Seminars 2017-18

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, Spring 2018

Seminar organiser: James Borg

Date   Time Venue Speaker Topic/Title
24/01/18 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Fumiya Iida
University of Cambridge

Embodied Intelligence in Physically Evolving Robots
abstract / more info

31/01/18 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Prof. Tuna Tugcu
Bogazici University

Molecular Communications: Communicating in the Nano-scale
abstract / more info

07/02/18 4pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Jennifer Cook
University of Birmingham

The social dominance paradox, and what it tells us about
the mechanisms of social learning
abstract / more info

21/03/18  4pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building
Prof. Fiona Polack
Keele University

Complex systems: simulation and software engineering
abstract / more info

25/04/18 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Goksel Misiril
Keele University

Model-driven design of synthetic biological systems

02/05/18 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

David Farrell
Glasgow Caledonian
University

TBC

09/05/18 3pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Dr. Tim Taylor
Monsah University

The long history and near future of self-reproducing robots and
open-ended evolution
abstract / more info

16/05/18 - Cancelled

Dr. Aniko Ekart
Aston University

*** seminar cancelled ***

21/05/18 1.30pm CR08, Turing Lab,
Colin Reeves Building

Ivan Miguel Serrano Pires
Instituto de Telecomunicações – Portugal

From Data acquisition to Classification:
Fusing multiple sensors' data for the development of
Ambient Assisted Living Systems
abstract / more info


Maths Seminars, Spring 2018

Seminar organiser: Professor Jonathan Healey

Date   Time Venue Speaker Topic/Title
31/01/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Prof. Colm-Cille Caulfield
University of Cambridge

Making a LIST and checking it
twice: Length scales of
Instabilities & Strati ed Turbulence.

28/02/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Zahir Hussain
Manchester Metropolitian University

Competing instabilities
of three-dimensional boundary layer
ow over spinning bodies.

07/03/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Simon Pearce
Manchester University

Modelling Microtubule Rings in Gliding
Assays.

14/03/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Prof Paul Linden
University of Cambridge

The structure and origin of con ned
Holmboe waves.

25/04/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Dr Jie Cheng
Keele Univeristy

A latent factor-based endogenous regime-switching
model and its application.

09/05/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Dr Alice Thompson
Manchester University

Patterning and control of free surface flows.

11/05/18 2.00pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building
Prof Gennady Mishuris
Aberystwyth University

(i) Shear stress induced by a fluid on the surface of the hydraulically driven crack.
(ii) Energy release rate inhydraulic fracture. Should one take the phenomenon
of the shear stress into account and when?
abstract

16/05/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building
Dr Dmitri Tseluiko
Loughborough University,

Discrete self-similarity and formation
of iterated patterns in interfacial hydrodynamics.

06/06/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Dr. Karima Khusnutdinova
Loughborough University

Weakly-nonlinear approach to
scattering of solitons by delamination.

13/06/18 2.30pm Mac 2.22
Mackay Building

Prof Raphael Hirschi
Keele University

Hydrodynamic Simulations (ILES) of Turbulent Flows
in Stars.

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
slides

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