James C. Loach

I'm Chief Scientist at Senseye, where I lead a team developing algorithms for one of the world's leading predictive maintenance applications.

I was trained as a physicist and have undergraduate (MPhys) and postgraduate (DPhil, Particle Physics) degrees from the University of Oxford. My thesis work was on the Nobel Prize-winning Sudbury Neutrino Observatory experiment. I was a post doc at Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大学). I am a member of the Chinese 1000 Young Talents Plan (青年千人计划).

My time in China left me with a love for the language and a fascination with the history and culture of the country. I have a small company Sinophenia producing science-based materials for learning Mandarin and, when I have time, I study the language myself.

My CV is on LinkedIn and you can contact me at james.loach@gmail.com.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Professional experience

  • Chief Scientist, Senseye Ltd. (2018-)
  • Data Scientist, Senseye Ltd. (2017-2018)
  • Founder & Director, Sinophenia Ltd. (2016-)
  • Assistant Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大学) (2013-2016)
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2008-2012)
  • College Lecturer, Keble College, University of Oxford (2004-2006)
  • Graduate Research Student, University of Oxford (2003-2008)
  • Summer Student, CERN (2002)
  • Logistics Engineer, Denso Manufacturing UK Ltd. (1998-1999)

Awards

  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (part share) (2016)
  • Department award for undergraduate teaching (2015)

  • National Science Foundation of China grant (2014)

  • China 1000 Young Talents Plan (青年千人计划) (2012)

  • Academic prizes, Somerville College, Oxford (2000-2003
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  • Beilby academic scholarship, Somerville College, Oxford (2000)

Publications

Select conference proceedings

Seminars and colloquia

  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (2012) Rarest of Decays: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Germanium
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2012) Rarest of Decays: Germanium & the Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (colloquium)
  • Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (2012) Mining the Heavens: Adventures with Solar Neutrinos (colloquium)
  • Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (2012) Germanium & the Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay
  • University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC (2011) Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay: the Golden Age?
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (2011) KATRIN - a Direct Neutrino Mass Measurement
  • University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2010) The Majorana Demonstrator - Towards a Tonne-Scale Ge Experiment
  • Brown University, Providence, RI (2010) Lowering the Energy Threshold at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
  • MPIK Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany (2010. Lowering the Energy Threshold at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (2010) Lowering the Energy Threshold at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (2008) Results from the Final Phase of SNO
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (2008) The Final Phase of SNO
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (2008) The Final Phase of SNO