About Me


My name is Will Vousden. I’m a PhD student working with the Gravitational Wave Group at the University of Birmingham, UK. I currently work on methods and algorithms for computational data analysis (various flavours of MCMC), and have previously worked on telescope follow-up strategies for detection of GW events. I’m a bit of a technophile and enjoy web design and programming in my spare time.

Outside science and code, my passion is cycling — both for leisure and for competition; I currently ride for RST Sport in the West Midlands. My proudest achievement so far is a silver medal in the BUCS national hill climb championship at Curbar Gap, Derbyshire (just 0.2 seconds behind gold!). When I can (and when I have a working mountain bike), I venture north to Staffordshire’s Cannock Chase for the cross-country trails.

I’m also a keen photographer and run a photoblog (with a larger selection available on Flickr, below).

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