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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.

Research experience

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 +
Imperial College

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

Researched radar.

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 +
Imperial College

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.

Degree Prizes

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

Other Awards & Prizes

2016 Silver Award for Engineering SET for BRITAIN competition House of Commons +
Tom Rogers winning Silver award

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.
More can be found at the Oxford Mail, Banbury Cake, UCL, and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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

Teaching Experience

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

Professional Service

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

Memberships & Associations

2014 IEEE Student Member
2012- Royal College of Science Associate
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