A A A

Upcoming Events: UCL Women in Mathematical Sciences

30 October 2014: Women's Lunch

All female 4th year, MSc and PhD Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Staff from the Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistical Science and CoMPLEX are warmly invited to attend. We will provide a delicious lunch in an informal, friendly environment. This is a great opportunity for female students to get to know each other and to meet leading female professionals in mathematical sciences such as statistics, mathematics, computer science etc.

Date

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12.00-14.00.

Room

Room 502, Department of Mathematics, 25 Gordon Street.

26 February 2015: Women's lunch

All female 4th year, MSc and PhD Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Staff from the Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistical Science and CoMPLEX are warmly invited to attend. We will provide a delicious lunch in an informal, friendly environment. This is a great opportunity for female students to get to know each other and to meet leading female professionals in mathematical sciences such as statistics, mathematics, computer science etc.

Date

Thursday, 26th February 2015, 12.00-14.00.

Room

Room 102, Department of Statistical Science, 1-19 Torrington Place.

1 May 2015: Speaker - Rachel McKendry

Title

Harnessing the power of mobile phones and big data for global health

Abstract

Worldwide many infections remain undiagnosed and untreated due to poor diagnostic tools at the point of care. Professor Rachel McKendry will present her research to create a new generation of mobile phone-connected diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. The widespread use of mobile phones could dramatically increase access to testing outside of hospital settings, particularly in developing countries. This research sets the foundations of a global early-warning system, linking the millions of symptoms that are self-reported on the web each day to mobile phone-connected tests, in real-time and with geographically-linked information. This research lies at the cutting edge of infectious diseases, nanotechnology, telecommunications, big data and public health.

Short Bio

Rachel McKendry is Professor of Biomedical Nanotechnology at UCL and holds a joint position at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Division of Medicine. She is Director of i-sense, a national £11M EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases and Director of Biomedicine and Life Sciences at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL. Rachel has won several prestigious fellowships and awards including a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship, Institute of Physics Paterson Media and a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. Most recently, Rachel was awarded a Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements, suitability as a role model and proposal to launch a national competition to create mobile phone apps to inspire women to become leaders in STEM.

Date

Friday, 1 May 2015, 13.00-14.00.

Room

Room 102, 1-19 Torrington Place.

Page last modified on 23 oct 14 16:48