London Hopper Colloquium 2017

London Hopper Colloquium 2017

by Academy Admin

BCS Academy and University College London will present the 13th London Hopper Colloquium on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at the BCS headquarters in London.

This one-day event will feature women speakers talking about their research, as well as the Research Spotlight competition, which is open to postgraduate students. It will provide lots of opportunities to network with other new researchers in the field of computing.



10:00 - 11:00  Registration & refreshments, networking opportunity

11:00 - 11:10  Welcome, Professor Caroline Wardle, University College London

11:10 - 11:15  Introduction to the day's events, Dr Lynda Thomas, Aberystwyth University

11:15 - 11:45 Simulations of the human heart shed light on mechanisms underpinning atrial fibrillation, Dr Anna Muszkiewicz, University of Oxford 

11:45 - 12:15 Research Spotlight 1 - student presentations

12:15 - 12:45 Cybersecurity: the billion-pound problem, Juliet Grout, IBM

12:45 - 13:15 Research Spotlight 2 - student presentations

13:15 - 14:45 Buffet lunch, networking opportunity

14:45 - 15:15 Assistive devices for the hearing-impaired, past and present, Dr Ifat Yasin, University College London

15:15 - 15:45 Building user-centred rehabilitation technologies, Dr Lynne Baillie, Heriot-Watt University

15:45 - 16:00 Awarding of prizes for best Research Spotlight presentations

More information about the Hopper Colloquium 2017 can be found by clicking here.

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We are also pleased to announce that Maja Matarić, Professor and Chan Soon-Shiong Chair of Computer Science, Neuroscience and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California (USC) will be presenting the seventh Karen Spärck Jones Lecture, an evening event honouring women in computing research that will follow the London Hopper Colloquium at BCS Headquarters. Professor Matarić will be speaking on the subject of socially-assistive robotics. She is the Founding Director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center and a director of the USC Robotics Research Lab.

The London Hopper and Karen Spärck Jones Lecture take place at the BCS headquarters in Central London, with support from University College London, the BCS Academy of Computing and IBM.