Computing and JMC Open Days

Science and Engineering Open Day

The Department of Computing's annual open days occur in June 2017 and September 2017 as part of Imperial's Engineering open days. The days are open to any prospective undergraduate or parent. Apply from April for open day places via the Imperial website.


Computing and JMC Taster Courses

taster As part of the University of London Taster Course Programme, the Department of Computing is running two courses in 2015 for potential applicants and interested students and teachers.

 

Course: Future Computing

This course is a one day course held here at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London on 14th June 2017. Find out where the future lies for computing and how Imperial is at the forefront of creating that future. Meet some of our world-famous professors and lecturers and learn about their cutting-edge research.

Computing lies at the heart of society: from medical imaging to search engines, from iris recognition to weather prediction. Find out where the future lies for computing and how Imperial is at the forefront of creating that future. Meet some of our world-famous professors and lecturers and learn about their cutting-edge research. You'll discover how we use image analysis to uncover abnormalities in the human body; how web cams can be used to create a 3D map of a room in seconds; how artificial intelligence can tell you what emotions people are experiencing just from observing their gestures; how search engines are trying to track your every move in order to anticipate your next search request.

After lunch in the Department, you'll learn about our courses and how we prepare our students to take a leading role in the world of science, finance and research. You'll also have a chance to get some hands-on experience in our computer labs.

Applications for this course will be taken from January 2017 on the University of London Taster Course website.

Course: How Maths drives Computing

This course is a half day course aimed at anyone taking or thinking of taking Further Maths A-level. It will be hosted here at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London on 21st June 2017 at 1pm.

Mathematics lies at the heart of Computing. From artificial intelligence to photo-realistic computer graphics, from biomedical imaging to quantum computing – all are underpinned by mathematical models. Find out how you can use your Maths to solve computing problems. Meet some of our professors and lecturers and learn about their cutting-edge research.

You'll discover: how the magnetic resonance images of the heart can be mathematically analysed to predict defects; how Maths and computing combine to allow you to calculate the exact combination of shares in an investment which will give you the best return for lowest risk; how mathematical descriptions of individual animal behaviour lead to complex swarm behaviour in large colonies. Using mathematical and computing techniques, you can discover how the body keeps its internal clock accurate using only simple computations with proteins. These computing problems all share the need for solid mathematical foundations.

After the talks you will have an opportunity to look round the Department of Computing and have a go at solving some Mathematical problems of your own.

Applications for this course will be taken from January 2017 on the University of London Taster Course website.