The aim of this blog is to explore ways of building better software, but to do so bearing in mind that the ultimate goal is to produce as much great science as possible.

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  • Big Data - in the process of growing upA very good article was published in the FT online a few days ago.  Its title is 'Big Data: are we making a big mistake', and it's a commendably well thought out discussion of some of the challenges of Big Data.  And perhaps a bit of a warn...
  • Programming for Scientists
    on Dec 20, 2013 in Programming for Scientists
    I used to co-write a blog called 'Programming for Scientists'.  All the posts from that blog can now be found here, under the tag Programming for Scientists.  Go take a look!My co-author on that blog was my good friend Ben, who's a pro...
  • The DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge
    on Sep 12, 2013 in data science
    So, we entered a team (WarwickDataScience) into the DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge and we've managed to win the leaderboard stage!  It's a really interesting (and challenging) problem, so we're really pleased :-) I wrote a blog post detailing ou...
  • What is Science?
    on Jan 8, 2013 in scientific method
    I think a lot about science and the scientific method.  These are very complex topics, but the more I think about it the more I'm convinced their fundamental basis is very simple.Science is evidence-based reasoning.Everything else is implementat...
  • Fixing modern healthcare?
    on Oct 26, 2012 in data science machine learning
    (caveat: this post post will be fairly UK-centric, because that's the healthcare system with which I'm familiar!)Modern healthcare is the victim of its own success.  We've been so successful over the last few decades at developing amazing new me...
  • The Sage Bionetworks - DREAM Breast Cancer Prognosis ChallengeI've been competing in the  Sage Bionetworks/DREAM Breast Cancer Prognosis Challenge.   The submission deadline was a few hours ago (early start for those of us in the UK!), so I thought now was a good time to share some of my thoughts on w...
  • Open access scienceThe UK's publicly-funded scientific research is going open access.This is a Very Good Thing.  And I'm quite impressed that the UK government has been pretty decisive about this; I was emailed by the MRC (my main funder) a while ago, telling me t...
  • Rapid Research PrototypingDoes research have to be this slow?I find the pace of a lot of research projects frustrating.  Sure, some things just take time, but I have become increasingly suspicious that a lot of bottlenecks in research are problematic simply because we ha...
  • Machine Learning that Matters
    on Jun 29, 2012 in data science machine learning
    The ICML closing talk was this:Machine learning that mattersKind of inspiring and probably required reading for machine learners.
  • Ten simple rules...
    on Jun 29, 2012 in fellowships scientific career
    Here are a couple of useful articles, courtesy of PLoS Computation Biology:Ten simple rules for getting grantsTen simple rules for getting publishedBoth getting grants and getting published can easily get over-complicated, and I personally find it ve...
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