13 A REAL ROLLERCOASTER RIDE

Dr Julie Greensmith is part of the Intelligent Modelling and Analysis Group in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. Here she talks to Justin Richards about her work and why computer science is such an exciting subject to research at the moment.

Can you provide some background on yourself (college years to present)?

I started out as a pharmacology student at the University of Leeds. I was really interested in how drugs interacted with the body and the creative aspect of it: developing new cures. But I found the lab work was quite repetitive and I wasn’t really very good at it. I was quite good at coming up with my own processes, but when I had to follow other people’s procedures I was ...

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