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Date & time

Late Availability

Thu, 24 Nov 2016
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

UCL Institute of Education, London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL

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About this day

Do your students wonder what computer scientists do?

This inspirational day of computer science will take them to the cutting edge in fields from Artificial Intelligence, software development and algorithms to pure programming. 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

Artificial Intelligence: Fact & Fiction Nigel Shadbolt, University of Oxford

Nigel will discuss the current state of the art in artificial intelligence research.  We will explore how far various predictions of the imminent emergence of super-intelligent machines are warranted.  We will look at the practical impact of artificial intelligence now and in the future.

 

Nigel Shadbolt

About Nigel Shadbolt

Nigel is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute. Nigel has transformed the widely acclaimed data.gov.uk site in his role as an Information Adviser to the Government.

ExoMars – Engineering for the Red Planet Abigail Hutty, Lead Structures Engineer, ExoMars Rover Project

ExoMars is Europe’s first Rover mission to Mars – a mission to answer one of mankind’s big questions: are we alone in the Universe? Abbie, the lead Spacecraft Structures Engineer, will discuss the mission’s aims and objectives, what some of the major challenges and design drivers of a mission to Mars are, and how we are developing new technology and software to meet those challenges.

Abigail Hutty

About Abigail Hutty

Abbie works on the ExoMars Rover Mission, Europe’s first rover mission to Mars. In 2013 she was awarded the title of IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year.

Functional Programming Conor McBride, University of Strathclyde

The inimitable Dr Conor McBride, a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, will persuade you that Functional Programming is the future of computer science and you must be involved.

Conor McBride

About Conor McBride

Conor McBride completed his PhD in ‘Dependently Typed Functional Programs and their Proofs’ in 1999. Since then he’s worked at Durham University and Royal Holloway before joining the University of Strathclyde.

Algorithm Complexity and P vs NP Leslie Goldberg, University of Oxford

There are thousands of important problems for which we don’t know whether there exists a fast algorithmic solution. Leslie will introduce the “P vs NP problem”, which seeks to answer this question. Oh.. and there’s a million-dollar prize for a solution to this problem!

Leslie Goldberg

About Leslie Goldberg

Leslie’s main research interest is computational complexity, where the aim is to discover which computational problems are feasible, which are inherently infeasible, and why.

The secret history of computers and spies Computer Science in Action

Gordon will delve into the fascinating world of hacking, surveillance and digital espionage.

Computer Science in Action

About Computer Science in Action

Do your students wonder what computer scientists do?

This inspirational day of computer science will take them to the cutting edge in fields from Artificial Intelligence, software development and algorithms to pure programming. 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.