Benedict R. Gaster

University of West of England

Who am i

I am an associate professor at the University of the West of England and co-director of the Computer Science Research Centre within the Deparment of Computer Science and Creative Technology. My main focus of research is in the area of physical computing.

Current research

  • Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and other radio technologies, with application to short range low power, such as BLE, and LPWAN, such as LoRaWAN and its application to building communities.
  • Programming language design, implememtation, and application. Currently I'm particually focused on the design of digital musical instruments and DSP.
  • I also work in the area of GPGPU, compilers, and functional programming. I developed a new CFG abstraction for SIMD execution and a representation of SOA that is easy for programmers, among other things.



email: benedict.gaster at
Snail address:
2Q17, University of West of England
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, UK

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