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? Tuesday from 12.00 and Wednesday from 13.00 in Week 1, and on Tuesday 12.00 to 14.00 in Weeks 2 to 6 of the Autumn and Spring Terms. Occasionally there may be ad hoc presentations at other times.

Where? Usually Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building - but see programme below for precise 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.

For details of previous years talks, see: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016.

Autumn term 2016-2017

CompanyDate TimeTitle and speakerVenue
Nutanix 4 October 2016
12.00

Nutanix and the Acropolis Hypervisor

Felipe Franciosi

HXLY LT308 
 logo 4 October 2016
 12.45  

Developing “Vulkan”, a new graphics and compute API 

Alon Or-bach

 HXLY LT308 
 logo 4 October 2016
 14.15

Little black dresses, stripey tops, Machine Learning and large databases

John Spicer & Paulo Sampaio

 HXLY LT308
 logo

4 October 2016
 15.00

Building and scaling an OS for wearables

David Singleton

 HXLY LT308
  Microsoft logo 5 October 2016 13.00

Aria: A platform for Real-time analytics at scale

Raul da Silva Martins

 HXLY LT308
 logo 5 October 2016
 13.45

Programming by Teaching (Bloomsbury AI)

Guillaume Bouchard

 HXLY LT308
  Morgan Stanley 5 October 2016
15.15

Changing the universe without breaking it – technology change in massive environments

Matt Johnson

 HXLY LT308
 logo 5 October 2016
16.00

The Great Challenges of Scale

Fernanda Weiden

 HXLY LT308
 logo 11 October 2016 12.00

Being a superstar engineer on your first day of work

Bryan Dove

 HXLY LT308
 logo 11 October 2016
13.10

Optimized rendering techniques based on local cubemaps: The evolution of the standard cubemap

Roberto Lopez Mendez 

 HXLY LT308
  Annalect 17 October 2016 13.00

How Data is Transforming Advertising

Alex Silk and Gabriel Moosman

 HXLY LT308
 logo 18 October 2016
12.00

Follow the Money – Tech-powered investing

Ivan Tsenkov

 HXLY LT308
 logo 18 October 2016
13.10

Challenges in datapath verification

Dr. Sam Elliott

 HXLY LT308
 LOGO 25 October 2016
12.00

Data Science at ASOS.com

Ben Chamberlain

 HXLY LT308
 Monzo 25 October 2016 13:10

Building a Modern Bank Backend

Matt Heath 

 HXLY LT308
 logo 1 November 2016 12.00

Topic Streams of Financially Important News 

Miles Osborne

 HXLY LT308
 logo 1 November 2016
13.10

Application Performance: Avoiding a Massive Flop

Matthew Churcher

 HXLY LT308
King logo 8 November 2016 12:00

Big Data at King

Vince Darley

HXLY LT308
logo 8 November 2016
 13:10

Introduction to Yelp's Internal Platform-as-a-Service: PaaSTA

Robert Johnson

 HXLY LT308
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Spring term 2016-2017

CompanyDate TimeTitle and speakerVenue
 Deep Science Ventures 10 January 2017 12:00

How computer vision is increasingly affecting our everyday experiences 

Renato F. Salas-Moreno

HXLY LT308
 logo 10 January 2017 12.45

Securing the Software Defined Network

Mark Jackson

 HXLY LT308
 logo 10 January 2017 14.15

Functional Javascript in the real world

Francisco M.S. Ferreira

 HXLY LT308
 logo 10 January 2017
15.00

The challenge of Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) with distributed intelligence for an automated warehouse

Alex Harvey

 HXLY LT308
logo 11 January 2017
13.00

Evolution of Crime: From Street to Boardroom

Edward Cowen

 HXLY LT308
logo 11 January 2017
13.45

Fast-paced multiplayer: an introduction to client-side prediction and server reconciliation

Gabriel Gambetta

 HXLY LT308
 logo 11 January 2017
15.15

Making a Difference with ML at Amazon

Gheorghe Postelnicu

 HXLY LT308
 logo 11 January 2017
16.00

Man and Machine – Exploiting the Formula One Digital Journey

Dr Andy Cheadle

 HXLY LT308
 logo 17 January 2017 12.00

Computing In Space

Georgi Gaydadjiev

 HXLY LT308
Zsah 17 January 2017 13:10

Big data and its applications in healthcare

Amir Hashmi

HXLY LT308
logo 24 January 2017
12.00

CernVM-FS for Docker image distribution in Cloud Foundry

George Lestaris

 HXLY LT308
Citrax 31 January 2017 12:00

Virtualising the world 

Andrew Halley

 HXLY LT308
 logo 31 January 2017
13.10

Data Visualisation democratising data in all organisations

Carl Allchin

 HXLY LT308
logo 7 February 2017 12.00

The Power of Creative Ignorance

David Harrington

 HXLY LT308
logo 14 February 2017 12.00

Successful cloud adoption through agile software delivery

Emma Hammond

 HXLY LT308
 logo 14 February 2017
13.10

Large-scale Technology Operations

 Pete Rose

 HXLY LT308
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