Leaderboard

N/A, University of St Andrews/Imperial College London
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About Leaderboard

Hi, I'm Leaderboard. MSc student in Advanced Computing at Imperial College London. 

I've graduated from St Andrews in Computer Science and Mathematics, and spent my third year abroad at Purdue University (Report 6 on GitHub describes my experience there!). My research interests lie in computer architecture, operating systems and compiler optimisations, and last summer I analysed the effects of compiler optimisations on the run-time performance of different applications. A write-up on this is available at https://github.com/Leader-board/Reports/blob/master/Report%205%20-%20Compiling%20and%20optimising%20Laidlaw.pdf.

In the summer of 2020, I looked at the angle of multithreaded programs, which includes analysing OS schedulers and seeing their run-time impact on performance.

I am a/an:

Alum: Undergraduate Programme

Area of Expertise

Computer Science Mathematics

Research Topic

Computer Science

Laidlaw Cohort Year

2020 2019

University

University of St Andrews

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes

Yes

Intro Content

Report Computer Science Technology

Compiling and optimising - effects of different flags on performance of C(++) applications

It is usually the fact that when a C program is compiled using the /O1, /O2 or with another optimisation setting, the performance increases. But what exactly in that flag makes all the difference? Turns out that the answer is not that obvious.

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Leadership STEM Research

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University of St Andrews

Recent Comments

May 11, 2021
Replying to Leaderboard

I don't think the "Good Business Checklist" is achieved when sponsorship isn't obtained, because that reduces diversity by effectively disallowing international students from applying*.

* I know that the presence of the Graduate Route would technically allow application, but it is still not ideal because the Graduate Route is fairly costly to apply and can only be done once. 

P.S: I can't seem to edit posts - it would be nice if this could be enabled.

May 11, 2021
Replying to Leaderboard

I don't think the "Good Business Checklist" is achieved when sponsorship isn't obtained, because that reduces diversity by effectively disallowing international students from applying*.

* I know that the presence of the Graduate Route would technically allow application, but it is still not ideal because the Graduate Route is fairly costly to apply and can only be done once. 

At least I think that it needs to be explicit in the "Good Business Document", something like "as far as possible, nationality will not be a factor" or something like that, and give an explicit reason if this cannot be fulfilled, so that people understand why that's the case. I would be a bit more sympathetic if government issues prevent the company from hiring internationals (even though the RMLT has been abolished for one), but I wouldn't be if the company won't do so solely because of the additional fees involved.
It's the same with the other requirements mentioned in the document (such as health benefits) - can a company dispense with them? Indeed they could. Would it be good to do so? No. 

I think it is important to see from the applicant's side - won't they feel discriminated? Thankfully the situation is not as bad as in the US (where this kind of implicit discrimination is widespread), but I think it should still be noted. 

May 07, 2021

I don't think the "Good Business Checklist" is achieved when sponsorship isn't obtained, because that reduces diversity by effectively disallowing international students from applying*.

* I know that the presence of the Graduate Route would technically allow application, but it is still not ideal because the Graduate Route is fairly costly to apply and can only be done once. 

Sep 14, 2020

It's hard for me to understand what you are trying to say, because the music is dominant.