Department of  Computing

Applications of Computing in Industry
2009-2010 Lecture Series

We have joined with our Corporate Partners  to bring you an exciting new lecture series of technical presentations called 'Applications of Computing in Industry'. The technical presentations are designed to complement your studies by showing how theory is applied in practice and by describing interesting technical challenges in industry and how our partner organisations are addressing them. Learning more about how computing is applied in industry will also support you with your career choices and the insights you gain will give you a competitive edge in application/interview.

When? Thursdays at 12 noon - see programme below for dates and details.

Where? Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building

Who? Applications of Computing in Industry is open to all DoC students.  Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please note that some presentations may assume prior knowledge of a technology/area and as such may be more suitable for students on certain courses or at certain stages in their study - where this is the case it will be noted in the presentation details provided below.

Autumn Term 2009-2010 Programme

Date Company Presentation and Speaker details
15 October Bloomberg L.P.

Concurrent Programming with the Cell Processor

Dietmar Kühl

22 October Google

Google Maps

Fabrice Caillette

29 October RBS Global Banking and Markets

The future of banking technology in an uncertain world

Halldor Fossa and Malcolm Melville

05 November Lionhead

How we Invented a new human computer interface using a revolutionary new input system - the Natal Depth Camera

Adam Langridge

12 November Amadeus

A Baggage Journey

Nikolaus Samberger

19 November Deutsche Bank

Agile minds see more - Future of Banking and IT Transformation

Hermann-Josef Lamberti

26 November Betfair

Technology at Betfair

David Jeffery

03 December Imagination Technologies

A practical software defined radio for consumer products

David Knox

10 December Black Rock

Foliage Rendering in Pure

Mark Baker and Jeremy Moore

Spring Term 2009-2010 Programme

Date Company Presentation and Speaker details
21 January UBS

Agile Development in practice

Peter Thomas and Gordon Weir

28 January Xerox Research Centre Europe

Visual Categorization

Christopher R. Dance and Florent Perronnin

04 February Dstl

Applying systems skills to highly complex systems problems to create "systems that work": case studies from Defence

Professor David Oxenham

11 February Climax Studios

Psychological Profiling in Silent Hill (and the future of game AI)

Gwaredd Mountain - Technical Director

18 February Morgan Stanley

Brownfield Software Development in the Corporate World

Simon Holden

25 February Cinesite (Europe) Ltd

Creating Visual Effects for Feature Films and Television

Please note LATER START TIME of 12.30pm

Dayne Cowan, Digital Development Manager

04 March MX Telecom

High Performance Media Processing for Video Telephony

Matthew Hodgson - Media & Systems Project Manager

11 March ARM Ltd

The ARM Architecture

Zheng Wang

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