Detecting malware through AI techniques

In September’s case study, we hear from PhD student Daniel Fentham from Computer Science, who has been making use of BEAR’s storage and data processing power, specifically using GPU’s to accelerate his research. The project I’m currently working on is automated malware detection using Graph Neural Networks, which we’ve needed to create an entire pipeline … Continue reading “Detecting malware through AI techniques”

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BEAR PGR/ECR Conference Opportunity

The BEAR conference has now been running for over 10 years and was originally created to give PhD students experience in running a conference, as well as provide a showcase for the fantastic research done on BEAR.  With previous support from the Graduate School and our suppliers, we have been able to provide catering as … Continue reading “BEAR PGR/ECR Conference Opportunity”

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From Image Analysis to ThunderSTORM

In July’s case study, we hear from Stanimir Tashev who has been making use of BEAR’s storage and data processing power, specifically the BEAR Portal to enable his research… I have been a Ph.D. student in the Herten Lab (@HertenDirk) since 2019 and my project deals with single molecule microscopy as well as the quantification … Continue reading “From Image Analysis to ThunderSTORM”

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New Coding Club Starting Up in January!

[For sessions in May, June and July see here: https://blog.bham.ac.uk/bear/2022/04/26/further-codingclub-sessions-may-july/ ] We are setting up a Coding Club from January for researchers and staff at the University of Birmingham to help them meet the goal of the Software Sustainability Institute of “Better Software, Better Research” i.e. if the software is incorrect then the resulting research … Continue reading “New Coding Club Starting Up in January!”

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Joining Advanced Research Computing

On behalf of Dr Ryan Pepper Since March, I’ve been working in the BEAR team as a Research Software Engineer (RSE). For those who are not familiar with the term, RSEs are effectively software engineers with either a background or interest in working on problems in academic research, who work with researchers to write code … Continue reading “Joining Advanced Research Computing”

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Pure – How to add software as a ‘Research Output’

Pure is a Current Research Information System (CRIS), collecting a range of information about the University’s research. If you add software as a research output to your profile, the Research Portal draws information directly from Pure removing the need to enter the same information into more than one place. This makes your deposits readily available if you … Continue reading “Pure – How to add software as a ‘Research Output’”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)

The following was written by Yordanka Dimcheck, who is a PhD student from Modern Languages and was one of the people responsible for marketing. Starting my Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham in a year marked by a global pandemic and unprecedented challenges in terms of how we communicate and do social research inevitably affected … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021 – A view from the inside by Yordanka Dimcheva (Modern Language)”

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Open Research Forum

The Open Research Forum event was a 4-event series that focussed on highlighting the opportunities of cross-discipline engagement with Open Science through practical examples presented by UoB staff and external colleagues. The event aired ( via Zoom ) through lunch time sessions over 4 days and covered Day 1 : Launch Event Day 2 : … Continue reading “Open Research Forum”

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BEAR PGR Conference 2021

We are happy to announce that the inaugural BEAR PGR committee met a couple of weeks ago to start planning for the next 11th PGR conference. The conference is organised by a team of Ph.D. students and the aim is to invite students from across the university to present their research work with a focus … Continue reading “BEAR PGR Conference 2021”

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