kernels.  

His current research focuses on the optimization of GPU computing, specifically regarding auto-tuning of GPU kernels via Kernel Tuner. 

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Key skills:

  • Auto-tuning
  • GPU computing
  • Parallelisation
  • Python