Tarek Allam - 1st year PhD
I graduated with an MSci Astrophysics from Royal Holloway, University of London. Whist at Royal Holloway I took part in a summer research project at the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, which exposed me to the world of scientific computing for research. As it has always been my ambition to embark into a research career, I chose to develop my scientific computing skills further by completing a post-graduate masters in Computer Science at UCL. My major project for the MSc allowed me to combine my two passions of Astrophysics and Machine Learning by applying Deep Learning methods to the inverse problem of radio interferometric image reconstruction. I believe the interdisciplinary nature of the CDT provides a unique opportunity to develop as a professional researcher in the fields of Computer Science, Machine Learning and Physics that will be able to solve large-scale problems in both academia and industry.