BEAR Conference 2024 Agenda

If you want to attend the BEAR Conference 2024, then please register via the BEAR Conference web page. Day 1 – Tuesday 23rd April Time Speaker Title 09:30 Coffees, Networking and Posters (Atrium) 10:00 Day 1 Welcome (G35) 10:10 Carol Sandys Head of ARC BEAR State of the Union 10:30 Keynote: Neil Ashton How HPC, … Continue reading “BEAR Conference 2024 Agenda”

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Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM

BEAR OPENFOAM SIG KICK-OFF MEETING MAY 2024 Chandan BoseChair of BEAR Fluid Dynamics and OpenFOAM SIGs Event DetailsDate: May 1st, 2024Time: 2-4 pmVenue: Room GC13 – Ground Floor of C Block (Building G6, Met and Mat) DescriptionAre you curious about diving into the world of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations? The “Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM” … Continue reading “Introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM”

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March BEAR Newsletter

Welcome to the BEAR Newsletter, bringing you the latest news from the BEAR team (Birmingham Environment for Academic Research), as well as other relevant computing and data-related news from both within the University of Birmingham and outside. Exciting times ahead! Get ready to mark your calendars because the BEAR Conference 2024 is just around the … Continue reading “March BEAR Newsletter”

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We’re recruiting! Two new Grade 8 Senior RSEs

Join our brilliant team at the University of Birmingham‘s Advanced Research Computing department (ARC), where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and innovative research projects at a world-class university. The University of Birmingham aspires to establish itself as a World Top 50 university by 2030, and ARC have a key part to play in … Continue reading “We’re recruiting! Two new Grade 8 Senior RSEs”

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Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: The impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices

In this case study we hear from Zhenyi Zhai, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable her research into the impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices. My research explores how the establishment of free schools in England affects the neighbouring house prices. My analysis is based … Continue reading “Harnessing the power of BlueBEAR: The impact of free schools on neighbourhood house prices”

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February BEAR newsletter

Welcome to the BEAR Newsletter, bringing you the latest news from the BEAR team (Birmingham Environment for Academic Research), as well as other relevant computing and data-related news from both within the University of Birmingham and outside. Every two years we run a survey to establish the IT needs of researchers, and this enables us … Continue reading “February BEAR newsletter”

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Too many networks, not enough time

In this case study we hear from Daniel Galvis, a researcher in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable his research into the role that network structure and node-intrinsic heterogeneities play in coordinating complex behaviours. My name is Daniel Galvis and I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre … Continue reading “Too many networks, not enough time”

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How BlueBEAR is helping us understand the relationship between outdoor temperature and decision-making

In this case study we hear from Haonan Tian, a PhD student in Economics, who has been making use of BlueBEAR to enable her research into understanding the relationship between temperature and decision making. My research focuses on understanding how outdoor temperatures influence critical decision-making in the rating process of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). In the UK, EPCs … Continue reading “How BlueBEAR is helping us understand the relationship between outdoor temperature and decision-making”

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R User Group Event – Data Visualisation Seminar!

In this month’s R User Group meeting, with speakers Laura Bravo Merodio and Jack Sullivan, we look at data visualisation with ggplot2, and tips and tricks for making plots accessible to all. Date Tuesday 6 February 2024 Time 12:00 – 13:00 Location HybridIn-person: Elm House, G08ONLINE: Teams Meeting Link AgendaChair: Katy IvisonTalk 1: “An Introduction To … Continue reading “R User Group Event – Data Visualisation Seminar!”

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IT Needs of Active Research Survey Progress – 18 months on

Back in the spring of 2022, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research’s ‘IT Needs of Active Research Survey’ was released, and four months later we provided summary results and actions that would be taken in response. The 2024 survey has just gone live (19th February), and we wanted to update you on the progress made.    … Continue reading “IT Needs of Active Research Survey Progress – 18 months on”

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