NVIDIA hackathon

Last week Craig McNeile and Gaurav Ray attended a virtual two day NVIDIA hackathon. The event was organized Dirac. The goal was to learn how to use the new Graphical Processing Units GPUs, which are installed at Cambridge. There were a number of different teams attending the event. At the end of the two days each team made a presentation about the progress made. Below is a screenshot from Gaurav’s talk at the event.

Final year mathematics and statistics student awarded an NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship

Our final year student Emily Prestige, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded a prestigious two-year National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) pre-doctoral fellowship.

In the final year, Emily did her individual project module to investigate what effects government policies have  on the transmission of COVID-19. She had also studied Medical Statistics and Data Modelling modules in her final year.

The NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship will support her to carry out an MSc in Medical Statistics at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as conduct research on COVID-19 in the hopes of extending research onto a PhD.

Emily said: “I am incredibly pleased to have been given such a fantastic opportunity and can confidently say that without the support of the fantastic mathematics department at the university I would not be here today. I would like to say a special thank you to my dissertation supervisor Yinghui Wei for all of her support in the last year and to Jenny Sharp who’s guidance over the last four years has been priceless. Finally, I would like to pass on some advice: never give up!”