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Research Programming Technical Socials

In these informal events, you can learn about useful tools and techniques which will help with your research while meeting other students and staff who use computers for science.

We’re looking for volunteers to lead these events in 2018-19. If you’re interested please contact us through the Slack forum.

These are held monthly, usually 17.00-18.30, with a format as follows:

  • Short talk on a tool, program, environment, language or technique of general interest to programming researchers.
  • Discussion inspired by the talk, over pizza and drinks.
  • Optionally retire to an appropriate social venue.

Upcoming events:

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Speaker Title
Dr Tom Dowrick Software Engineering for Novel Surgical Devices and Technique Wednesday 17th October 2018, 5pm-6:30pm 24 Gordon Square, Room 105, UCL Register on Eventbrite to attend
Prof Luca Viganò TBA Wednesday 21st November 2018, 5pm-6:30pm 25 Gordon Square, Room 107, UCL Registration not open yet
TBA TBA Wednesday 19th December 2018, 5pm-6:30pm 25 Gordon Square, Room 107, UCL Registration not open yet

Previous talks:

Date Speaker
July 2018 Dr Jeremy Cohen Running Scientific Applications on HPC Infrastructure Using Singularity: A Case Study  
June 2018 Dr Chris Richardson Interfacing Python to C++: some experiences with the FEniCS Project Slides
May 2018 Dr Peter Bloomfield The Machine Intelligence Garage; removing barriers from the AI startup ecosystem Slides
April 2018 Prof. Anthony Steed Rise, Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality  
March 2018 Dr Stewart Martin-Haugh Throwing away 99.999975% of your data: triggering at the ATLAS experiment Slides
January 2018 Dr Tomas Petricek The Gamma: Democratising data science Slides
November 2017 Dr Olivia Guest Gerrymandering and computational redistricting Slides
October 2017 Dr Marc Warner AI in the cloud with SherlockML  
July 2017 Dr Jeremy Metz Image processing in the biological sciences: classical vs machine learning approaches  
May 2017 Dr Wadud Miah Modern Fortran for Computational Science Slides
April 2017 Dr Daniel Buchan Deploying your data analysis pipelines as services for others  
March 2017 Dr Daniel Hanlon iRODS Slides
January 2017 Dr Vince Knight Property based testing in a research setting



December 2016 Dr Jonathan Cooper Cardiac Electrophysiology Web Lab Slides
November 2016 Dr Kris De Meyer Monte-Carlo with Julia in the Cloud Slides
October 2016 Dr Gabriele Pierantoni Information Flows: a possible direction for the future of scientific computational infrastructures Slides
July 2016 Dr Thomas Kluyver Experiences from the Jupyter development team  
June 2016 James Geddes Cellular: A proposal for less awful models Slides
May 2016 Prof Tony Hey The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Science Slides
April 2016 Dr Tom Doel Data sharing with GIFT-Cloud Slides
March 2016 Ms Raquel Alegre Making sense of geospatial data with CartoDB maps Slides
February 2016 Dr Jeremy Appleyard Profiling GPU code Slides
January 2016 Dr Derek Groen FabSim: facilitating computational research through automation on large-scale and distributed e-infrastructures. Slides
December 2015 Dr Dan Buchan Write Less Code Slides
November 2015 Dr Marzia Rivi Parallel programming: a brief discussion Slides
October 2015 Dr Ian Sillitoe Scalable Web Engineering at UCL Slides
September 2015
Dr Ulf Schiller Numerical Approximation, Friend or Foe? Slides