Mike Croucher

By Mike Croucher, Research Software Engineer at University of Sheffield and Software Sustainability Institute Fellow

By Mike Croucher, SSI Fellow, Research Software Engineer and author of Walking Randomly.

William Stein, lead developer of the computer algebra system, Sage, and its cloud-based spin-off, SageMathCloud, recently announced that he was quitting academia to go and form a company. In his talk, William says "I can’t figure out how to create Sage in academia. The money isn’t there. The mathematical community doesn’t care enough. The only option left is for me to build a company."

By Carole Goble, Manchester Principal Investigator at the Software Sustainability Institute, and Mike Croucher, Robert Haines, and Caroline Jay, Fellows at the Software Sustainability Institute.

How should we build the research software of the future? This was the question under consideration at the Dagstuhl Perspective’s Workshop ‘Engineering Academic Software’, co-organised by the Software Sustainability Institute’s Manchester PI Carole Goble. Experts in the area from across the world spent an intensive week presenting, discussing, debating and writing, to define current problems…

By Laurence Billingham, British Geological Survey, Steven Lamerton, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Nick Rees, Square Kilometre Array Organisation, Mike Croucher, University of Sheffield, Richard Domander, Royal Veterinary College, and Carl Wilson, Open Preservation Foundation.

A speed blog from the Collaborations Workshop 2016 (CW16).

Researchers, we need to talk about software.

The research community has a problem, some still see talking about it as taboo. Hiding from the problem and hoping it goes away will not make it go away. We are going to…

By Mike Croucher, Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. This article was originally posted on his blog www.walkingrandomly.com

You’ve written a computer program in your favourite language as part of your research and are getting some great-looking results.

The results could change everything! Perhaps they’ll influence world-economics, increase understanding of multidrug resistance, improve health and well-being for the population of entire countries or help with the analysis of brain MRI scans. 

Thanks to you and your research, the world will be a better…

Research Software Engineer at University of Sheffield. Author of www.walkingrandomly.com

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