Please note that the list below only shows forthcoming events, which may not include regular events that have not yet been entered for the forthcoming term. Please see the past events page for a list of all seminar series that the department has on offer.


Past events in this series

Fri, 26 Apr 2024
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

Inaugural Green Lecture: Tackling the hidden costs of computational science: GREENER principles for environmentally sustainable research

Dr Loïc Lannelongue, Heart and Lung Research Institute, University of Cambridge and the Cambridge-Baker Systems Genomics Initiative
(Department of Statistics, University of Oxford)
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Dr Loïc Lannelongue is a Research Associate in Biomedical Data Science in the Heart and Lung Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, UK, and the Cambridge-Baker Systems Genomics Initiative. He leads the Green Algorithms project, an initiative promoting more environmentally sustainable computational science. His research interests also include radiogenomics, i.e. combining medical imaging and genetic information with machine learning to better understand and treat cardiovascular diseases. He obtained an MSc from ENSAE, the French National School of Statistics, and an MSc in Statistical Science from the University of Oxford, before doing his PhD in Health Data Science at the University of Cambridge. He is a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, a Post-doctoral Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


From genetic studies and astrophysics simulations to statistical modelling and AI, scientific computing has enabled amazing discoveries and there is no doubt it will continue to do so. However, the corresponding environmental impact is a growing concern in light of the urgency of the climate crisis, so what can we all do about it? Tackling this issue and making it easier for scientists to engage with sustainable computing is what motivated the Green Algorithms project. Through the prism of the GREENER principles for environmentally sustainable science, we will discuss what we learned along the way, how to estimate the impact of our work and what levers scientists and institutions have to make their research more sustainable. We will also debate what hurdles exist and what is still needed moving forward.


Fri, 10 May 2024

Talks on Talks


What makes a good talk? This year, graduate students and postdocs will give a series talks on how to give talks! There may even be a small prize for the audience’s favourite.

If you’d like to have a go at informing, entertaining, or just have an axe to grind about a particularly bad talk you had to sit through, we’d love to hear from you (you can email Ric Wade or ask any of the organizers).