It was my first day at UCL. In the morning the induction was much the same as any other departments. Talks on plagiarism, university policies, timetabling/deadlines, and marking schemes. It got real when researchers started giving talks on their projects. What really encapsulated the essence of why I wanted to apply physics to medicine was … Continue reading X-ray research develops more than just medicine
This book looks into failure and how to learn from it. The main premise is that we have a lot to learn from failure. People who hide from failure or are not exposed to it deny themselves from improving from there mistakes. The title comes from the black box concept of learning from plane crashes. … Continue reading Book suggestion: Black Box Thinking
This is a first of a series where I and Nathan Blake answer questions and generally talk about med tech and clinical innovation in a relaxed fashion. Warning! The podcast is up to an hour long, is tangential and also contains personal anecdotes and light politics. As opposed to the inspirational clinicians section that tries … Continue reading Bryan Podcast: Episode 2
Unless you never go on the Internet you will have come across people either bashing Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I myself have done this. In fact, the election has been so hyped I bet even the politically inactive have an opinion about each side. Because of the explosion of data in the last couple … Continue reading Stonewalling with bad stats
Every time I get in line to order and pay at a busy cafe there is always someone who gets their friend to reserve a table for them whilst they place the order. I thought this annoyed most people, however, from speaking to people I have realised that it's accepted. How is this? Firstly let's … Continue reading Reserving a table in a cafe = very annoying!
The more familiar you get with code and databases the more you cringe when you hear that the data is in Excel. As soon as I got the hang of databases I would try my best to avoid excel at all costs. It's slow, takes up a lot of memory for what it's storing, gets … Continue reading Use Excel? Automate and speed up the boring stuff with Python!
This is a first of a series where I and Nathan Blake answer questions and generally talk about med tech and clinical innovation in a relaxed fashion. Warning! The podcast is over an hour long, is tangential and also contains personal anecdotes and light politics. As opposed to the inspirational clinicians section that tries to … Continue reading Bryan Podcast: Episode 1
I drifted in and out of sleep. The alarm hadn’t gone off so there was still time to get more rest. Some time later I wake up, happy with myself that I’m rested enough to actually beat the alarm. I roll over to check the time only to realize that my phone was completely dead … Continue reading Day with no phone = half power
Finding a niche in coding can help you get your foot in the professional door, however, there are some risks. If your skill set is too narrow you can force yourself out of the competition. If you risk it and jump in a trending part of tech that doesn't catch on you've also forced yourself … Continue reading You’re a clinician, you already have a coding niche.
I recently went to the Polish cultural institute in Hammersmith to see a talk on the WW2 enigma machine. I was not disappointed, the good condition facilitated a working demonstration. Not only was this a treat to see from a historical perspective, it is a physical embodiment of how high, and low level code works … Continue reading Enigma, a mechanical analogy to software