Andrew Edmondson at Computing Insight UK 2015

CIUK 2015 - What can HPC & big data do for academic research?

Andrew Edmondson presented his research at the inaugural Computing Insight UK conference in December 2015.

As part of the conference, which was held in Coventry from 8-9 Decemeber 2015, the conference organisers also interviewed Ed for a brief YouTube video (below) where he talks about the importance of high performance computing for a variety of users in different academic fields. Ed's research seeks to identify and explore the relationships between the text of New Testament manuscripts by running multiple iterations of the MrBayes software on the University of Birmingham's high-performance BlueBEAR computer cluster.

Ed, a doctoral student in ITSEE, is working on a PhD thesis with Professor D.C. Parker on phylogenetic analysis of manuscript traditions with scholarship support from the University of Birmingham's College of Arts and Law. His research forms one of the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research case studies, and has also been presented at the annual University Postgraduate Poster competition.