Citizen Sensors in Brazil

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Imagine if you could gather data from thousands of mobile data points reacting to the environment around them?  That’s what our Research Software Engineers have been helping to do and in more than one language thanks to an international collaboration!

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Creating an Interactive Data Visualisation Tool for Click Data

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As part of the Data Science Research Partnership between BBC R&D and the University of Manchester, one of our research software engineers (RSE), Josh Woodcock, spent 3 months working with BBC R&D to develop a way to visualise click data from an internal trial of the Cook-Along Kitchen Experience (CAKE).  Involved in the project were Jonathan Carlton (PhD student with BBC R&D and University of Manchester), Andy Brown (BBC R&D), John Keane and Caroline Jay (University of Manchester).

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The Research IT Club is Back!

resitsm50Are you interested in using mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, for real-time, interactive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) – the simulation of fluid flow?  If so then come along to our first club of the new academic year on the 11th of October!  You can find out more about this and the opportunities that digital transformation could bring to the university.

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We’re Hiring – Research Software Engineer Posts Available!

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Come and work for Research IT!  We are looking for two permanent Research Software Engineers (RSEs) and/or Data Scientists to join our friendly, diverse team.  We work on a huge variety of projects (long and short) across all Faculties and Institutes across the University, collaborating with academics and researchers of all disciplines.

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Reconstructing a 16th Century Theatre in 3D

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Research IT will soon be helping Oscar Seip from Italian Studies, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures to recreate a 3D prototype model of a 16th century theatre supposedly built for the King of France, Francis I.  There has been some debate whether this theatre had in fact been a ‘real’ theatre but Oscar has discovered new evidence which suggests that it did actually exist.

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