Network science is the study of how objects interact with each other. Quite often, even simple behaviour at an individual level can lead to extraordinary complex emergent behaviour across a network. Networks appear everywhere. The way we get around on roads, planes, and trains all can be modelled as a network. Similarly the human body can be...
My parents are of Indian heritage. My dad was born in Uganda and arrived in the UK in 1972 as a refugee after the expulsion of South Asians from Uganda. My mum was born in India and met my dad while visiting a friend in the UK. They married and settled just outside London, where I was born and grew up.
What does my family want to know about coronavirus?
Coronavirus has been hitting the headlines since late 2019, and is now at the forefront of many people’s minds. We have a lot of questions, and it can be difficult to find answers. In this episode of the Big Questions podcast, Emily is asking her family what *they* would like to know about coronavirus, and Prof Christl Donnelly (an expert in...
Can we diagnose heart attacks faster?
With one person admitted to hospital every 5 minutes in the UK because of a heart attack, the ability to diagnose and treat them quickly is vital. In this episode of the ‘Big Questions’ podcast, find out how Dr Tingting Zhu is using a machine learning algorithm, trained on 15,000 ECGs, to diagnose heart attacks faster, potentially eliminating...
My background includes a BSc. in Environmental Science at the University of Sheffield and a PhD from Imperial College before working at the NERC Centre for Population Biology and the University of Zurich.
Pete is a mathematician contributing to a range of digital analytics concepts and topics including social media, retail, consumer goods, maritime trade and transport, mobile banking/telco, security, and behavioural analytics sectors. He works within emerging economies developing behaviour-based credit referencing; the retail and supply sectors...
Hindolo is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy and Power Group, within Oxford's Department of Engineering Science. He comes from an Electrical and Uncertainty Engineering background and enjoys applying his assorted skill set to building and maintaining reliable power systems. As a kid, Hindolo wanted to become a Catholic Priest but later...
Using your science to understand volcanic eruptionsVolcanoes are present across the Earth, from the barren wastes of Antarctica to densely populated regions in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and are both spectacular and deadly. But what makes a volcano erupt, and how deadly might that eruption be? By creating a mini-...
Lockdown Walks - What's that solar panel doing?
Have you ever walked down the street and seen a rooftop covered in black shiny panels? Ever wondered exactly what they are and what they're doing? In this episode of 'Lockdown Walks' we're talking SOLAR PANELS. Sit back, relax, and let Sebastian Bonilla tell you all about them...Then why not see if you can spot some on your next walk?
The future of mathematics and computation
Listen to Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, give a talk about the future of mathematics and computation. Click the link below to find out more: