N8 CIR WHPC Case Studies

Mariann Hardey and Marion Weinzierl

Durham University

Since N8 CIR became a chapter of the Women in HPC organisation they have been working to find new ways of promoting equality and diversity within the RSE community.

  Improving Diversity in Research Software Engineering

Marta Camps Santasmasas

University of Manchester

Dr Marta Camps Santasmasas is a PDRA in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester.

Her research is focused on new ways of modelling urban wind flow using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Highly accurate simulations of sub-regions are run on GPUs and combined with less accurate, CPU-derived, models for very large areas of the domain. The result is faster, higher accuracy predictions for key regions of the model.

  Modelling Turbulent Flows with GASCANS

Julie Wilson

Digital Health - University of York

Dr Julie Wilson is a professor in applied statistics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of York. She develops methods for data pre-processing and analysis and has experience in statistical pattern recognition, classification and machine learning techniques.

RSEs were able to help her research by rewriting code (originally in C) in R, which significantly reduced computation time.

  Cell Morphology.pdf

Elizabeth Dickinson

Digital Health - University of York and Croda Europe Ltd

Dr Elizabeth Dickinson is a Post-Doctoral Knowledge Tranfer Partnership Associate at the Department of Mathematics, University of York and Croda Europe Ltd. She works on multivariate statistics primarily applied to data from analytical chemistry techniques (chemometrics) and machine learning.

She found working with an RSE helpful as they were able to fix bugs, optimise code, and annotate changes.

  Croda Shiny.pdf

Thea Pitman

Digital Humanities - University of Leeds

Thea Pitman is a Professor of Latin American Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. AI: Artificial Intelligence, Art and Indigeneity was a pilot research project that set out to explore the ways in which new generative AI programmes for visual art represent Indigenous peoples and cultures.

  Thea Pitman AIAI

Susan Fitzmaurice and Seth Mell

Digital Humanities - University of Sheffield

Professor Susan Fitzmaurice and Dr. Seth Mell's project is called 'The Linguistic DNA'. It has analysed more than 1 billion words from 60,000 printed English documents from the 16th and 17th centuries in the search for patterns of words and meaning.

In this project the RSEs developed a bespoke computational linguistics tool to perform computational tasks; something that was impossible to achieve with existing software.

  The Linguistic DNA (LDNA)

Michael Richardson and Kate Court

Digital Humanities - Newcastle University

Dr Michael Richardson's project was a proof of concept application to create a mobile web app to help young dads connect with their children. This pilot project will provide evidence to support future funding bids.

  Using 3D Augmented Reality for Virtual Storytelling

Helena Tendedez

Digital Health - Lancaster University

Respire is a data dashboard that brings together data about patients who have about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder from two collaborating NHS trusts. The information is presented to clinicians in a way that ensures that care decisions are based on reliable data, saving time and improving patient care.

In this project RSEs helped to develop visual prototypes of the app to help increase user engagement with the project.

  Respire Dashboard for COPD

Fiona Menger, Julie Morris, Matt Forshaw and Becky Osselton

Digital Health - Newcastle University

DAAWN, Digitised Assessment for Aphasia of Written Naming, is a web-based application used to gather information about the process of writing in patients with aphasia, communication challenges in the wake of a stroke or brain injury.

This information is then used to support clinicians speech and language therapy research.

  DAAWN - Digitised Assessment for Aphasia of Written Naming

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