Natural Language Processing in Python: a two-day course

On the 14th and the 15th of June 2021, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Next-Generation Computational Modelling arranged a two-day intensive workshop on Natural Language Processing in Python.        Natural Language Processing (NLP) seeks to obtain actionable insights from often vast amounts of language data, and has seen heightened …

Stand and Deliver: Making Effective Presentations

A one-day coaching course by VOX Coaching took place on Wednesday 10 March 2021. “For many, it is a terrifying prospect to stand up and speak in front of an audience. This course teaches techniques for managing nerves, rehearsing and preparing, enabling participants to speak compellingly under pressure. Students will come away …

QTech Theory group with Simon Benjamin, Tyson Jones and Balint Koczor

Scientific computing and Noisy, intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) machines On 10th February 2021, we had the privilege of hearing from Prof Simon Benjamin’s QTech Theory group from the Materials Department at the University of Oxford. Their Quantum Exact Simulation Toolkit, QuEST, is the first open source simulator of universal quantum …

Dr James Harrison: How my PhD prepared me for working in a non-profit foundation

James graduated from the University of Southampton in 2018 with an NGCM funded thesis in theoretical particle physics involving both mathematical as well as data-science work and high-performance computing. He then decided to leave academia and took on a role as data analyst and developer at Flowminder, a Swedish non-profit …

NGCM SEMINAR with James Harrison: How my PhD prepared me for working in a non-profit foundation.

This event took place on Wednesday 20 January 2021, 13:00 to 14:30 via Microsoft Teams. Dr James Harrison was an NGCM student at the University of Southampton, and completed his PhD in 2018. James’ PhD research was in the field of Lattice QCD (computational particle physics), supervised by Prof. Andreas …

NGCM Seminar: Data Science and Cloud Tools for Social Science

On November 18th 2020 Dr Graham Hesketh, founder and CTO of the data science and cloud technology start-up Opsmorph, gave a talk on the transition from academia to data science for social science problems in industry. Dr Hesketh’s presentation discussed the transition from academic scientific computing to data science in …

NGCM Seminar: Data Science and Cloud Tools for Social Problems

As part of our ongoing NGCM seminar series Dr Graham Hesketh presented a seminar on ‘Data Science and Cloud Tools for Social Problems’; this took place online on Wednesday 18 November 2020 Dr Graham Hesketh is the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Opsmorph, a data science and cloud technology …