Department of  Computing

Applications of Computing in Industry :
2011-2012 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 2011-2012 Programme

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

DIY Bloomberg

Kai To

12 October Barclays Capital

Current Trends in Automated Trading

Chris Donnan

18 October Credit Suisse

Testing Testing 123

Zohar Melamed, Nat Pryce and Magnus Falk

25 October Orbis

Agile development in a financial services startup: How 'code first' helps us release 15 times a day

Ioannis Baltopoulos, Paul Coleman and Qi Chen

01 November Next Jump

Fail Fast and Fail Often with the Minimal Viable Product approach

Paul Bain

02 November UBS

Risk management tools for the buy side

Lindsey Matthews & Simran Cashyap

03 November Google

The routing algorithm behind Google Transit

Lucien Pech

08 November Nomura

Prime Services - a technology offering

Richard Jeans

15 November Paddy Power

Online Gambling - The First Decade

Simon Moore, Alan Molloy and Lewis Foti

16 November Amazon

Getting It Done: Rapid Innovation at Amazon

Rob Duffy

22 November Detica

A clean, safe, and secure Internet

Andy Cheadle

29 November Formicary

Clearing the Way; Coding our way out of the Credit Crunch / Agile in Action; Coding our way out of chaos

Ben Ramadan and Ben Osborne

29 November Facebook

Solving Problems at Scale: Facebook Data Analytics

6.30pm, Blackett LT2

Chandra Narayanan

06 December Oxford Instruments

No more cams - the growth of software in industrial control and analysis.

Nigel Salter

Spring Term 2011-2012 Programme

Date Company Presentation and Speaker details
17 January Ocado Limited

Stepping Beyond Reality

Paul Clarke

19 January Imperial Digital Accelerator

How to make the leap from student to tech start-up

24 January Amadeus

Why does the airfare of the seat next to you cost less (or more) than yours?

Christophe Tcheng and Jean Michel Sauvage

31 January Lionhead

Interacting with a Virtual Creature: Experiments with Kinect and Artificial Reality

Ben Woodhouse

02 February Intel

Cilk(TM) Plus for simple, scalable shared memory parallelism

Jim Cownie

07 February Morgan Stanley

Capitalising on the mobile opportunity

Andrew Sargison

14 February Imagination Technologies

Putting a teraflop of compute in your pocket in just a couple of watts

Rys Sommefeldt

16 February Deutsche Bank

Social Media in Enterprise

Mara Tolja

21 February ABB Corporate Research

Smart Grids: one (multi-)agent to rule them all.

Ettore Ferranti

28 February Oracle

Debugging large scale operating systems

Jim Moore

01 March Infosys

Cloud computing and adoption in enterprises

Madhukar Irvathraya

06 March RIPE NCC

IPv6 - The Future of Internet Infrastructure

Axel Pawlik

13 March Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Implementation of a low latency algorithmic trading engine in C++ and Matlab for Government Bonds.

Greg Osinaike

15 March GSA Capital

Building financial systems in Scala: why what you really wanted from Santa was a decent type system

Chris Marshall

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