The Centre for Computational Science


Prof. Peter Coveney

Centre for Computational Science,
Chemistry Department,
University College of London,
20 Gordon Street,
United Kingdom

Room: 132
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4560
Email: p.v.coveney "at" ucl.ac.uk

peter coveney

At University College London (UCL), Prof Peter V. Coveney holds a chair in Physical Chemistry, is Director of the Centre for Computational Science (CCS), is an Associate Director in the Centre of Advanced Research Computing, and is an Honorary Professor in Computer Science. He is a Professor in Applied High Performance Computing at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Professor Adjunct at Yale University School of Medicine (USA). Coveney is active in a broad area of interdisciplinary research including condensed matter physics and chemistry, materials science, as well as life and medical sciences in all of which high performance computing plays a major role. He has led many large scale projects, including the EPSRC RealityGrid e-Science Pilot Project (2001-05), its extension as a Platform Grant (2005-09), and the EU FP7 Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Network of Excellence (2008-13); he is also PI on several current grants from the European Commission and other agencies, including the EU H2020 project Verified Exascale Computing for Multiscale Applications, VECMA (2018-2021), and the EU H2020 Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, CompBioMed and CompBioMed2 (2016-2023). He has been the recipient of many US NSF and DoE as well as European supercomputing awards (from DEISA and PRACE), which provide access to several petascale computers. Coveney chaired the UK Collaborative Computational Projects Steering Panel (2005-15) and has served on programme committees of many conferences, including the 2002 Nobel Symposium on Self-Organisation; he was Chair of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2008, and of the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics conference 2003. He has published more than 500 scientific papers and co-authored two best-selling books (The Arrow of Time and Frontiers of Complexity, both with Roger Highfield), and is lead author of the first textbook on Computational Biomedicine (Oxford University Press, 2014). Coveney is a founding member of the UK Government’s E-Infrastructure Leadership Council and a Medical Academy Nominated Expert to the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology on Data, Algorithms and Modelling which has led to the creation of the London based Turing Institute. He is also a member of Academia Europaea, as well as the London Centre for the Theory and Simulation of Materials, The Thomas Young Centre.