About this day
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
MENACE: the machine educable noughts and crosses engine Matthew Scroggs, University of Cambridge
Join Matt to discover the basics of machine learning, using MENACE—the machine educable noughts and crosses engine.
About Matthew Scroggs
When not working Matthew writes puzzles and articles for Chalkdust Magazine, including the infamous crossnumber, and reads Martin Gardner books.
TBA Miranda Mowbray, University of Bristol
About Miranda Mowbray
Miranda formerly worked as a research scientist for HP, finding new ways of analyzing data to detect attacks on computer networks. Her PhD is in Algebra, from London University.
TBA Mark Jago, Nottingham University
About Mark Jago
Mark Jago, a Professor of Philosophy at Nottingham University, works on metaphysics, the mind, knowledge, language, logic, and social issues. He’s recently written on what truth is, how to think about impossible things, and some fun new kinds of logic.