Dennis K. Peters

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B.Eng. (Memorial), M.Eng., PhD (McMaster), FEC, SMIEEE, P. Eng. 

  • Interim Associate Vice-president (Academic)
Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-8246
Em: dpeters[at]
Office: AA-3047

  • Computer System Verification and Validation
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Parallel Processing Architecture and Applications
  • Simulation
  • Software Design and Specification
Research Interests

Software design, high-performance computing, marine simulation.

Personal Profile

Dr. Dennis Peters is the interim associate vice-president (academic) at Memorial University. He has been a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1998. His research involves techniques for design and verification of software and computer systems, with a particular focus on high-performance computing, real-time applications and parallel or distributed processing.

Dr. Peters is an active volunteer in the professional engineering community in Canada. He is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL), the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) and the IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section.

His teaching activity is primarily in the area of software, ranging from introductory programming courses to advanced topics such as real-time operating systems and concurrent programming.

When he can get away from his work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. As weather and schedule permit he enjoys sailing his C&C 30 Sea Plus Plus around the beautiful bays of Newfoundland.


Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) CHECE Canadian Leadership and Service Award, 2019

Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador's (PEGNL) Award for Service, 2018

Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador's (PEGNL) Teaching Award 2011

IEEE J. J. Archambault Eastern Canada Merit Award 2010

Fellow of Engineers Canada

Research Highlights

Current research projects:

  • Digital Oilfield Education
  • Safety @ Sea (Brian Veitch principal investigator)
  • Fillmore Software
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