Mantas Mikaitis

Department of Mathematics

Alan Turing Building

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road, Manchester

M13 9PL, United Kingdom

I am a Research Associate with Numerical Linear Algebra Group at the University of Manchester, working with Professor Nicholas J. Higham. In the 2019/20 academic year I was an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow with the same group. I received a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computer Science in 2016 and a PhD degree in Computer Science in 2020, both from the University of Manchester.

During my doctoral degree I was part of two neuromorphic computing projects called SpiNNaker and SpiNNaker 2, that aim to build efficient spiking neural network simulators. There I explored numerical aspects of SpiNNaker software and developed hardware accelerators for elementary functions in SpiNNaker 2.

My research interests include computer arithmetic and related topics. I occasionally contribute to the NLA group blog.


Nov 23, 2020 I wrote a new blog post on simulating stochastic rounding in IEEE 754-compliant arithmetics. It is published here.
Nov 12, 2020 A new paper titled “Numerical Behavior of NVIDIA Tensor Cores” that I co-authored with Max Fasi, Nick Higham and Srikara Pranesh was accepted to appear in PeerJ Computer Science. Preprint is available here.
Oct 20, 2020 CPFloat, a library for simulating low precision floating-point arithmetics with various rounding modes, was released today. This was developed in collaboration with Massimiliano Fasi. Preprint is available here.