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Date & time

Wed, 24 Mar 2021
9:45 - 15:00

Venue

Online

Ticket price

Online £12 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level and IB students

Computer Science in Action is the ultimate enrichment day for Key Stage 5 computer science students.  In five lively sessions experts from academia and industry will explore relevant topics that complement the curriculum. These sessions will motivate students to excel and give them ideas about future careers. An additional talk on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed, and each student will receive a revision guide to take home.

Programme & speakers

Fighting cancer with computers Jasmin Fisher, UCL

The Jasmin Fisher Lab at UCL develops state-of-the-art computational models and analysis techniques to study cancer evolution and mechanisms of drug resistance to identify better personalised treatments for cancer patients.

Jasmin Fisher

About Jasmin Fisher

Jasmin Fisher is a Professor of Computational Biology at UCL. She has always been curious about the mechanisms of disease and interested in using computers to improve patients’ lives.

Reimagining Smart Cities Matthew Leeke, University of Warwick

By 2050, we’ll have 7 billion people living in urban areas. What happens when the global population puts cities at breaking point?  We’ll explore how to leverage machine learning and smart devices to solve some of the biggest problems facing our cities.
Matthew Leeke

About Matthew Leeke

Matt is the director of admissions and undergraduate studies for Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also a Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute and a consultant for some of the world’s largest technology companies.