Fellow Detail

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Name Iain Barrass
Affiliation Queen Mary University of London
Research area code (Y0) Combined
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2021
ORCID 0000-0002-6823-1900
Interests

My interests in research software development lie mainly in promoting consideration of reproducibility and quality assurance, primarily for software in use in high performance computing.

Short Biography

Since 2018 I lead the RSE group in ITS Research at Queen Mary University of London. The group supports research staff and students across all three of the university's faculties. A significant part of my role covers RSE outreach and promotion of development best practices.

For software that I develop, which I still manage even as a group leader, I have a preference for using Fortran. I aim to show that it's possible to write good quality and modern Fortran code for practical research. Related to this, I encourage appropriate maintenance and development of so-called legacy code, so that researchers can reliably use and build on previously established software products.

I'm involved in teaching programming and software development skills, including as a Software Carpentry instructor. Some teaching has been a joint undertaking with Research Software London, a regional RSE community.

My previous research experience is in mathematical biology and computational epidemiology.

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Maintaining and developing legacy research software Friday, 01 April 2022 Friday, 01 April 2022

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