Wednesday 16 October 17:00 - 18:30

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Knowledge Quarter TechSocial | Wed. 16th Oct. 2019 | Mosè Giordano from UCL


Wednesday 16th July 2019: Mosè Giordano from University College London 

This event


Julia: A Fresh Approach to Numerical Computing 




Julia is a relatively new programming language, mainly designed for numerical computing, which is gaining more and more attention in the scientific community because of the speed and the high productivity it provides. This talk will go through some of Julia's main features, presenting also the largest present and future scientific applications written in this language.


About the speaker(s)


Mosè Giordano is a research software developer at UCL. He has been contributing to free and open source software for almost a decade, and started using Julia for scientific computing more than three years ago during his PhD in Astrophysics.


Are you involved in building or maintaining software for research within the Knowledge Quarter?

Would you like to? Is writing code part of your scientific or scholarly life?


Please join us for the UCL Knowledge Quarter Codes Technical Socials.

These informal events are for anyone with an interest in the computational methods and technology behind research and innovation. They are an opportunity to get to know fellow practitioners, and to discuss and learn about useful tools and techniques which may help with your work.

These are held monthly, 17.00 - 18.30, with a format as follows:

  • 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.  

Previous events

  • Sarah Stewart "'With the Software in the Library' - Best practices for the Research Software Management and Citation"
  • Dr Jonathan Cooper "PyBioPharma: cost-effective drug production, and lessons learned"
  • Andrew Edmondson "Software, theology, high performance computing, AI and RSEConUK 2019"
  • Dr Owain Kenway "An overview of Research Computing services and how we provide them"
  • Dr Setrak Balian "Classifier for detecting extremist propaganda videos on the web"
  • Dr Sanaz Jabbari "AI Studio"
  • Dr James Smithies "Maximising Research Capacity & Quality in Digital Laboratories: The Philosophy behind King’s Digital Lab"
  • Drs David Wright and Robin Richardson "EasyVVUQ: Error bars for everyone"
  • Prof Luca Viganò: "Explainable Security"
  • Dr Tom Dowrick: "Software Engineering for Novel Surgical Devices and Techniques"
  • Dr Jeremy Cohen: "Running Scientific Applications on HPC Infrastructure Using Singularity: A Case Study"
  • Dr Chris Richardson: "Interfacing Python to C++: some experiences with FEniCS Project"
  • Dr Peter Bloomfield: "The Machine Intelligence Garage: removing barriers from the AI startup ecosystem"
  • Professor Anthony Steed: "Rise, Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality"

Find out more on the UCL Research Programming Hub website.


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