Seminars 2016-17

Each year, the School of Computing and Mathematics hosts seminars from a variety of researchers working on topics aligned with our research interests. These speakers are often leading experts invited by school staff: in Computing we have enjoyed subjects as diverse as Social Learning, Reservoir Computing, Perceptual Learning and Software Engineering and Design. Maths seminars have spanned non-linear electromechanics, stability and waves in solids and fluids and plant root growth. We also invite doctoral students from the school and elsewhere to give talks as their research develops.

Lech Madeyski discussing reproducible research (02/07/2014)


Most seminars take place in the Colin Reeves / MacKay complex (grid reference E5 on the campus map). ‌

Computing Seminars, Autumn 2017

Seminar organiser: James Borg

Date   Time Venue Speaker Topic/Title
11/10/17 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Prof. Alan Winfield
University of the West of England

The Thinking Robot

abstract / more info

25/10/17 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Prof. Mike Sharples
The Open University

Technology and Pedagogy at Massive Scale: MOOCS and Beyond
abstract / more info

01/11/17  2pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. George Erdos
Newcastle University

Medical Errors and what can we do about them?
abstract / more info

08/11/17 4pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Alex Nobajas
Keele University

 UAV (drones) as data source for 3D modelling
abstract / more info
slides

15/11/17  3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Prof. Rene Doursat
Manchester Met University

Reconciling Architecture with Self-Organization
via Morphogenetic Engineering
abstract / more info

29/11/17   2pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Marc Roper
Strathclyde Univrity

Sorting Sheep from Goats -
Automatically Clustering and Classifying Program Failures
abstract / more info

06/12/17   2pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Angela Kedgley
Imperial College London
(Joint seminar with ISTM)

In vitro vs. computational approaches to modelling the
human hand: when ‘old school’ biomechanics meets new technology
abstract / more info

 

13/12/17   3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building 

Dr. Charles Day
Keele Univeristy

Fixed topology neural networks: some of their problems and promise
when dealing with time
abstract / more info

 

Computing Seminars, Spring 2017

Seminar organiser: James Borg

Date   Time Venue Speaker Topic/Title
15/02/17 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Prof. Liz Bacon
University of Greenwhich

The use of intelligent and immersive systems to support
educational requirements of the IT workforce and future society

abstract / more info

01/03/17 1pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Dr. Tim Collins
Manchester Metropolitian University

Automated Virtual Reconstruction of Fragmented Cuneiform Tablets 

abstract / more info

03/03/17  1pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Prof. Angela Sasse
University College London

Security and usability in the development process - Insights from 3 case studies

abstract / more info

08/03/17 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Dr. Gordon Rugg
Keele University

Ways to make sense of messy problems

abstract / more info slides

15/03/17  1pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Prof. Mark Girolami
University of Warwick
 

*** seminar cancelled ***

22/03/17   3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Simon Walker
University of Greenwhich

The TEF – Threat or Opportunity

abstract / more info

29/03/17   2pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Dr. Ivan Olier
University of Manchester
Metropolitan University

Machine learning in biomedical research – Are we all on the same page?

abstract / more info

 

26/04/17   3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building 
Dr. Eric Silverman
Teeside University

An agent-based model of job insecurity in research emplyment

abstract / more info

03/05/17 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Dr. Simon Powers
Edinburgh Napier University

The Evolution of Institutions

abstract / more info

 
Computing Seminars, Autumn 2016

Seminar organiser: James Borg

Date   Time Venue Speaker Topic/Title
19/10/16 2.30pm

CR08, Turing Lab,

Colin Reeves Building

Prof. Roman Borisyuk
Plymouth University
Computational modelling of the Xenopus tadpole 
spinalcord: Biologically realistic models of
connectivity and functionality
abstract / more info
26/10/16  3pm

CR08, Turing Lab,

Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Evert Haasdijk
VU Amsterdam
Embodied Evolution, Selection Pressure and
Social Learning
abstract / more info
09/11/16   3pm

CR08, Turing Lab,

Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Ata Kaban

University of Birmingham

Large Scale EDA Optimisation by Aggregating Compressive Covariance Matrices

abstract / more info

16/11/16 3pm

CR08, Turing Lab,

Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Sandra Woolley

Keele University

Health Technology Research and the
AllergiSense Sensing Smartphone System
for People with Anaphylactic Allergies

abstract / more info  slides

30/11/16 1.30pm

CR08, Turing Lab,

Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Ed Chadwick

Keele University - ISTM

Real-time modelling of the human hand:
use in control and feedback for prosthetic devices

abstract / more info

07/12/16   3pm

CR08, Turing Lab,

Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Ed de Quincey, Dr. Theo Kyriacou,
Dr. Mark Turner and Dr Nikki Williams
Keele University

Placing the User at the Centre of Learning Analytics

abstract / more info

14/12/16 3pm

CR08, Turing Lab,

Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Paolo Missier

Newcastle University

ReComp: Preserving the value of large scale data analytics
over time through selective re-computation

abstract / more info

Mathematics Seminars

Maths Seminars Autumn 2017.pdf‌‌‌‌‌

Maths Seminars Spring 2016.pdf‌‌

Maths Seminars Autumn 2015.pdf

Maths Seminars Spring 2015.pdf

Seminar Organiser Professor Jonathan Healey