Research Software Group Staff

BEAR Software services are provided by the Research Software Group in Advanced Research Computing.

Simon Branford MMath (Oxon), MSc (Reading), PhD (Reading)

Deputy Leader of the Research Software Group and Senior Research Software Engineer

simon-bMy experience is in computational research and I have provided high performance computing and mathematical expertise on several research projects. Prior to moving to Birmingham, I was a postdoc at the University of Reading in two different areas: evolutionary biology and meteorology.

My postdoc research built on the skills I developed during my degrees. I started at the University of Oxford, where I obtained an MMath. After this, I moved to the University of Reading where I did an MSc in Network Centred Computing with a specialisation in high performance computing; and then a PhD, where I researched the use of hybrid Monte Carlo algorithms for linear algebra problems.

I am a certified Carpentries Instructor and teach on several of the workshops provided through BEAR Training.



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