Dr Paul Richmond

Dr Paul Richmond

Research Software Engineer

Events and Talks


  • Invited talk at Oxford University e-Science Centre, “Complex System Simulations on GPUs: Accelerating network flow simulations of transport systems.”, MAny core computing seminar series.
  • Accepted talk at Modelling World 2016, “Alternative GPU friendly assignment algorithms” given by Paul Richmond and Peter Heywood as part of the Acclerating Models session.


  • Invited Presentation to ATKINS, “GPU Computing”
  • Presentation at EMIT 2015 Conference, “Complex system simulations on the GPU” (given by Peter Heywood on my behalf)
  • Presentation at the GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, California USA Recording pdf


  • Installation of Pedestrian Simulation Demonstrator at the Transport Systems Catapult, June 2014 News Link
  • Invited talk at DNVGL, “Emerging Accelerator Architectures with Application to Complex Systems Simulation”, July 2014
  • Invited talk at Agents and Simulated Reality Group in DFKI Saarbruecken, “Complex Systems Simulation on Emerging Parallel Architectures”, July 2014
  • Poster at Harmony COMBINE, “The SpineML toolchain: Enabling computational neuroscience through flexible tools for creating, sharing, and simulating neural models”, Manchester (UK), July 2014


  • Poster at SfN (Presented by Alex Cope), “The SpineML toolchain for the creation of spiking neural networks”, San Diego, November 2013
  • Poster Presented at CIBD, “Osteolytica: Osteolytic Lesion Analysis Software”, Miami, November 2013
  • Poster Presented at Remote Sensing from Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, “A UAV for RIver Habitat Surveys”, Worcester, July 2013
  • Second place winner of SET for Britain 2013 Engineering category at the House of Commons EPSRC News article, March 2013 News Link


  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Journees Francophones sur les Systemes Multi-Agents (JFSMA 2012), “Massive scale agent based simulation with FLAME GPU”, Le-Havre, France 2012
  • Poster Presented at eFUTURES Building Bridges to Brains, “A toolchain for creation of spiking neural networks utilising NineML - a tool independent XML model description format”, Edinburgh, November 2012
  • Invited Speaker at MESAS Seminar Series, “Massive scale agent based simulation with FLAME GPU”, August 2012
  • Invitation to join the internal stakeholder group for the Faculty of Engineering Strategy, July 2012
  • Awarded a place on the Sheffield Crucible program residential workshops, Chesterfield, March, May and July 2012
  • Poster at the GPU Technology Conference (Presented by Twin Karmakharm), “High Performance Pedestrian Multi-Simulation Using a GPU Cluster”, San Jose, 14-17th May 2012
  • Invited Speaker at HPC@Sheffield, “Agent based simulation using CUDA”, Sheffield, April 2012
  • Winner of Tony Atkinson Award, “Ideas to Enterprise” Group Project (SoCab - Social Enterprise Taxi Business Proposal), Sheffield Enterprise School, March 2012
  • Invited Speaker, “Making the most out of my postdoc”, Humanities Research Institute Sheffield, 29th March 2012


  • FLAME GPU Demonstration (by Twin Karmakharm), UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2011, York
  • Invited Talk at University of Southampton (Intelligence, Agent, Multimedia Group) “Massive Scale Agent Based Simulation with FLAME GPU”, 14th July 2011
  • Invited Demonstrator at BAE Technology Conference, “Innovations Live”, London, 26th May 2011


  • Poster Presented at the GPU Technology Conference, “High Performance Agent-Based Simulation with FLAME for the GPU”, San Jose, September 2010 poster
  • Workshop Organiser Talk Given, “Future Research Directions in Agent Based Modelling”, University of Leeds 15th June 2010
  • Software Demonstration, “FLAME simulating Large Populations of Agents on Parallel Platforms”, AAMAS 2010 Demos Session, Toronto, Canada, May 2010
  • Awarded PhD after minor corrections, Thesis Title: Flexible High Performance Agent Based Modelling on Graphics Card Hardware


  • Invitation to Attend a Drinks Reception at the Home Office with Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office (Paul Wiles), London, December 2009
  • Poster and Demonstration and the RCUK eScience All Hands Conference, Oxford, December 7-9th 2009
  • Invited Talk at the Austrian Institute of Technology (Mobility Group), Vienna, December 3rd 2009, “Flexible Agent Based Simulation for Pedestrian Modelling on GPU Hardware”
  • INSTINCT Technology Showcase Event, November 2009
  • Poster Presented at AAMAS 2009 Conference, “A High Performance Agent Based Modelling Framework on Graphics Card Hardware with CUDA”


  • Poster Presented, “GPU Agent Based Frameworks for Real Time Simulation and Rendering of Massive Populations”, Game Republic Student Showcase Poster, Bradford April 2008


  • Membership of the STEMNET Science and Engineering Ambassador (SEA) Program
  • Online Exhbition, “Java Boids Simulator”, WEB3DART 2007 Exhibition, Web3D Symposium, the 12th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, April 15-18, 2007 University of Perugia, Umbria, Italy
  • e- Seminar Talk, “GIS and Drug Dealing”, Invited Talk for the Global WUN GIS Acadamy, ICOSS, Sheffield


  • Demonstration, “Agent Based Modelling 2006”, Java Boids simulator for presentation at the Royal Society London