Magnetic Field Researcher
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Dr Laurence Andrew Billingham
I am passionate about reproducible research. Some of the easiest gains for reproducibility can come through improving improving the software tools and practices that researchers use.
I am involved in the
The Software Sustainability Institute
, Association of Research Software Engineers
, and the Software Carpentry
I am the lead author of an
that acts as a guide for those looking to make better use of their code.
I have experience in collaborative software development including code review, pair programming and coaching. I like automating tasks and use automated testing, continuous integration, and automated provisioning.
Whilst my preferred software development language is python, especially the scientific/pydata stack of numpy, matplotlib, pandas, and scikit-learn; I regularly read/write/fix bugs in C, Matlab, Fortran, and other languages.
Magnetic Field Researcher, British Geological Survey
Development Engineer, Petroleum Experts Ltd
PDRA, Imperial College London
PhD, Space Plasma Physics, Imperial College London
MSci, Physics, Imperial College London
Machine learning, supervised methods, automated prediction of rare events
Inverse problems, particularly equivalent source methods.
Source attribution for magnetic field measurements.
Uncertainties in terrestrial measurements due to magnetospheric and ionospheric fields.