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Two Lectureships in Operational Research, Cardiff University, UK

Both posts are full-time and open-ended (permanent).  Closing date: 21st July.  

Aneurin Bevan Lecturer in OR  
http://goo.gl/dlwmtA

In the area of OR healthcare modelling, building on our close collaboration with NHS Wales and several local health boards (currently employing a team of 4 research associates).  This joint lectureship is an exciting initiative and a great opportunity to build an academic career in healthcare OR research and make a real impact by informing NHS Wales policy.

Lecturer in OR
http://goo.gl/QVilyS

Open to any field of OR but with a focus on the mathematical underpinnings of the subject.
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+Cardiff University and sponsors very kindly provided a £500 departmental cash prize for our Innovation in Healthcare award last week.  I have asked that instead this goes to Ty Hafan who provide palliative care to children and young people across Wales.  Given the healthcare nature of our research and award, seeing the truly wonderful work of Ty Hafan helps remind us all to put everything into perspective. 
Tŷ Hafan’s vision is to make sure every life-limited child and young person in Wales receives the physical, emotional, social and spiritual care they need to live a full family life.
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What a nice way to draw attention to what your work and others work ultimately tries to help with.
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Congratulations!
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Proud winners of the +Cardiff University Innovation and Impact Award 2015 in Healthcare for our research in collaboration with NHS Wales on using mathematics to save lives!  Please vote for us to become the overall "People's Choice" award winner (from amongst the 5 category winners) if you think us worthy!  (to vote you can simply like the YouTube video or other ways to vote and see all other videos at: http://goo.gl/cv3KxB: ).  

Awesome that the team here have been recognised in this way; very proud of them all and the way we are making an impact in helping to deliver better health services.  

+Vincent Knight +Julie Vile +Jason Young +Geraint Palmer  
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watched and liked, well done and good luck!

P.S. I think I saw someone familiar at 00:54 ;-)
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We'll be broadcasting talks from this seminar live on Thursday 14th May. We are delighted that Mr Daniel Thayer, a senior research analyst at the SAIL (Secure Anonymised Information Linkage) Databank, will be speaking at this event about the potential of the wide array of data held by SAIL to revolutionise medical research and increase the pace of healthcare innovation. This talk will be followed by a series of short ‘lightning talks’ by members of the Operational Research Group at Cardiff University, overviewing key mathematical techniques. Each presentation will include both a brief explanation of what each technique is and a short case study exemplifying how it has been used to improve the design and delivery of NHS care in practice. 

A full agenda for the event is available at https://goo.gl/Cdqgfy

If you're interested in attending the breakout sessions in person, but haven't registered yet, please drop me a line to let me know!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Julie Vile. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Not one but two crews in the lab filming our healthcare modelling team today! Exciting videos and news on the way... :)
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One of the perks (and privileges) of the job - inviting my 11yo son and his classmates to come to the University for a day of STEM activities - engineering (building a motor). mathematics (cryptography, and linear programming using Lego) and
biosciences (the science of snot!).

Huge thanks to those who helped make it a fab day for all - +Zoë Prytherch, +Vincent Knight, +Jason Young, +Geraint Palmer, and Steve Watts.

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Yes, very lucky! I'll be sure to offer the same to my daughters when they get to the same age :)
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What a neat event from our friends at Twente University, Netherlands. A summer school with a festival: academic courses, music, sports, theatre, inspirational speakers all on campus over one week (tents are included!) 

CuriousU is focused on Bachelor’s students in their second to last or last year, and entry level Master’s students.
Experience High Tech, Human Touch at CuriousU (August 2015): a festival-style summer school where you can attend courses and experience the only American-style campus in the Netherlands.
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Spending the morning filming at HP Labs, Bristol, on how research by colleagues here in +Cardiff University School of Mathematics has led to algorithms for data security now used globally in HP products. This will form part of our forthcoming school engagement video :)
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Introducing my new office... for 2 days! Wonderful to be back at Gregynog for the Welsh Mathematics Colloquium. Arrived early to benefit from the absolute peace in this beautiful library and get some work done. No one else in sight still. Just the ticking of the clock and the tweeting of the birds outside :) Bliss.
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If you teach maths at university (or even FE) and you're at all interested in online assessment, please consider attending this free workshop I'm running in Loughborough.
It's two days (of which you can attend one, the other, or both) all about Numbas, the open-source e-assessment system I'm in charge of at Newcastle University.
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Great to see such a high turnout and interest for the first of several sessions to detail +Cardiff University's portfolio of initiatives to enhance the student experience (eg £38m investment coming to upgrade physical teaching spaces - hurrah!). So much of the effort recently seems to have gone into the research exercise (REF) so awesome that teaching and learning is rightfully getting attention and investment. 
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Absolutely +Theron Hitchman - plus excitingly we in Maths are moving to a new shiny building in just over 2 years, to be co-located with Computer Science (so time to start dreaming what we'd like inside :) )
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Professor and Deputy Head of School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
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  • Cardiff University
    2007 - present
  • University of Southampton
    1997 - 2007
  • Capgemini
    1996 - 1997
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Professor of OR & Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University, Wales
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Professor of Operational Research.  Deputy Head of the School and Director of Engagement, Mathematics, Cardiff University, Wales. 

Also Head of the OR Group; Director of Health Modelling Centre Cymru (hmc2) (a pan-Wales centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling); Director of MSc programmes in OR, Applied Statistics and Risk.


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Have a really wonderful family (married to Julia with 3 children). Other passions in my life include sport, travel and my faith.  Like to keep a humorous perspective on life - laughter is the language of the soul :)


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