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.


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.

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

  03 Nov 2020 12pm

AI/ML the phallanx to our national security 

Alex Burton and Shay strong

05 Nov 2020 12pm

Supervised and Unsupervised classification with text at Mumsnet

Abigail Lebrecht