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SES Newsletter November 2016
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An Exciting Close to a Big Year


Welcome to the final SES newsletter for 2016. It's been a big year for us as we debuted our first 'Spotlight On...' instalments and ran 14 research case studies ranging from Oilfield simulations to Wireless Communications and Cancer Therapies on the SES showcase.  We also kicked-off our Data Dialogue series in Cambridge, followed by Oxford on September 29th.  When Research Crosses Borders brought a huge range of researchers together to network and discuss the challenges of sharing/moving research data in an international context.  The event covered data reliability in foreign countries, challenges with international law, working with foreign governments, and the ethics of undertaking research with foreign subjects.

If you'd like a more personal review of the day, make sure to read Elizabeth Kullmann's blog post on the website, writing from her perspective as a researcher in Criminology.


Our final event for the year, At War with Data is coming up soon and tickets are selling out fast! "Cyber security, open source intelligence, web science, bioinformatics and crime science…all modern and relevant terms in the UK research landscape, and all with one thing in common: Data. Why are researchers interested in accessing publicly available data? What are they doing with anonymised, confidential data? How can open data provide us with intelligence? How can data from one field of research be used in another?" We'd love to see you at the finale to this trilogy of events on December 7th at King's College London.  Speakers include (amongst others):

  • Prof. Charlotte Roueché (Classics, KCL) on Old Data? The Functions of Cultural Heritage Data in Warfare,
  • Prof. Kate Bowers (Jill Dando Institute, UCL) on The Role of Innovative Data in Advancing Crime Science, and
  • Prof. Thomas Rid (War Studies, KCL) on Hunting Adversaries in a Sea of Data

Lastly, perhaps the most exciting news in recent months has been the successful awarding of £12 million funding to SES institutions from EPSRC to support three new HPC centres: The Cambridge Centre for Data Driven Discovery, The MMM Hub and JADE.  The capabilities of these new machines will enable significant advances in Material Science, Health Informatics, Energy, Transportation, Security, Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Drug design to name a few.  Click below to find out more about the new centres and their capabilities. 

We'd like to thank everyone who has been involved with SES during 2016 and we're looking forward to a busy 2017. Stay tuned for our plans and activities after the new year, and don't forget to forward this on to your colleagues.
 

£12 Million Awarded to SES Institutions to Deliver University HPC

Researchers across SES and the wider UK research community will soon benefit from an influx of funding to support scientific work on computational systems, with high impact in areas such as the environment, technology, and health.  Read more online.

Register for The Data Dialogue: At War with Data

At War with Data takes place this December 7th at King's College London. There are only a few places left, so ensure you register soon via Eventbrite. A full programme is now available to download.

What's New at SES?

HPC in Astronomy
Dr. Sergey Yurchenko explores the benefits and potential of HPC to his research into Exoplanets.
Watch Now
Guest Post
Elizabeth Kullmann from Oxford Criminology talks about her visit to #TheDataDialogue
Read the Post
Tunnel Vision
Iconic wind tunnel aids efforts to help aircraft fly and ships sail more fuel-efficiently
Read More
Spotlight On...
The KPMG Data Observatory: a research tool for visually observing big data collaboratively.
Discover the Event
Spotlight On...
The Nikon Imaging Centre provides cutting edge light microscopy instrumentation.
Read More
Guest Post
Arnaud Koehl from Public Health at Imperial College discusses his research in China.
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