Curriculum Vitae

Here is my resume. It’s also available below in Adobe PDF format and as a separate HTML page.

There’s also more information about me and some of my work projects.

Tim Oliver

39a Woodville Gardens
London W5 2LL
Home: 020 8810 9280 Mobile: 07879 637 074


  • Over 20 years computing experience; 12 years experience programming parallel and distributed computer systems.

  • Administering PCs: from initial specification and assembly to OS and application installation and configuration, networking and maintenance.

  • Wide experience of administering and using Linux systems and other open source software.

  • Developed software distribution website using Zope CMS.

Software research and development

  • Designed and implemented distributed framework using CORBA and C++ to support an existing parallel application in a heterogeneous distributed computing environment.

  • Investigated use of emerging distributed object technologies for scientific computing, especially CORBA, Java, servlets, web servers and browsers.

  • Developed a portable parallel I/O performance test suite using Fortran90 and MPI-2.

  • Designed a C version of an existing large Fortran scientific library: resolve language differences, minimize effort through automatic code generation and checking, documentation design and production. This library is now a Fujitsu product.

  • Designed and implemented an object-based library for distributed sparse matrices using C and MPI. This library was used in a commercial oil reservoir simulator.

  • Investigated methodology and design of algorithms for fine-grained, highly parallel computer systems. Awarded Ph.D. for this work.

  • Designed and developed cutting-edge scientific numerical library for distributed computer systems.


  • Developed and taught intensive 1–5 day courses on parallel programming for industry.

  • Developed and taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses in programming, computer architectures and parallel programming.


  • Leading bible study, Sunday School and youth club groups at church.

  • Enthusiastic traveller who enjoys organising expeditions. Modes of travel have included bicycle, sailing boats, and public transport. I have explored Europe, Scandinavia, Central America, and spent one year travelling through the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and South East Asia.

  • Walking, camping, sailing, cycling, swimming, music and reading.



Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology, London
Website developer


Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology, London
Research Scientist


University of Liverpool
Research Associate and Honorary Lecturer



University of Liverpool
Ph.D. – Computational Mathematics


University of Cambridge
BA – Natural Sciences/Computer Science

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Last updated May 26, 2004
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