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Congrats to Dr Lizzie Rowse on the successful defence of her thesis "Robust Optimisation of Operating Theatre Schedules".  Great job Lizzie! And thanks to +Vincent Knight for acting as internal examiner :)
And more good news on the very same day as the viva that together with Lizzie's co-supervisors Rhyd Lewis and Jonathan Thompson, we have been successful with the awarded of a £230k grant to progress this research.  Yay!
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+Paul Harper , that would be great!
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Team Cardiff good to go! Heck, our PhD students are even wearing ties! EURO
Conference (Operational Research) in Glasgow, Scotland. 2,100+ delegates from 73 counties :)

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No sandals?
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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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A genuine Monte-Carlo Markov Chain!
(or a Markov Chain in Monte-Carlo at least...)

My poor attempt at a maths geek vacation pic :) Seriously, Monaco was an awesome place to visit.
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Money comes from the strangest places. There is a local guy that flies in his private jet to Monte Carlo. He owns a drive-in theatre complex that is a swap shop during the day.
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A nice 5 minute piece about our research and impact broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this evening. Starts around 23.30mins.

+Kevin Clift we finally made it!
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
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Sounded great :) Really cool exposure.
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Very good day for media publicity of our research with several short articles in the press including on the BBC news and some of the team are on BBC Radio 4 PM show tonight (primetime at 5pm)! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qskw
Maths and computer modelling are being used to predict when and why patients arrive at A&E units in a bid to cut queues and cost.
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Yes indeed I'm told it is now tomorrow :)
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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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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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