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Here at Imperial College, we understand the importance of public engagement, and within the Department of Computing, we love nothing more than to inspire and involve the general public and school-aged children with the latest research in artificial intelligence, data science, security, verification and more!

Our Public Lecture Series (new for 2020) features guest lectures from Imperial’s top researchers in computer science and is open to all members of the public. 

We hope you can join us in finding out more about some of the amazing science and research that is currently happening in the world around us - check out our list of talks for 2020 and register for your free ticket(s) below!

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** We are currently looking into ways to run our lectures online - please keep checking back for more updates **

Upcoming Lectures for 2020:


Thursday 26th March 2020, 7pm (POSTPONED)

Spot the Lesion, by Dr Ben Glocker

spot the lesion image of brainTalk Abstract: Medical images provide a detailed look into the human body, and are immensely helpful for doctors to spot signs of disease. It requires long time of training to 'read' medical images, and it's a time-consuming, error prone task. These days, doctors are faced with an immense volume of images to look at while having less and less time dedicated to their patients. Artificial intelligence, in the form of clever pattern recognition algorithms, can help doctors by automatically spotting suspicious regions in medical scans. These can be flagged up for further visual inspection or sometimes even automatically classified whether they look benign or malignant. This lecture is giving an introduction into AI for medical imaging and how researchers at Imperial College are trying to develop new algorithms that can detect subtle signs of disease, and help doctors in making better decisions in diagnosis, treatment and intervention.

Venue: Imperial College London, Huxley Building, Lecture Theatre 311

Register for your FREE ticket(s) to 'Spot the Lesion' via EventBrite

Please note: 'Spot the Lesion' has been postponed due to COVID-19. Joining instructions will be recirculated once this event has been rescheduled.


Thursday 28th May 2020, 7pm (POSTPONED)

Achieving Realism in Computer Graphics, by Dr Abhijeet Ghosh

Talk Abstract: Coming Soon

Venue: Imperial College London, Huxley Building, Lecture Theatre 311

Please note: 'Achieving Realism in Computer Graphics' has been postponed due to COVID-19. Joining instructions will be recirculated once this event has been rescheduled.


Thursday 18th June 2020, 7pm

Smart Dust, by Professor Julie McCann

Julie McCannTalk Abstract: Professor Julie McCann takes her inspiration from nature for writing algorithms that allow distributed wireless networks to become self-organising, adaptive and intelligent. In this talk, Julie discusses how the Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensing and Cyber-Physical Systems could look in 25 years time.

This talk is suitable for all audiences, including families.

Venue: Imperial College London, Huxley Building, Lecture Theatre 311

Register for your FREE ticket(s) to 'Smart Dust' via Eventbrite