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.

Dates of lectures

Usually Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm till 1pm for the first six weeks of the Autumn and Spring term. Occasionally there may be ad hoc presentations at other times. For more detailed information on times, please view the below table.


Talks will be held online during 2020/21.  Students will find links in their CELCAT Calenders.  Students can view recordings of some talks here.


Applications of Computing in Industry is open to all DoC students and students from relevant departments. 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.

Register your interest in presenting here.

For details of previous years talks, see: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.

Spring Term 2020-2021

CompanyDate TimeTitle and speaker
  12 Jan 2021 12pm

Amazon SDE Tech Talk with Prime Video

Jorge Garzon & Arvind Muthukumar

19 Jan 2021 12pm  

McLaren Applied: Leveraging Simulations into Advantage

Kenneth Leung

26 Jan 2021 12pm

Leveraging on Public Cloud for openness

Sergio Rivas & Chong Keat Gea

Click here to join the meeting

  2 Feb 2021 12pm Overclocking Intel CPUS for Fun and Profit

Dan Beimborn

9 Feb 2021 12pm


How to drive innovation with synthesized data

Nicolai Baldin & Rob Taylor

Join here:  https://zoom.us/j/95465056354

11 Feb 2021 12pm

Arctic Lake Technology: Risk Engine

Nicolas Colson

Join here:  https://zoom.us/j/95465056354

16 Feb 2021 12pm Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: the phallanx to our national security 

Alex Burton and Shay strong

Join here:  https://zoom.us/j/95465056354


Autumn Term 2020-2021


CompanyDate TimeTitle and speaker
Microsoft logo 6 Oct 2020 12pm

Declarative UI

Alice Rosam, Ben Allpass & Olli Jones

 Ocado Technology logos 7 Oct 2020 1pm

Disruptive Innovation at Ocado

David Sharp

Netcraft logo 13 Oct 2020 12pm

Detecting Fraudulent IP Geolocation

James Williams

15 Oct 2020 12pm
Working on the Betfair Exchange

Michael Funnell

ARM Logo

20 Oct 2020 12pm

Challenges and Opportunities of being small: how (and why) we designed a new vector architecture for M-profile

Francois Botman

22 Oct 2020 12pm

Minimising scrap - a 30 year journey

Dr Constantine Goulimis

27 Oct 2020 12pm A Day in the Life of a Next Jumper

Christa Lafiguera
  29 Oct 2020 12pm

Our experience with building an original game app company

Dr Shohreh Blank & Dr Mo Zoualfaghari

05 Nov 2020 12pm

Supervised and Unsupervised classification with text at Mumsnet

Abigail Lebrecht