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Research Programming Technical Social December 2016

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XLG1 & Nyholm rooms

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20 Gordon Street

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Wednesday 7th December 2016: Dr Jonathan Cooper

Are you a UCL student or staff member who builds or maintains software for research?

Would you like to? Is writing code part of your scientific or scholarly life?

Please join us for the UCL 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.

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

  • 1700-1740: Short talk on a tool, program, environment, language or technique of general interest to programming researchers.
  • 1740-1830: Discussion of a matter of interest to programming researchers, inspired by the talk, over pizza and drinks.

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Wednesday 7th December 2016: Dr Jonathan Cooper: Cardiac Electrophysiology Web Lab

Abstract: I will discuss some of the technologies behind https://chaste.cs.ox.ac.uk/WebLab - an online environment for comparing how models of heart cells react under different experimental protocols. Building this has involved a wide range of tools, including Cython for solving ODEs, Celery for orchestrating experiment runs, Tomcat for the server, and web visualisations with Flot and Highcharts. The talk will cover what I used these for, and some thoughts on my experiences.

Previous events

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

Find out more on the UCL Research Programming Hub website.

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XLG1 & Nyholm rooms

Department of Chemistry

20 Gordon Street

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WC1H 0AJ

United Kingdom

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