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Thomas Rogers

Tom Rogers

MRes TITLE

Autodetection of Threats in Transit: Making X-ray scanners intelligent

PREVIOUS DEGREE

MSci (1st Hons) in Physics with Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London

PREVIOUS JOBS

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...

Banbury (UK)


WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

During final year of degree and after working at DSTL, I decided that I wanted to take the mathematical and computational tools developed at undergraduate and apply them to interesting, real-life problems. At the same time I wanted to progress academically and UCL SECReT allowed me to do so, whilst maintaining the security aspect from DSTL.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in image processing, machine vision, machine learning and X-ray detection, with an application to cargo scanning and border security. My MRes project will be looking at developing machine vision/learning models and using X-ray scanners to automatically detect threats (e.g. narcotics, stowaways, radioactive materials, currency, firearms) inside cargo containers.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

Growing facial hair (Movember), pub, football watching, friends & family.

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

To continue working on new and exciting problems in security science, whether that be in industry or academia.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

My MRes project is part-funded by Rapiscan Systems, but I would welcome contact from any organisation or individual with similar research interests.

AWARDS

  • Special Prize in Computational Physics, Imperial College 2011
  • Tessella Prize for Software, Imperial College 2012

PUBLICATIONS

N. S. Blunt, T. W. Rogers, J. Spencer, W. M. C. Foulkes. Density matrix quantum Monte Carlo. Phys. Rev. A (2013). Submitted.

MSci research presented at Quantum Monte Carlo in the Apuan Alps VII, July 2012

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Future Security 2012, Bonn.

CONTACT

Linkedin: thomaswrogers

GitHub: TWRogers