Dr Andrew Edmondson, University of Birmingham
Software, theology, high performance computing, AI and RSEConUK 2019
Dr Edmondson will talk about running a research software group, supporting and commissioning new HPC and AI services, being the chair of UK Research Software Engineer Association 2019 and his research into New Testament manuscript relationships using Phylogenetics. How much he will talk about each of these is left in the hands of the audience!
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About the speaker
Dr Edmondson started his career as a software engineer and team leader at QinetiQ, after completing an MMath at the University of Oxford. He left QinetiQ to complete a BA in Theology at Birmingham Christian College and is now nearing the end of a part-time PhD in New Testament Textual Criticism at the University of Birmingham. His PhD is an analysis of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (a computer-aided method from the Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung in Münster designed to handle complete sets of textual evidence and to identify their initial text and textual history) using Phylogenetics. Ed is also the Programme Chair of the 2019 UK RSE Conference.
- 17:00-17:45: Short talk on a tool, program, environment, language or technique of general interest to programming researchers.
- 17:45-18:30: Discussion of a matter of interest to programming researchers, inspired by the talk, over pizza and drinks.
About KQ Codes Technical Socials
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