“Our research is not just data-intensive, but intensely about people too”


Here you can read profiles of some of our research staff, developed as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations in June 2016. They told us about their history at the Centre and the many diverse and multidisciplinary projects they are working on.

These range from the Square Kilometre Array, building infrastructure for e-Science, developing novel techniques to detect energy theft, investigating human influence on extreme weather events, using visual analytics in cybersecurity, to developing new code which will help us understand what happens when X-rays are used on materials.



Dr Stef Salvini, Senior Researcher, talks to us about the Square Kilometre Array, Moore's Law - and Monty Python...

Dr Sarah Sparrow, Applications Coordinator for the climateprediction.net (CPDN) project, talks to us about global volunteers, publishing results in near real-time and the future for climate citizen science at the Centre.



Dr Simon Walton, Research Associate, talks to us about cybersecurity, visual representations of data - and unlimited free coffee...



Dr. Ségolène Tarte, Senior Researcher, talks about exploring what it means to be human, visual perception and "black boxes".




 Dr Neil Caithness, Senior Researcher, talks about detecting energy theft, academic freedoms and doing fieldwork on horseback...




Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman, Research Associate, talks about user-centred design and evaluation in visualization, Digging into Data, and poetry visualization on the web.




Dr Ian Bush, EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellow, talks about developing new code for X-rays, hydrogen fusion power - and winning at chess



Dr Philippe Rocca-Serra, Senior Research Lecturer, talks about barriers to the communication of scientific results, building infrastructure for e-science and privacy and data protection issues.




Dr Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Research Lecturer, talks about her recent Kellogg College Junior Research Fellowship, reporting the statistical methods used in data analysis and the technical challenges around data stewardship.


Dr Kevin Page, Senior Researcher, talks about simulated Martian bases in Utah, designing digital systems that can cope with imperfection and working backstage at the Birmingham Hippodrome.



Dr Petar Radanliev, Postdoctoral Research Associate, talks about harnessing the economic value of the Internet of Things