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 …

NGCM Seminar: Autonomous Aircraft Technologies at the University of Southampton

On October 14th, 2020, Professor Jim Scanlan of the Computational Engineering and Design Unit at the University of Southampton gave a talk on Southampton’s pioneering work in Unmanned Air System (UAS) technology. Prof. Scanlan’s presentation considered three main topics: upcoming UAS technologies, previous projects on transporting medical supplies, and the …

Astrophysicist to Data Scientist: My journey from academia into commercial and pro-bono data science

CDT- NGCM Seminar with Dr Adam Hill In this CDT-NGCM seminar Adam described his journey from academia to data scientist. He explained how he learned new skills and moved into the rapidly expanding field of data science, both in the business and voluntary sectors. I graduated with a PhD in …

Commercialisation of University Research to Accelerate 5G

CDT- NGCM Seminar with Professor Rob Maunder In this CDT-NGCM seminar Rob shared his thoughts on the promise of 5G mobile communication and described the signal processing bottleneck that it faces. He described his vision for addressing this challenge, which is being realised in the spin-out company, AccelerComm. In the …