• Cyber Security of the Internet of Things
    Cyber Security of the Internet of Things
    Internet of Things Research Hub
    Distributed Heterogeneous Vertically IntegrateD ENergy Efficient Data centres
  • Sanders
    Smart, adaptive compilation for dark silicion
  • Energy-aware Optimisation for Mobiles
    Energy-aware Optimisation for Mobiles


MetaLab is a group of scientists who explore the properties of hardware and software systems at a meta level. With modern computer systems growing in complexity far beyond the ability of humans to reason about them, this means building machine-based capabilities to model, reason about and control these systems. Our group works on this problem in many different dimensions and across many application domains, ultimately aiming to build a complete fundamental understanding of how we can express and reason about all forms of computational system at a higher level. Members of the group have expertise in research areas spanning cloud computing, datacenters, many-core systems, networking, IoTs, middleware, compilers, and runtime optimisation.

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Recent News

Best Paper Award in CGO 2017!
Metalab researcher, Zheng Wang, has won the best paper award in The International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) 2017.
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MetaLab researcher identifies Android pattern lock vulnerability
Our findings suggest that using Pattern Lock to protect sensitive information could actually be very risky. The popular Pattern Lock
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Metalab researchers organised a xmas lunch at the WaterWitch restaurant
The metalab researchers organised a xmas lunch at the WaterWitch. Everybody enjoyed networking over the food during this festive season.
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MetaLab researcher presents self-assembling software at USENIX OSDI 2016
Dr. Barry Porter, a lecturer in MetaLab, presented our recent research on emergent, self-assembling and self-learning software systems at the
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MetaLab 2016 Welcome Event
Metalab held  a successful event to welcome new members of the group. Researchers from the group gave presentation about their work.
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Metalab hosted seminar by Dr. Pavlos Petoumenos
The Metalab reading group hosted a seminar by Dr Pavlos Petoumenos from University of Edinburgh on 18th of October, 2016.
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