Research Engineering at The Alan Turing Institute


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

Month Date   Speaker Topic (if known)
January 3   James G Counting to infinity
  10   Martin O’R Meltdown and Spectre
  30   James H Rescheduled to March 20 April 17
February 6   Hieu Hoang CUDA
  13   Tomas P Wrattler (an AIDA project)
  20   - No talk - Team is interviewing this day
  27   James G Measure and probability
March 6   Oliver S Scope and binding
  13   Martin O’R Containerisation
  20   Evelina Rescheduled to March 27
  27   Evelina Rescheduled to May 1
April 3      
  10   Giovanni Rescheduled to April 24
  17   James H MPI-based parallelisation
  24   Giovanni Data Science projects best practices
May 1   Evelina Probabilistic programming
  15 Rescheduled to 21   Evelina Notes from conferences: How to do open source
  29   Oliver S Automatic differentiation

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
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! If you would like to lead a discussion on any of these, please let James Geddes know.

  • Everyone’s project
  • Spark
  • Monads
  • What happened to Smalltalk?
  • d3.js
  • Fancy things in R