James Hetherington

James is the founding head of UCL’s Research Software Engineering Group, the first such group in the UK, and the Director of Research Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

Across these two institutions, he leads a team of twenty research software engineers and data scientists contributing to a huge range of data- and compute-intensive research. They build and use tools to analyse and present large research datasets, and create complex simulations running on state of the art supercomputers. Fields addressed include ancient Mesopotamian history, graph theoretical approaches to modeling chemical catalysis, intensive care big data, compressive sensing for the Square Kilometer Array, the history of trans-oceanic journalistic exchanges, data intensive engineering, brain blood flow simulations and DNA crime scene analysis statistics.

Talks

Research Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute

by Director of Research Engineering, The Alan Turing Institute

Dr James Hetherington, Director of Research Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute, will talk about how the Research Engineering department at the Turing, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, helps to turn cutting edge research into real world impact.

Workshop: Sentic Computing: Symbolic and Subsymbolic AI for Sentiment Analysis

by Director of Research Engineering, The Alan Turing Institute

Dr James Hetherington, Director of Research Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, will lead an open discussion on standards and models for processing sensitive data at scale, introducing experiences from collaborations with Microsoft Research and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.

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