Speakers from a wide range of disciplines are invited to deliver seminars to NGCM and other students regarding their work in employing the latest computational techniques for their research, developing the latest innovative technologies, and the importance and impact for real-life applications.
So far, speakers during 2020/21 have included:
- Dirk Gorrisen from Oxbotica. Trying to Be Useful
- Prof Simon Benjamin’s QTech Theory group from the Materials Department at the University of Oxford. Scientific computing and Noisy, intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) machines
- Dr James Harrison (Flowminder) How my PhD prepared me for working in a non-profit foundation
- Graham Hesketh (Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Opsmorph) Data Science and Cloud Tools for Social Problems
- Prof. Jim Scanlan (UoS, Computational Engineering and Design Group) Autonomous Aircraft Technologies at the University of Southampton
Further seminars are planned in 2021; our upcoming events page will be updated as soon as details are confirmed. Planned speakers include: Dr. Daniele Pinna, Quantum Theory of Materials, Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI), and from the University of Southampton we have Dr Ed Richardson and Prof Andreas Juttner.
Speakers in 2019/20 included former NGCM students, practitioners in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and academics who have transitioned into industry, particularly those who have created their own start-up businesses.
- Dr. Andrew Lawson (FiveAI, former ICSS student) From Particle Physics to AI for Autonomous Vehicles
- Prof. Sofie Stella-Bourdillon (Immuta & UoS Law) A Tale of a Legal Engineer
- Prof. Rob Maunder (AccelerComm Ltd, UoS Electronics and Computer Science) Commercialisation of University Research to Accelerate 5G
- Dr. Adam Hill (RS Entrepreneur in Residence and Chief Data Scientist at Hal24K) Astrophysicist to Data Scientist: My journey from academia into commercial and pro-bono data science
Blog posts regarding previous seminars can be found here.