Episode 5: Reimagining Reality
21st October 2019
We chat to Dr Flora Tasse, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality at Streem. She completed a PhD in computer science at the University of Cambridge and was also founder and CEO of Selerio, a start-up in augmented reality.
It all started when Flora watched Jurassic Park when she was eight years old. Amazed by the realistic nature of the computer-generated dinosaurs, Flora decided she wanted to work in computer graphics. By the age of eleven, she was already programming a PC with the help of a big Visual Basic manual.
Episode 4: Journey into Quantum
16th September 2019
Victoria Carr talks to Dr Ilana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford building and designing quantum computers.
Ilana's path to the quantum realm was not exactly linear. As an accomplished pianist and flautist, Ilana had aspirations to study music but decided to study a Physics undergraduate degree with a Minor in Music at Royal Holloway University. She then pursued a PhD in Quantum Physics and subsequently landed herself working in the start-up world.
Episode 3: Cursing, Coding and (Sci)Comming
12th August 2019
We interview Dr Emma Byrne, science communicator and author of "Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language". Before becoming a freelancer, Emma did a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and was a postdoctoral researcher in Computational Neuroscience.
If you are curious about the science of swearing, parallels between a PhD and parenting, combinatorial explosions, evolutionary computation, bias in AI, how you break into science communication, how to write a non-fiction book and everything else, then you're in for a treat.
Episode 2: The Inventor in the Lab
15th July 2019
On this episode, we talk to inventor Dr Tempest Van Schaik, a Machine Learning Engineer at Microsoft. She is currently working on Project Fizzyo with University College London and Great Ormand Street Hospital helping children with Cystic Fibrosis. Tempest is a "full-stack" aficionado with expertise from designing agricultural soil testing kits in small start-ups to data science applications for healthcare in big tech companies.
Episode 1: Coding for Medicine
17th June 2019
Victoria and Olatz interview Dr Caroline Morton, a GP Registrar based in East London, who is also teaching programming courses to medical and biomedical students at Imperial College London. They chat about why coding is important in medicine, how the NHS is embracing digitisation and tips for teaching coding to beginners.
Pilot Episode 5: Researc/hers vs. the Mutants
13th May 2019
Victoria Carr is joined by new co-host Olatz Mompeo. Olatz is a PhD student researching nutrition and genetics at the Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London.
They chat how applying computer science to genomics helps researchers understand mutations in cancer, and interview Dr Kerstin Haase, post-doctoral researcher at the Francis Crick Institute in London working on cancer genomics.
Pilot Episode 4: Encoding the Environment
15th April 2019
Victoria Carr chats to Dr Chanuki Seresinhe, a data science researcher at the Alan Turing Institute in London, specialising in using big online datasets and deep learning to understand how the aesthetics of the environment affects human well-being. Her research has been published in Nature has drawn worldwide media attention and has been featured in the press, including The Economist and The Times.
Pilot Episode 3: Breakthroughs in Black Holes
11th March 2019
Victoria Carr talks to Professor Marika Taylor, Professor in Theoretical Physics and Head of Applied Mathematics at the University of Southampton, and Research Fellow at the Turing Institute.
She talks her PhD on the theory of black holes at the University of Cambridge with the eminent, late physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, and using the holographic principle to explain quantum effects in black holes.
Pilot Episode 2: Diving into Deep Learning
11th February 2019
Victoria Carr talks to Dr Raia Hadsell, senior research scientist working on deep learning at Google DeepMind.
After completing an undergraduate degree in religion and philosophy, Raia decided to pursue research in artificial intelligence - similarly intellectually challenging and thought-provoking, but more concrete in method. Since then, she has forged a successful career in artificial intelligence, pushing the boundaries of knowledge in AI navigation and making significant scientific contributions to deep learning algorithms, and mammalian navigation.
Pilot Episode 1: De-coding Diversity
17th January 2019
In this first episode, Victoria Carr speaks to Dr Milena Tsvetkova, a computational social scientist and Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics. Milena talks about her research in modelling diversity in society and social interactions online, and the importance of teaching computer science at university.