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Name James Hetherington
Affiliation University College London
Research area code (Y0) Combined
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2013
Short Biography

I am the founding leader of UCL's new Scientific Software Development Team. The team will work with computational scientists throughout college to develop, maintain, and deploy scientific software, providing consulting and teaching on scientific software development best practice throughout UCL.

I have a dozen years' experience as a scientific programmer in academia and industry, combining computational science research with first class software engineering skills.

At UCL’s Centre for Computational Science, I worked on high-performance interactive steerable models of brain blood flow. At AMEE UK Limited, I developed systems to make it easier for organisations to understand their environmental impacts. I conceived, prototyped, and led development and release of AMEE Explorer, winner of a Best of What’s New award in Popular Science Magazine in 2010. As senior developer in the Model Management group at the MathWorks I worked on tools to facilitate modelling in large industrial organisations. At the DTI Beacon project at UCL CoMPLEX I developed a framework for combining models using different mathematical formalisms and computational platforms, used to build a multi-scale model of diabetes. During my doctoral work in Cambridge I built a framework automating analysis of the LHC experimental signature of new physics theories.

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