About this day
This inspirational day of KS5 computer science will take your students to the cutting edge in fields such as computer vision, software development, algorithms, pure programming and computer systems. Five renowned speakers from universities, industries and the media will reveal computer science at its very best and your students will have a whole lot of fun along the way. This day also features a special session with hints and tips for examination success.
Programme & speakers
Browsing the world with Computer Vision Tushar Sharma, Blippar
Computer Vision is changing the way we can visually recognise objects at a massive scale. Tushar will explore the challenges in CV, show the current use cases, and provide a glimpse of the future.
About Tushar Sharma
Tushar works at Blippar, a visual discovery app, using augmented reality and machine learning to bring the physical world to life through smartphones and wearables.
The magic of computer science Paul Curzon, Queen Mary, University of London
When you learn to be a magician, it turns out you are learning the skills needed to be a great computer scientist too: computational thinking. Paul will use magic to see what computational thinking is all about and how both magicians and computer scientists rely on it.
About Paul Curzon
Paul is a Professor of Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. He co-created the EPSRC funded magazine cs4fn. In 2010 he was made a National Teaching Fellow by the Higher Education Academy. This is the most prestigious award for teaching in the UK. Paul won the EPSRC’s “New Computer Science Writer of the Year” Award 2007 and his current research concerns interaction design and human error.
Artificial Intelligence: Fact & Fiction Nigel Shadbolt, University of Oxford
Nigel will discuss the current state of the art in artificial intelligence research. He will explore how far various predictions of the imminent emergence of super-intelligent machines are warranted and look at the practical impact of artificial intelligence now and in the future.
About Nigel Shadbolt
Nigel is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute (ODI). Nigel has transformed the widely acclaimed data.gov.uk site in his role as an Information Adviser to the UK Government.
30 years in Computing and still loving it Mandy Chessell, IBM
Mandy will explore software development and the movement of data drawing on her extensive experience at IBM.
About Mandy Chessell
Mandy is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mandy is a trusted advisor to large organisations, working with them on the governance, integration and management of information.