Research Engineering at The Alan Turing Institute

Talks

The Research Engineering team has two talk series:

  • Lunchtime Tech Talks, which take place most Wednesdays Tuesdays over lunch (12:30 start).
  • Data Science Skills sessions, which take place at 10:00 on Thursdays.

If you are in the Turing, please feel free to drop by: we gather by our desks just beforehand.

Lunchtime Tech Talk schedule

If nothing is indicated, then some of us will be doing some fun hacking anyway.


Month Date   Speaker Topic (if known)
September        
  4      
  11   Radka notes from StanCon
  18   Nick Some things I learned in Australia
  25   Angus + Nick AIrsenal
October        
  2   James G Normality (I am confused!)
  9   Evelina Writing a web app the functional way
  16      
  23      
  30   Louise Championing reproducibility
November        
  6   James G The Y combinator
  13      
  20   Giovanni + Dave Living with Machines
  27      
December        
  4      
  11      
  18      

Data Science Skills schedule


Date Speaker Topic
03/05/18 Giovanni Crash course on Spark
10/05/18 Oliver The Kokkos Parallelization Framework
17/05/18 Angus Bayesian Cross Validation
24/05/18    
31/05/18 Nick Frequentist statistics in particle physics
07/06/18 Evelina Hands on: Introduction to functional programming with F#

Requests for tech talks


The following topics have been requested or suggested! If you would like to lead a discussion on any of these, please let James Geddes know.

  • Everyone’s project
  • Upcoming projects
  • Python programming in the large
  • Cox/Hawkes processes
  • Changepoint detections
  • Flask
  • Unity (3D)
  • Containerisation
  • Connectomics
  • Spark
  • Monads
  • Category theory
  • Functional reactive programming
  • What happened to Smalltalk?
  • d3.js