Department of  Computing

Applications of Computing in Industry :
2010-2011 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? Tuesdays 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 2010-2011 Programme

Date Company Presentation and Speaker details
14 October Credit Suisse

Delivery-Oriented Development

Zohar Melamed and Magnus Falk

21 October Amadeus

Aircraft Load Control : Keeping you safe while maximising revenue

Stephane Thao

28 October Philips Research

Computing for home healthcare

Robert Blake

04 November Lionhead Studios

Skinning by Example: The Lionhead Way

Mark Zarb-Adami

11 November Deutsche Bank AG

Navigating a safe route through the clouds - the challenges of reaping the benefits of Cloud Computing

Stuart Hasking, CTO Architecture & Engineering

18 November Ocado Limited

Online grocery delivery - come on, how hard can that be!

Paul Clarke

25 November BNP Paribas

The Compute Challenges for Investment Banking

Dr Graham Barrett

02 December Morgan Stanley

Grid Computing for Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management - Life Beyond Blades?

Simon Holden

09 December Black Rock Studios

Technical and Production challenges in making the game Split/Second

Mark Baker and Jeremy Moore

Spring Term 2011-2012 Programme

Date Company Presentation and Speaker details
20 January Imagination Technologies

Scaling real-time 3D graphics hardware down so it fits in your pocket

Rys Sommefeldt

27 January FDM Group

Flexible Methodologies for Flexible Businesses

Ndidi Alaneme

03 February RBS Global Banking and Markets

The Evolution of Trading Technology

Dan Wray

10 February UBS

CVA: Managing risk post Credit Crunch

Andrew Morgan and Simran Cashyap

17 February Sony Computer Entertainement Europe


Mark Lintott - Technical Director, EyeToy, SCE London Studio

24 February Barclays Capital

Automated Trading

Chris Donnan, Neil Gandhi and Thibault Bondoux

03 March ARM

Open Source Hacking for Fun and Profit

Will Deacon

10 March

The evolution of a streaming audio server

Adrian Woodhead - Technical Team Lead,

17 March McLaren Applied Technologies

Technology Case Studies from Formula 1 and the Wider World

Dr Lee Cadman and Mr Stephen Rose

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