Outreaching with Bio-models

I’ve been excited with the many opportunities to talk to young people about both programming and computational biology, as part of the outreach and widening participation activities in my department. I have what I now consider a good set of examples that reach various populations: An initial model in Processing that teaches the basics of … Continue reading Outreaching with Bio-models

Teaching technologies

I am getting slightly overwhelmed. In a few weeks I go back to teaching after my study leave, and I am thinking that as I’ve been given a completely new module to teach, I should explore the use of some of the new packages that the University is forever deploying, rather than the comfortable arrangement … Continue reading Teaching technologies

Female role models

There has been a lot of news recently about women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, medicine, mathematics). There has been the very sad news that Maryam Mirzakhani, the so far only woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, has passed away. And now, there is the rather silly discussion about the first female Dr Who. … Continue reading Female role models

Shhh! Using encryption.

For several years I’ve been impressed by colleagues who have a public key in the signatures of their email messages. I have off and on read a little bit about security and encryption, but always found the explanations too complicated, so have relied instead on just not having anything particularly juicy or interesting to hide. … Continue reading Shhh! Using encryption.