Department of  Computing

Applications of Computing in Industry :
2013-2014 Lecture Series

We have joined with our Corporate Partners  to bring you an exciting 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 applications/interviews.

When? Tuesdays at 12pm and Thursdays at 1pm during Weeks 2 to 9 of the Autumn and Spring Terms

Where? Usually Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building - see programme below for dates and details.

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 2013-2014 Programme

Date Company Presentation and Speaker details
08 October Facebook

Nothing is Someone’s Problem

Jackson Gabbard

10 October Google

Solving the Halting Problem: Using Computer Science to Cope When Computer Science Fails to Match Computing Reality

Mike Wyer

15 October CellCrypt

Mobile Security: Is it Secret? Is it Safe?

Andy Lilly

17 October Barclays

NoSQL in the Financial Industry

Mark Curran and Richard Tovey

22 October SBG Sports Software

Software in Sports: Spectating, Strategy & Safety

Simon Cuff

24 October Amazon

Amazon Instant Video - Streaming video content to the masses

James Cumberbatch and Ricky Leatham

31 October Transport for London

Applications of Computing in Urban Traffic Control (UTC) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Stephen Gale

05 November The Hut Group

Personalised Recommendations in E-Commerce

Wing Yung Chan and Ashley Ramrachia

07 November New Voice Media

Calls in the cloud

Lyndsay Prewer

12 November The Guardian

Agile: Cohesion through Collaboration

Adrian Kerry, Lindsey Dew and James Gorrie

14 November RBS

Advanced analytics in industry. Is it all just talk?

Alan Grogan

19 November Bloomberg

Disaster Recovery in Global Companies

Adedamola Adeagbo and Hannah Short

21 November Deutsche Bank

Accelerating Innovation in the Enterprise . Beyond Server Virtualisation

Hussein (Hoos) Badakhchani and Darren Beaumont

26 November Ocado

Ocado Technology - using 3D vision to get robots to pack customer orders

Graham Deacon and Ose Pedro

28 November Dressipi

Style by Numbers and the Science of Sexy

Frederick Cheung and Sarah McVittie

Spring Term 2013-2014 Programme

Date Company Presentation and Speaker details
21 January Amadeus

Inside the World largest internet booking engine (IBE) for airlines: moving towards the digital way.

Laurent Joffart

23 January Credit Suisse

Milliseconds, Microseconds, Nanoseconds - What is Low Latency All About?

Ian McCall and Daniel Nolan-Neylan

28 January BBC

Continuous Delivery

Tom Yandell and Graham Lyons

30 January Gamesys

Agile Development - make game development awesome

Lim Sim, James Murray, Sergio Barros, Melanie Munden and Frank Amankwah

04 February Netcraft

In pursuit of the perfect phishing attack

Feroz Salam

06 February Thomson Reuters

Making Sense of Big Data in Pharma

Andreas Matern

11 February Frontier

Games: Playing with Threads

Ben Nicholson

13 February IBM

Putting Watson to Work

Dale Lane

18 February Imperial College London

Introduction to Dafny

Sophia Drossopoulou

20 February Morgan Stanley

Computing at Scale: An Insight into Grid Technology at Morgan Stanley

Ruben Badaro

25 February BH-DG Systematic Trading

Algorithms in Trading

Ahmed Guecioueur

27 February PassivSystems

Designing a scalable system for monitoring UK's distributed solar photovoltaic systems.

Fraser Harding

04 March ARM

Invisible Jump Threads are the Strongest Ties

James Greenhalgh

06 March Infosys

Digital transformation and its implication on daily life

Srikanth Iyengar

11 March Mind Candy

Building a hit mobile game for a massive audience - from the phone to the server.

Edwin Lyons and Andrew Smitherim

13 March Sparx

The Science of Learning

Glenn Woodcock

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