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February 24, 2009

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Gokop Goteng

***Mitchell Hall, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AL, UK Mobile Number: +44(0)796*******, Email:

Date of Birth: 17 April 1975, Sex: Male


Feb. 2006 - Feb. 2009 Cranfield University, Cranfield, England

PhD in Grid Computing

The title of the research is ‘Development of a Grid Service for Multi-objective Design Optimisation’. This project uses Globus Toolkit and Condor in Linux Grid Cluster to develop a problem solving environment for providing and sharing technical data during design optimisation. The OGSA based on SOA is used to provide services for mathematical model building and link the model to NSGA-II Optimisation algorithm. This prototype can be used for computationally and data intensive applications in the oil and gas, banking and weather simulations.

2003 – 2004 Cranfield University, Cranfield, England

MSc in IT For Product Realisation

Main Subjects taught were Product Definition (CAD), Product Evaluation and Manufacture, Product Data Management, and Component Software Technology.

Group Project: ‘A400M Manufacturing Layout Optimisation’

Sponsor: Airbus UK

Thesis: Grid-enabled Engineering Design Optimisation within an Extended Enterprise

Sponsor: Cranfield University UK

2001 – 2003 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria

MSc in Computer Science

Thesis: ‘Integrity Constraints in Distributed Database Systems: A Case Study of The Board of Internal Revenue’

1992 – 1997 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria

BTech(Hons) Computer Science (2:1)

Dissertation: ‘Cross Number Base Operations‘


August 2007 - Dec. 2007 Toyota UK

Position: Software Engineer


I used VBA to develop a complete Budget and Cost software that captures all the sales, profit and lost accounts transactions.

July 2006 - Sep. 2006 National e-Science Centre (NeSC) , University of Edinburgh, UK

Position: PhD Internship


As the winner of UK Grid Computing competition, I did 6 weeks internship with National e-Science Centre (NeSC) Edinburgh where I worked on gLite middleware, Gobus and Condor deployments. I worked on how to use OGSA protocols to develop grid applications based on SOA at NeSC.

June 2005 – Feb. 2006 Cranfield University, England

Position: Software Engineer / Researcher


My duties included object oriented software design/development and Research in Collaborative Systems for Concurrent Engineering. I developed collaborative software for OEM to collaborate with suppliers using VB.Net and MySQL database server.

1998-2003 Information Systems & eCommerce Ltd, Kano, Nigeria

Head of Department / IT Consultant


I was the head of the IT Department.

PUBLICATIONS 1. Goteng, G., Tiwari, A. and Roy, R. (2007). Grid computing for engineering optimisation and simulation: Applications for oil & gas reservoir exploration. Petroleum Training Journal (PTJ), Forum of PTI Management and Training Managers in the Nigerian Petroleum Sector with the assistance of Chevron Nigeria Limited and the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Nigeria, vol. 4, no. 1, 52-66, ISSN: 1595-9104.

2. Goteng, G., Tiwari, A. and Roy, R. (2008). Virtualisation of grid services for multidisciplinary optimisation in aerospace industry. In: Cranfield Multi-Strand Conference: Creating Wealth Through Research and Innovation (CMC-2008), Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK, 6-7 May, 6 pages.

3. Goteng, G., Tiwari, A. and Roy, R. (2009). Grid Services for Multi-objective Optimisation In: CIRP Design Conference: (CIRP-2009), Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK, March, 2009.

4. Roy, R., Tiwari, A., Tafesse-Azene, Y. and Goteng, G. (2008). Evolutionary computing in engineering design. In: Laha, D. and Mandal, P. (eds.). Handbook of computational intelligence in manufacturing and production management, ISBN: 978-1-59904-582-5, 167-184, Information Science Reference, USA.

5. Tiwari, A., Goteng, G. and Roy, R. (2007). Evolutionary computing within grid environment. In: Jain, L.C., Palade, V. and Srinivasan, D. (eds.). Advances in Evolutionary Computing for System Design, ISBN: 978-3-540-72376-9, 229-248, Springer, Germany.

Summary of Experience I have been working on the Linux cluster for the past 4 years. My MSc. Thesis was in Grid Computing application area in which I developed software for multi-objective design optimisation using C++ and awk/php languages. In my PhD I networked 8 computers from scratch (Linux installation, configuration and deployment) as my Grid Computing prototype named DECGrid (Decision Engineering Centre Grid). I also installed and configured Globus Toolkit which I used in the cluster as my grid middleware and Condor which I used as my scheduler. I combined condor with SGE and PBS schedulers to compare their performances.

I have strong background in Mathematics and Physics. I have A1 in Mathematics and A1 in Physics in my SSCE (equivalence of GSCE). I currently train/teach GSCE students in mathematics.

I have a great passion for the grid technology used for modelling and simulation of computationally and data intensive applications to solve real life problems and that was what propelled me to enter the 2006 UK Grid computing Competition in which I won first prize with the project “Combating Global Terrorism with the World Wide Grid”. I have developed a grid-enabled and web-enabled software prototype using C++ and java that brings together multidisciplinary experts to collaborate through sharing of resources to optimise designs. A Linux grid cluster of 8 computers is used to demonstrate the capability of the prototype. I have also worked with Toyota to develop a budget and accounting software for the finance department. My experience in developing a collaborative software prototype for Cranfield University under the Innovative Manufacturing Research Councils (IMRC) project is also valuable. The prototype allows Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to collaborate and make changes to design specifications with their suppliers. My programming strengths are in C/C++, Java, PHP, HTML/XML, C# and VB.Net. I used MySQL and PostgreSQL as database servers in my PhD. My PhD is in Development of a Grid Service for Multi-objective Design Optimisation.

AWARDS/PRIZES 1. First Prize UK Grid Computing Competition (2006)

This competition was organised by DTI-Intellect, British Computer Society and Microsoft. The title of my project for the competition is ‘Combating Global Terrorism with the World Wide Grid’.

2. PTDF International PhD Scholarship to UK (2005)

3. PTDF International MSc Scholarship to UK (2003)

4. Mobil Oil Undergraduate Scholarship Award (1994)

5. Chevron Oil Undergraduate Scholarship Award (1993)

6. Named in 2009 edition of Marquis’s Who’s Who in The World.


Software Packages and Design / Analytical packages: Microsoft Office, CorelDraw, SPSS, UML, Rational Rose, I-DEAS, SAP R/3, Matlab, Fuzzy CLIPS, Relational Databases (MS Access & Oracle)

Programming : C, C++, Java, Fortran, BASIC, XML, HTML, Visual Studio .NET (VB.NET, J#.NET, C#.NET, C++.NET, J++.NET), PHP, Javascript.

Operating Systems: Windows family, NT4.0, Windows 2000 Server/Professional, UNIX/Linux.

Professional Memberships British Computer Society and IEEE Computer Society.

Presentations/Seminars 1. I presented a paper in a seminar entitled ‘Grid Computing for Multidisciplinary Optimisation’ at the University of Edinburgh on the 19th of September, 2007.

2. I presented my award winning framework (Combating Global Terrorism with the World Wide Grid) at The Microsoft European Innovation Day in Brussels in November, 2006.

3. I attended a seminar on IBM HPC Blade programming in the University of Edinburgh in October 2006.

4. I have presented and chaired sessions of research activities in our Research Centre

5. I have had contributions and meetings with Milton Keynes Police on how to mount CCTVs at strategic sites to check youth anti-social behaviours.


Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari Manufacturing Department Cranfield University, Building 50 MK43 0AL

UK Prof. Rajkumar Roy

Manufacturing Department

Cranfield University

Building 50

MK43 0AL


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