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Dr Freddy Wordingham

Research Software Engineer


 Office hours:

Monday - Thursday, 9am - 7:30pm


I am passionate about writing software and it's ability to accurately predict natual phenomena. My favorite aspect of computer science is type systems and my favorite language is Rust, though I am partial to Python for the sake of rapid prototyping and web application development.


PhD Computational Biophysics, University of Exeter

MPhys (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics (1st), University of Exeter


Prior to starting the University of Exeter's RSE group with Omar Jamil, Freddy worked as the Research Assistant for Tim Harries' Biophysics Group engineering HPC (high-performance computing) numerical simulations.

Focusing on cancer research, the group uses these simulators to investigate the interaction between light and molecules within the human body. The scattering of light is simulated using a MCRT (Monte Carlo radiative transfer) code, and the molecular concentration and spatial distribution are modelled using a FEM (finite element method) code. These codes are unified under a single framework named ARCTK (written in Rust), published as an open source library.

Freddy also leads software development as the Chief Technical Officer of Databound, a commercial software engineering company based in the southwest of England.



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