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This blog is written by Paul Chambers. I am currently a postgraduate research student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling at the University of Southampton, with a background in aerodynamics.

My current research interests are in machine learning algorithms as a means for aircraft design layout optimisation. I'm also passionate about software engineering, and spend probably too much time doing/caring/thinking about best practices for applied scientific software development.

This blog is designed to keep an electronic record of the tips, tools and projects I have generated or acquired throughout my PhD. Content presented here is my own unless otherwise stated - suggested improvements are welcome.

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Some further information about my work is provided below. Contact me for a full CV.

Academic history

  • BEng Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton (2014) - First-class honours.

  • iPhD Next Generation Computational Modelling Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Southampton (2014 - present). Supported by EPSRC grant EP/L015382/1.

Conferences/Relevant Work

Workshops Delivered

  • Jun 21 2016 - Intermediate Python course at the NGCM Summer Academy, University of Southampton. Trained approximately 25 graduate students in Python and object oriented programming, using material written by myself and a colleague.

  • May 27 2016 - Python Object Oriented Programming workshop, using self-designed material. Approximately 20 graduate students attended.