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About Me

Dr. Dejice Jacob ORCid

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. I am a member of the Glasgow Systems Section (GLASS).

I currently work on the EPSRC funded Capable VMs project. I am researching how to improve software security in Programming Language virtual machines using fine grained CPU hardware capabilities as provided by the CHERI architecture.

Have a look through my Curriculum Vitae to see what I have done professionally so far.

I completed my Ph.D degree in 2020 under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Singer and Prof. Phil Trinder.


The main areas of my research span:

  • Compilers
  • Runtimes
  • Programming Languages
  • Heterogeneous Architectures
  • Secure Computing

My PhD thesis titled Opportunistic acceleration of array-centric Python computation in heterogeneous environments was shortlisted for the SICSA PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland, September 13-14, 2021. The thesis looks at:

  • Mechanisms to automatically JIT compile and accelerate loop constructs
    at runtime in a dynamic language (Python) using GPUs and
  • A cost model to guide the selection of the device to target for JIT compilation.


If you have time to kill, I sometimes muse some inanities on my blog.

Contact Details

I can be reached at :
F101, Sir Alwyn Williams Building
Lilybank Gardens
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

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