{Seminar} @ CDS: #102 : 13th September: “Simulation & Data: 6 Steps from Theory to Impact through Disasters, Engineering & Heritage.”


13 Sep 23    
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Type

Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Department Seminar


SPEAKER : Dr. Phil Weir, Founder and Director of flax & Teal Ltd, UK.

TITLE : “Simulation & Data: 6 Steps from Theory to Impact through Disasters, Engineering & Heritage.”

Date & Time : September 13, 2023, 10:00 AM

Venue : # 102, CDS Seminar Hall



Geospatial data, open data, IoT, computational physics and streaming infrastructure metrics – working across varied areas, we see the simplicity of standard approaches struggling to translate to complex, messy, multi-domain problems. In industry, theoretical challenges combine in nonlinear ways and success metrics are rarely neatly defined. The focus on accessible, reusable, scalable data solutions in short timescales can be a huge hurdle to newcomers used to refined, well-understood patterns. Moreover, as the capability of software tooling and hardware surges, a static skillset quickly becomes irrelevant. This presentation will outline six key insights about industrial mathematics, to help surf that wave.


Dr. Phil has his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD in Computational Mathematics from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2012. He also worked as Web Developer at various companies in the UK. He worked as a Software Development Engineer at NUMA Engineering Services Ltd, Dundalk, Ireland from 2013-2016. He is a Board Member of OpenUK. He is the Founding Director and Executive Director of Flax & Teal Limited, Belfast, UK. His areas of expertise include Data Science, Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Web-based Simulation, and On-Demand Data Analysis. He also has work experience with geospatial data. Please visit his company profile here: https://flaxandteal.co.uk/pages/team/ and his profile here https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-weir-033b5a62/ His company works on Scientific Computing and Data Science.

Host Faculty: Dr. Ratikanta Behera