I am the Computational Science Specialist for the Thomas Young Centre and Condensed Matter Theory Group at Imperial College. I support the group workstations, help with programming and other computational problems and spend half my time doing research in a variety of areas.

Previously, I was a PhD student under the supervision of Ali Alavi doing research in electronic structure of periodic and extended systems.

I recently led a discussion on software development practices at Daresbury Laboratory: slides and minutes (provided by Dr Joanne Carr) are available. The git bisect example mentioned in the minutes can be downloaded here.


James Spencer
Department of Materials
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

room: Bessemer 323
e-mail: j.spencer@imperial.ac.uk
phone: 020 7594 1279