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Thomas Rogers, 26, is a PhD student at University College London, supervised by Dr. Lewis Griffin and hosted within the Departments of Computer Science, and Security and Crime Sciences. His current research, funded by the EPSRC and Rapiscan Systems, focuses on the automated analysis of security imagery. Previously, Thomas’ research activities included; the development of Density Matrix Quantum Monte Carlo for the analysis of complex quantum systems, radar image processing whilst at DSTL, and the study of CP violation in the LHCb experiment (CERN). Thomas has won various prizes during his studies, and was recently awarded Silver and ranked top out of Engineering PhD students at SET for BRITAIN, a national early-career competition held at the House of Commons.
|2012-||GriffinLab Image Analysis Group||University College London||+|
Automated Analysis of Security Imagery
PhD research on automated analysis of security images and in particular cargo container radiographs, under the supervision of Dr. Lewis Griffin and funded by Rapiscan Systems and the EPSRC. Primary work has included the measurement and correction of detector wobble in large-scale transmission radiography, methods for Threat Image Projection and data augmentation for training humans and machines, and the detection of loads inside cargo containers. Secondary work has included detection of cars and weapons in cargo containers.
|2011-12||Condensed Matter Theory Group||Imperial College London||+|
Density Matrix Quantum Monte Carlo
Developed the Density Matrix Quantum Monte Carlo (DMQMC) method with Nick Blunt and under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Foulkes and Dr. James Spencer. The method allows sampling of expectation values and entanglement measures at finite temperatures for correlated many-electron systems. The code is included in the HANDE code. More information on DMQMC can be found at Phys. Rev. B and this talk.
|2011||Defence Science and Technology Laboratory||Porton Down||+|
Radar Image Processing
|2010||Technishe Universitaet Dortmund||LHCb experiment (CERN)||+|
CP Violation at the LHCb
Studied CP violation and measurement of the inclusive φ production cross section in inelastic pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Generated models using Monte Carlo to understand LHCb measurements.
|2013-||PhD||Expected 09/2016||University College London|
|2013||MRes Security Science||Distinction||University College London||+|
MRes Security Science
Modules included; (i) Global Security Challenges, (ii) Foundations of Security and Crime Science, (iii) Risk and Contingency Planning, (iv) Quantitative Methods in Security Science, (v) Doing Research in Security Science, (vi) Information Retrieval and Data Mining, (vii) Arabic Level 1 (now forgotten).
|2012||MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics||Distinction||University College London||+|
MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics
A large number of fields were studied including (but not limited to); Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Information, Condensed Matter Physics, Astrophysics, Special and General Relativity, Solid State Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Computational Physics, and lots of maths.
|2013||SECReT Prize||Best performance in MRes taught modules||University College London|
|2012||Tessella Prize for Software||Most outstanding MSci Thesis||Imperial College London|
|2011||Special Prize in Computational Physics||Best performance in Computational Physics||Imperial College London|
|2016||Silver Award for Engineering||SET for BRITAIN competition||House of Commons||+|
House of Commons
My research on streamlining cargo inspection was awarded Silver at the SET for BRITAIN, an earl-career research competition at the House of Commons, and was ranked top out of PhD students. The competition was attended my MPs and government officials.
|2015||Best 3MT (2nd)||Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium||Cranfield University|
|2014||Overall Winner||Home Counties Heat||Engineering Yes|
|2014||Peer-review Winner||Home Counties Heat||Engineering Yes|
|2012||Best Terrorist Scenario||SECReT Industry Engagement Evening||University College London|
|2016||Post-graduate Teaching assistant||Open days||UCL Security & Crime Sciences|
|2016||Post-graduate Teaching assistant||BSc/MSc module: AI and Neural Computing||UCL Computer Science|
|2015||Invited lecture talk||MRes/MSc module: Foundations of Security and Crime Science||University College London|
|2012-14||Private Tutor||GCSE: Sciences, Maths, Additional Maths. A-Level: Maths, Further Maths, Physics. Undergrad: Financial Mathematics and Business Statistics||Tavistock Tutors|
|2016||Organiser & Chair||Image Processing in Security session||International Crime Science Conference|
|2015-||Reviewer||Pattern Recognition, Optics Express|
|2014||Chair||Image Enhancement & Feature Extraction session||IEEE Imaging Systems & Techniques|
|2012-||Royal College of Science||Associate|