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Guest Post: ISIS – access the atomic-scale Blog Post

Beamtime and Batteries at a World-leading Neutron and Muon source Rebecca Shutt PhD researcher, Advanced Characterisation of Materials Centre for Doctoral Training, UCL and Imperial College London My first interaction with the UK neutron and muon source, ISIS, was to apply for beamtime in November last year (2018).  The experiment: to probe structural changes within battery electrodes whilst they are being cycled, i.e. to watch layers of graphene in disordered carbons “breathe” in response to in situ charging and discharging. I am at the very beginning of my PhD, so when I was granted beamtime my first reaction was to...

Guest Post: Gender Summit 2018 Blog Post

When a variable becomes the question: The changing role of gender in present-day research. Sergio A. Silverio Psychologist & Research Assistant in Qualitative Methods, Institute for Women's Health UCL Gender is becoming an increasingly common aspect of both academic debate and empirical focus across the globe. It still, however, remains a great privilege and pleasure to attend a conference where each and every delegate dedicates their energy, creativity, and intellect to addressing the big (and the small) questions about gender that persist even today. I have spent my so far relatively short career as a qualitative researcher focussing on women’s...

Guest Post: A Vision of the Future Blog Post

Susan Sun is a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and its Applications at the University of Southampton. Her interest is in solar PV and battery systems, and for what cases second-life electric vehicle batteries can truly deliver both financial and environmental benefits. On 14th June, Science and Engineering South held an event on Data Mining: Exploring the Ethical Dilemmas with the University of Southampton. I went because I really hate targeted ads, and yes, I'm one of those people in a moral panic about machine learning perpetuating existing inequalities. However, I‘d also like everyone's...

Guest Post: Inspiring New Science Blog Post

Lei Tan is a PhD student from Queen Mary University of London under the guidance of three supervisors: Prof. Martin Dove, Dr Andrei Sapelkin and Dr Alston Misquitta. She is currently studying the structure of metal chalcogenide nanoclusters, in particular a group called magic-size clusters that have an extremely small size (knowledge of their structures at an atomic level is critical for further understanding).  In her work, Tan combines experiment methods (xray total scattering, neutron scattering) and simulation (DFT and Reverse Mont-Carlo modelling), requiring large amounts of CPU time. She is one of the pilot users of the Thomas supercomputer. I...

Guest Post: Exploring the Materials Genome Blog Post

Currently a PhD candidate in the group of Prof. Angelos Michaelides at UCL, Patrick studied Chemistry (MSc, BSc) at the University of Warwick where his research focused on elucidating the quantum nature of biological light harvesting proteins. He also worked in research for DSM Speciality Resins, where he developed bio-renewable alternatives to polymers sourced from fossil fuels. Patrick’s current research focuses on the application of machine learning algorithms to the development of accurate models for use in molecular dynamics simulations of graphene and other carbon-based materials. It would – I think – be a fair statement to make that our...

Guest Post: a final word on At War with Data Blog Post

Mark Roeling studied psychology (BSc), behaviour genetics (MSc) and genetic epidemiology (MSc) and worked as a junior researcher in the Erasmus MC Rotterdam (Netherlands). He worked as data scientist for Capgemini, where he focused on detecting fraud in e-channels in the banking sector. Now at the University of Oxford, his work has been strongly statistical and  he aims to use his background to test the applicability of methods and models from (genetic) epidemiology to improve the detection of fraud and cybercrime in big data.  As part of my DPhil in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford, I focus on...

Guest Post: Information Disclosure Blog Post

Mark Warner is a PhD researcher based at the Institute of Digital Health at University College London. As part of Privacy&Us, a network of 13 researchers across the EU, he is exploring usable privacy within the healthcare domain. His research is in better understanding and supporting users decision-making around healthcare data disclosures, taking into account both the cost and benefits of disclosure to both the individual and wider society. I am a PhD researcher at UCL’s Institute of Digital Health, exploring the landscape of healthcare data and how technology can be used to better support users making decisions around their...

Guest Post: Global Data from A Public Health Perspective Blog Post

Arnaud Koehl is a PhD researcher based at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. He is interested in finding comprehensive and sustainable pathways for open systems such as transport matrices, energy markets, cities and material flow. His research is about the health and economic co-benefits of interventions to reduce transport related GHG emissions in populous middle income countries. I represent the typical early career researcher focussing on several outer world issues from his London-based office. Even though I’m using modelling as a primary method, I always feel the need to get a more accurate vision of what...

Guest Post: The Nuanced Nature of Data Collection Blog Post

Elizabeth Kullmann is a postgraduate student in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford. Here she talks about her visit to The Data Dialogue: When Research Crosses Borders and what she took away. As a postgraduate student at University of Oxford embarking upon an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, I am rapidly developing a love of data. At the moment the MSc course is mostly taught and seminar-based, however in the final term, we are expected to write a dissertation that may rely on the use - and potentially gathering - of empirical data. As such, the idea of The Data Dialogue...

Guest Post: The Power of Open Data Blog Post

Dr. Kirstie Whitaker is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Brain Mapping Unit at the University of Cambridge with a focus on brain development during the teenage years. Here she talks about her visit to The Data Dialogue: Time to Share and what she took away. I’m a researcher in the Brain Mapping Unit at the University of Cambridge and I spend my days crunching gigabytes of data from magnetic resonance images to see how brain structure changes during adolescence. In the past, human neuroimaging has been really expensive. This has meant we’ve had small groups of participants and these have...

Guest Post: Indeed, it is time to share Blog Post

Stijn Michielse, a visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge (Department of Developmental Psychiatry) from Maastricht University, Netherlands talks about his visit to The Data Dialogue: Time to Share and what he took away. My background is in neurobiological sciences working on a project involving loads of confidential data such as MRI scans, DNA material and medical records, so with great interest I took part in The Data Dialogue in order to learn more about proper data management, documentation and sharing from different viewpoints. Indeed it is Time to Share! Two very relevant topics were raised during the conference:...

Guest Post: Sinan Shi talks #SESBigData Blog Post

Sinan Shi, Research Software Developer at University College London, was among the invited guests at SES's Big Data event. He recaps the day and reflects on the benefits of reaching out of researchers of different disciplines. Big data is probably the one of hottest terms being used in recent years. The scientific community is one of the first communities to become aware of the challenge and opportunity in big data. Data will play a more and more crucial role in the future of scientific research. In this workshop, instead of talking about the details of big data techniques or general big data...