Joshua Dawes

Doctoral Student at CERN & Manchester


The best way to contact me is my CERN inbox.


Supervised by Dr Giles Reger (Manchester), Dr Giovanni Franzoni (CERN) and Dr Andreas Pfeiffer (CERN)

One of the main results of my research is the VyPR tool (see below).

Results of Research

VyPR - a prototype framework for automated performance analysis of Python programs and web services

VyPR, one of the main results of my research, is a growing project at the CMS Experiment at CERN. You can see VyPR-related news below.


November 2019 - Omar Javed from USI joined the CMS Experiment to work on a project based on VyPR.

Technical Reports
CERN Students

In line with my research, I supervise CERN Students (Summer and Erasmus) on software performance analysis projects. Information on the summer student programme, including how to apply, can be found here.

My students include:

StudentUniversityProject titleTalk and Report
Per SundeUniversity of OsloTimed Pushdown Automata for Offline Runtime VerificationTalk PDF
Marta HanUniversity of ZagrebDevelopment of Analysis Tools for VyPR Talk PDF
Jurgis RancevasUniversity of VilniusAutomated Release Validation of the CMS Experiment's Conditions Upload Service
Outreach and Public Engagement

Allowing students to see the cutting-edge of the subjects that they study, so that they can see exactly where they can go with what they study, is vital.

Details of my involvement in Computer Science outreach will appear here.