Primary Department
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Associate Professor
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

Dr. Geoff Hamilton graduated from the University of Stirling, Scotland with a first class honours degree in 1989. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in 1993. Geoff joined the Computer Science Department in the University of Keele, England as a lecturer in 1993, and then moved to the School of Computer Applications, DCU in 1998, where he is currently an associate professor.

Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of program analysis and program transformation. Early research included the first extension of the deforestation algorithm to higher-order languages. More recent research in the area of program transformation has resulted in the development of the distillation algorithm, which is a major advance over deforestation and gives orders of magnitude improvement in both the time and space usage of programs, as opposed to the higher-order deforestation algorithm, which can only give a linear improvement. Distillation can be applied in many different areas including theorem proving, automatic program construction, verification, program optimisation, parallelization and energy efficient computing.