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Thibault Lestang

I am a Senior Research Software Engineer in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. I work hand in hand with researchers in the department to maintain and develop open source flow solvers like Nektar++, PyFR and xcompact3d. At the same time, I am active across the department to support and train researchers in research software engineering, and promote/enable efficient and sustainable software development practices.

I was previously a Research Software Engineer in the Oxford Research Software Engineering group, and a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. I collaborated on various scientific software projects, from battery mathematical modelling to screening visual impairment in patients after stroke. I hold a PhD in Physics from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2018), during which I investigated the application of rare event sampling algorithms to the simulation of extreme events in turbulent flows around objects.

I'm generally interested in raising the profile of research software - and the people who write it - whether it is at Imperial College London, in the UK, or worldwide. I am 2021 Software Sustainability Institute fellow.

Topics I am particularly interested in include

reproducible research;code review;refactoring;GNU Emacs;org-mode;Python packaging;parallel programming;computational fluid dynamics

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