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Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017
Julie Vile

The SWORDS Programme of Events for the Spring Semester has now been updated. For more info see the 'future events' tab on the left hand menu! In summary, the events are:

  • Tuesday February 7th: Joint talk with WORDS - Ruth Kaufman, President of the Operational Research Society will be presenting on "Diversity and identity: challenges and opportunities for UKOR." The talk will begin at 6pm, but networking time with cheese & wine is available from 5.15pm

  • Tuesday March 7th: Patrick Beullens, Southampton University – "Towards Solving Two Unsolved Problems in Logistics". This talk will commence at 6pm, after the AGM. Further details to follow.

Both events will be held at Cardiff School of Mathematics.

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016
Julie Vile

The SWORDS Programme of Events for the Autumn Semester has now been finalised. For more info see the 'future events' tab on the left hand menu!

In summary, the events are:

  • Monday October 3rd: PhD Talks and Social
  • Tuesday November 8th: Lies, Damned Lies and Credit Derivatives
  • Wednesday December 7th: Analytics at McLaren - Driving Performance through Innovation

Friday, 13 Mar 2015
William Dowsland


Slides to the recent talk to SWORDS / WORDS  - How do you solve a problem like Analytics? - by Prof S. Robinson can be found here:

Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014
William Dowsland

As you watch the World Cup remember that most of the TV cameras used by UK broadcasters are produced by Sony at Pencoed in Wales - and the production line for these was seen by members of SWORDS who visited Sony in May. As well as producing a wide range of high quality broadcast equipment the same factory is home to the production line for the low cost educational computer Raspberry Pi - and in the last two years well over 1M have been produced.The Raspberry Pi Foundation, is a charity whose aim is to "promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing." David Braben was awarded his OBE in the June Birthday Honours List.