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Pradipta Biswas

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2006 PhD Computer Science
  • Trinity College
Pradipta Biswas

Pradipta Biswas

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2006 PhD Computer Science
  • Trinity College

Pradipta Biswas is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing of Indian Institute of Science. His research focuses on user modelling and multimodal human-machine interaction for aviation and automotive environments and for assistive technology. Earlier, he was a Senior Research Associate at Engineering Department, Research Fellow at Wolfson College and Research Associate at Trinity Hall of University of Cambridge. He completed PhD in Computer Science at the Rainbow Group of University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Trinity College in 2010 and was awarded a Gates-Cambridge Scholarship in 2006. He undertook a first degree in Information Technology at the University of Kalyani and a master degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He conducts a course on Human Computer Interaction at Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, guest lecture at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and was a vice chairman of ITU-T Focus Group on Smart TV.

Kathryn Blair

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2007 PhD Biochemistry
  • Pembroke College
Kathryn Blair

Kathryn Blair

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2007 PhD Biochemistry
  • Pembroke College

Cedric Blais

  • Alumni
  • Canada, Belgium
  • 2020 MPhil History & Philosophy of Science
  • Darwin College
Cedric Blais

Cedric Blais

  • Alumni
  • Canada, Belgium
  • 2020 MPhil History & Philosophy of Science
  • Darwin College

I was born to a Quebecois family in Montreal and grew up in English speaking Halifax, Canada. There I completed a BA in History of Science and Technology at the University of King's College. Though I was a humanities student I spent much of my undergraduate working in laboratories, learning and reflecting on the experimental methods of scientists. Stepping between different research cultures gave me a fascination for the different ways in which we can study the natural world. More than ethical advice, I believe that philosophy and history can contribute genuine methodological insights for the sciences. During my MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Cambridge I hope to examine the ways in which model organisms are shaped by their experimental contexts. What kind of generalizations can be drawn from organisms that change constantly and situationally? I believe that answering this question calls for interdisciplinary and inter-cultural approaches, and I hope to continue my collaborations with scientists during my time at Cambridge. I am honoured to join the Gates community, where I will be able to take part in scholarly conversations that reach across disciplines and nationalities.

Previous Education

University of King's College History of Science&Technology 2020

Conway Blake

  • Alumni
  • Jamaica
  • 2006 PhD Legal Studies
  • Corpus Christi College
Conway Blake

Conway Blake

  • Alumni
  • Jamaica
  • 2006 PhD Legal Studies
  • Corpus Christi College

I am from Jamaica, and previously studied law in the Caribbean and at Cambridge. With the Gates scholarship I hope to pursue research leading to the award of a PhD in International Law. More specifically, I will look at the implementation of international human rights through regional mechanisms in the Americas and Africa. Subsequently, I hope to mix an academic career with international law practice.

Libby Blanchard

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2012 MPhil Environment, Society and Development
    2013 PhD Geography
  • King's College
Libby Blanchard

Libby Blanchard

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2012 MPhil Environment, Society and Development
    2013 PhD Geography
  • King's College

I arrived at Cambridge in 2012 to pursue an MPhil in Environment, Society and Development to learn how best to negotiate environmental pressures when alleviating poverty through economic growth. I am particularly interested in developing policies that address both extreme poverty and biodiversity loss--two of the most critical challenges of our era. In 2013, I received a second Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD that addresses climate change policy and environmental justice, and received my PhD in 2017. Before Cambridge, I worked for six years directing international development and conservation initiatives for a coffee importing company. In this role, I raised over $4 million for livelihood improvement programs, some of which were featured at the Clinton Global Initiative and in National Geographic's Wild Chronicles series.

Laura Blecha

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2005 MPhil Physics
  • St Edmund's College
Laura Blecha

Laura Blecha

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2005 MPhil Physics
  • St Edmund's College

Jordana Blejmar

  • Alumni
  • Argentina
  • 2007 PhD Latin American Studies
  • Darwin College
Jordana Blejmar

Jordana Blejmar

  • Alumni
  • Argentina
  • 2007 PhD Latin American Studies
  • Darwin College

Originally a Literature student from the University of Buenos Aires, I finished an MPhil in Latin American Studies at Cambridge with a Simón Bolívar Scholarship in June 2007. Focusing on guerrilla movements active during the 1970s in Argentina, I am interested in the way children of militants who disappeared during the 1976-1983 dictatorship use visual mediums to reflect on their parents’ political practices. My PhD will examine the links between Politics and Literature from 1969 to 1974. My concern over memory and militancy was fuelled during 2005 when I was invited by the Argentine Ministry of Education to participate in a team promoting discussion over these issues in schools and universities. After finishing my PhD I will continue to work for FLACSO and other institutions,

Edward Blocher

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2002 MPhil Land Economy
  • Trinity Hall
Edward Blocher

Edward Blocher

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2002 MPhil Land Economy
  • Trinity Hall

Alette Blom

  • Scholar
  • Netherlands
  • 2019 PhD Archaeology
  • Newnham College
Alette Blom

Alette Blom

  • Scholar
  • Netherlands
  • 2019 PhD Archaeology
  • Newnham College

I have always been mesmerized by the world around me and by how everything seems to fit so perfectly together. During high school I tried to combine as many different courses as I could - from biology to history and from arts to math – in order to try and understand all these connections. My teachers continuously tried to explain to me that those fields would never come together in my future. Close to the registration deadline for universities, however, I was introduced to archaeology and fell instantly in love. Studying archaeology has enabled me to learn a lot about subjects ranging from ecology to geology, from history to biomolecular sciences and from arts to evolutionary processes. After a BA in archaeology at Leiden University, I continued to do a Research Master in Bioarchaeology, focusing on human skeletal remains. I have found the field I belong in and that aims to understand how all sciences interplay with each other. I am therefore thrilled to be starting my PhD in archaeology, researching how leprosy sufferers in medieval England have experienced living with their disease, both socially and biologically. I will do so by taking a multidisciplinary approach combining archaeology, osteology, paleopathology, isotope research, biomolecular approaches and historical sources.

Previous Education

Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden Univ) Human osteoarchaeology 2018
Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden Univ) Human Osteoarchaeology 2016

Kofi Boakye

  • Alumni
  • Ghana
  • 2006 PhD Criminology
  • St Edmund's College
Kofi Boakye

Kofi Boakye

  • Alumni
  • Ghana
  • 2006 PhD Criminology
  • St Edmund's College

Kofi is an academic, a social entrepreneur and a mentor who is passionate about the development of young people and Africa. He moved to Clare Hall as a Junior Research Fellow after completing his MPhil and PhD at St Edmund’s College. His research takes an interdisciplinary approach to issues of crime and development with particular interest in youth and gender-based violence. Kofi has published widely in high-impact journals in the fields of psychology, law and criminology. He serves on several journal editorial boards. He has been a visiting fellow to universities in the US and Africa, including Cornell University School of Law, State University of New York and University of Ghana. Kofi is the founder of the Oxbridge African Mentorship Programme, a charity that provides mentoring for young talents in Africa. He is also co-founder of the African Institute for Crime, Policy and Governance Research, a think tank based in Ghana that promotes high quality research on crime, justice and governance issues to inform policy in Africa.

Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kofi-boakye-0788285

Christian Boehm

  • Alumni
  • Germany
  • 2013 PhD Plant Sciences
  • Christ's College
Christian Boehm

Christian Boehm

  • Alumni
  • Germany
  • 2013 PhD Plant Sciences
  • Christ's College

Evelyn Boettcher

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2013 PhD Politics and International Studies
  • Magdalene College
Evelyn Boettcher

Evelyn Boettcher

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2013 PhD Politics and International Studies
  • Magdalene College

Tiffany Bogich

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2006 PhD Zoology
  • St Catharine's College
Tiffany Bogich

Tiffany Bogich

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2006 PhD Zoology
  • St Catharine's College

I am interested in patterns of threat and extinction due to habitat loss, and the use of quantitative methods to aid in both understanding past and present patterns of species' losses and making future conservation decisions. Particularly I am interested in revisiting the Species Area Relationship and its use in predicting species' extinctions.

Christopher Bohn

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2006 PhD Chemical Engineering
  • Christ's College
Christopher Bohn

Christopher Bohn

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2006 PhD Chemical Engineering
  • Christ's College

My research at Cambridge focuses on the production of hydrogen for fuel cells and carbon capture and storage. I was born in Austria and attended Gymnasium before returning to the US for high school. I graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Katarzyna Bojar

  • Alumni
  • Poland
  • 2005 MPhil Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensin
  • Girton College
Katarzyna Bojar

Katarzyna Bojar

  • Alumni
  • Poland
  • 2005 MPhil Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensin
  • Girton College

Levan Bokeria

  • Scholar
  • Georgia
  • 2018 PhD Biological Science at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
  • Hughes Hall
Levan Bokeria

Levan Bokeria

  • Scholar
  • Georgia
  • 2018 PhD Biological Science at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
  • Hughes Hall

I was born and raised in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. I completed my Bachelors studies at the University of Rochester in the USA, exploring a diverse set of disciplines including philosophy, neuroscience, economics, and political science. I rapidly developed a deep interest in brain sciences, fueled by my philosophical fascination about the human mind. I continued my scientific training as a research assistant at Georgetown University, followed by a Research Master’s studies at the Donders Institute in the Netherlands. I gradually realized that Neuroscience offers not only unprecedented tools to answer deepest philosophical puzzles about cognition, but also an opportunity to use the discovered mechanistic understanding of the brain to design effective strategies for improving human abilities. I realized that at the heart of every scientific and intellectual advancement, at the foundation of human progress lies the human ability to learn, create, and solve problems, enabled by the fascinatingly complex underlying neuro-computational processes. With the help of the amazing research community at Cambridge, I aim to uncover the inner workings of the human brain as it learns and remembers, in an effort to contribute to the development of science-based, effective strategies for improving knowledge acquisition and idea generation. I hope that such insights can be used to improve human learning in healthy adults as well as those with neurodegenerative diseases.

Previous Education

University of Rochester
Georgetown University
Radboud University Nijmegen

Julia Bolotina

  • Alumni
  • Canada
  • 2011 MPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
    2012 PhD Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
  • St John's College
Julia Bolotina

Julia Bolotina

  • Alumni
  • Canada
  • 2011 MPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
    2012 PhD Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
  • St John's College

I completed my MPhil in 2012 and my PhD in 2016, as a two-time Gates recipient. My thesis, entitled "Medicine and Society in Anglo-Saxon England: The Social and Practical Context of Bald’s Leechbook and the Lacnunga," focused on socio-economic factors affecting access to medical knowledge and treatment in early medieval England. A secondary focus of my research was Old English terminology for precious stones, particularly garnet.

Since receiving my PhD, I have been working professionally as an editor of an architecture magazine. I am also the founding editor of For All the Fish, a new online magazine on sustainable food.

Previous Education

University of Cambridge MPhil, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic 2011
University of Toronto BA (Hons) Medieval Studies, English 2007

Links

https://www.forallthefish.com
http://cambridge.academia.edu/JuliaBolotina

Rachel Bolten

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2012 MPhil English Studies
  • Clare College
Rachel Bolten

Rachel Bolten

  • Alumni
  • United States
  • 2012 MPhil English Studies
  • Clare College