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Academic spotlight

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Rafael de Oliveira Silva


Rafael is an applied mathematician working with mathematical models of agriculture, food security and biodiversity conservation. His research includes modelling climate change adaption and the social impacts of sustainable intensification pathways.

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Catalina Vallejos


Catalina Vallejos operates at what she describes as “the interface between Bayes and biomedicine.” In other words, her work brings the precise, analytical capability of statistics to bear on the messy and unpredictable realm of large scale data.

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Dr Beatrice Alex


Dr Alex leads the Edinburgh Language Technology Group, a research and development group with longstanding expertise in text mining and natural language engineering.

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