Jane Hillston's Research Interests

My primary research interest is the Markovian process algebra PEPA,and its use for the performance modelling of computer and communication systems. Much of my work has focussed on the relationship between the compositional structures of the process algebra and structure in the underlying Markov process, especially in cases when this relationship can be exploited in order to ease the solution of the Markov process.

More recently I have been considering new applications for stochastic process algebra, particularly those related to systems biology. This has lead to consideration of new analysis techniques, particularly those based on fluid approximation and to the development of some new languages in the PEPA family, particularly Bio-PEPA and HYPE.

My recent grants include:

Some of my recent papers can be found on this page.

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If you are interested in a project on any of these topics (Inf4, MSc or PhD) then please contact me.

Jane Hillston (Jane.Hillston@ed.ac.uk)

Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science,
School of Informatics,
Informatics Forum,
10 Crichton Street,
University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh EH8 9AB, UK.

(+44) 0131-650-5199