Vince Knight is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Mathematics. His research interests are in emergent behaviour, probabilistic modelling, applications in healthcare and pedagogy. He maintains a number of open source research software projects, is a trustee of the UK Python association, is an editor for the Journal of Open Source Software, was awarded the 2017 John Pinner award for contribution to the Python community and is a fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute.
In research, peer review is considered a pillar of trust. This is problematic. A lot of research is, at best, not reproducible or, sometimes, even wrong, despite peer review. This talk will discuss the origins of peer review, problems with peer review and some things that could be better.