Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Benedict Gaster (cuberoo_)

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Dr Benedict R. Gaster is a senior lectuer at University of West of England, he is the directory of the Bristol Computing Lab, which within he also leads the Physical Computing group. He research focuses on the design embedded platforms for IoT, he is the co-founder of Bristol LoRaWAN a low power wide area network for Bristol city, is the technical lead for city wide project on city pollution monitoring for communities, having developed UWE Sense a hardware platform for cheap sensing, which launches in December 2017. Along with his PhD students and in collaboration with UWE's music tech department, is developing a new audio platform based on ARM micro-controllers using the Rust programming language to build faster and more secure sound!

Previously Benedict work at Qualcomm and AMD where he was a co-designer on the programming language OpenCL, including the lead developer on AMD OpenCL compiler. He has a PhD in computer science for his work on type systems for extensible records and variants. He has published extensively, has given numerous presentations, including one last year at FOSDEM on LoRaWAN Bristol.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Rustarm AKA A project looking at Rust for Embedded Systems
Rust on embedded platforms
Sunday K.4.401 Hardware Enablement 10:00 10:30