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

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

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

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

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

14:45 - 15:15 Data as infratstructure for smart cities, Dr Larissa Romualdo-Suzuki, City Data Strategist, Greater London Authority

15:15 - 15:45 Building user-centred rehabilitation technologies, Dr Lynne Baillie, Director of Research, School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, 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 Mataric', 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 Mataric' is also the Founding Director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center and a director of the USC Robotics Research Lab.

Both of these events are free. Please check this site Mid-March 2017 for details on the programmes, venue and registration.

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.