Joanna Leng - my web-log


Joanna Leng's CV


A Computational Scientist and Visualization Expert, with a strong background in physics, biology and engineering, who excels at translating technological concepts into software solutions. An inclusive leader and team member who is experienced in building multi-disciplinary collaborations: Suited to a researchenvironment and looking for new projects.


PRIZES AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS


SKILLS

Computer Visualisation

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Software Web Development

Leadership

Relationship Building

Teaching and Dissemination

Publications

Full details of publications is available from http://www.joannaleng.com/publications/, and includes editing 1 book and writing 6 chapters for books, over 20 papers, 5 posters, 12 technical reports, 6 articles for newsletters and 1 article for an important magazine (Computer Graphics World).


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

University of Leeds                  Research Fellow         2013 - 2014

Working in the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering as a computational biomechanical engineer. Developed a dynamic model of edge loading in the artificial hip in Adams software. Led the computational group meetings proactively to encourage a broader understanding of the context of computational science and improve practical skills.

Joanna Leng                                                                         2008 - 2013

Career break with caring responsibilities during this time. I also wrote 4 chapters for 3 books, edited the book "Handbook of Research on Computational Science and Engineering: Theory and Practice" and a tutorial for SuperComputing 2011.

University of Manchester         Senior HPC and Visualisation Engineer         1996 - 2008

Working in the Research Computing Services group with the HPC services, visualization and grid teams. Working in collaborative teams within and across groups to successfully complete a variety of research projects.

Blood Transfusion Service         Laboratory Technician          1991 - 1996

Trained and qualified as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer (MLSO). Responsible for all areas of blood product production and testing - working as a team and individually to high precision.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

PG Cert in Innovation Management
University of Leeds 2015
Used the principals of critical self-directed learning and action learning to understand workplace issues and use the management literature to solve them within an iterative cycle of learning.

PhD in Computer Science
University of Manchester 2006
The dissertation was titled ’A Visualization Toolkit for Solar Physicists’.

MSc in Computer Science
University of Manchester 1996
The dissertation was titled ’Volume Visualization of Third Trimester Placenta’.

BTec in Computer Studies
Park Lane College, Leeds 1992

BSc (Hons) in Biophysics
University of Leeds 1989
A four year course with 4 years of biophysics, 2 years of physics and 1 year of each Maths, Chemistry and Microbiology.

Training

Coursera version of Stanford Introduction to Artificial Intelligence December 2011

Coursera version of Stanford Human Computer Interaction - August 2012


INTERESTS

Hobbies include music, exercise, crafts and photography. Exercises that I particularly enjoy are Yoga and swimming. Recently I joined an art meets science group called The Superposition. Through that I have set up a LeedsBio group that is part of citizen science and organises DIYbio activities such as guerrilla experiments in a pub and running a biology stall at local markets.




Last updated by Joanna Leng on the 20th of December 2014.