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CANCELLED: Dr. Konrad Hinsen presenting on "Building trust in Computational Science: From Reproducible to Verifiable Computer-aided Research"

29 Aug, 2018

Updated Sep 25: This event is cancelled due to scheduling obstacles!

Dr. Konrad Hinsen

Time and Location


To err is human. Scientists being human, they make mistakes. Since the beginning of organized scientific research, this fact of life has been taken into account by the introduction of verification and validation protocols. Computer-aided research has introduced new sources of mistakes that are so far insufficiently covered by these protocols: bugs in software, operator errors, and inappropriate use of scientific methods encoded in software. I will review the progress that has been made recently towards more trustworthy results, notably through reproducibility, and present a first approach to the next step: verifiable computational science.

The presentation will be 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes discussions.

Host: Ola Spjuth (ola.spjuth@farmbio.uu.se)

About the speaker

Dr. Konrad Hinsen, is a researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), working at the Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire in Orléans and as an associate researcher at the Synchrotron SOLEIL.

Dr. Hinsen’s primary research interests are the structure and dynamics of proteins, using molecular simulation and statistical physics, and the methodology of computational science, in particular concerning reproducibility. More information is available on Dr. Hinsen’s personal website.

Konrad will also serve as opponent for the PhD thesis defence of Samuel Lampa on the topic Reproducible Data Analys is in Drug Discovery with Scientific Workflows and the Semantic Web, on Sept 28, at 13.00 in room B22.