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 1pm till 2pm for the first six weeks of the Autumn and Spring term. To launch the series there will be additional talks on Tuesday and Wednesday of week 1, in the Spring and Autumn terms. Occasionally there may be ad hoc presentations at other times. For more detailed information on times, please view the below table.

Location

Usually Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building - but see programme below for precise dates and details.

Suitability 

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.

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.

Autumn Term 2019-2020

 

CompanyDate TimeTitle and speakerVenue
1 Oct 2019 1pm


Evolution of airport travel from Amadeus

Elisabeth Mithiaux & Gian Ntzik

HXLY LT308
 

1 Oct 2019

1:45pm

AI for Healthcare

Claudia Schulz

LT308
 Microsoft logo 1 Oct 2019 3pm

Challenges in Entity and People Search at Microsoft

Ian Hegerty

HXLY LT308
1 Oct 2019

3.45pm

AI, Machine learning, Computer Vision, Compression

Christian Besenbruch

HXLY LT308
 ‌ 2 Oct 2019 1pm  

Betfair Gambling Exchange Real-time Surveillance and Countermeasures

Michael Funnell

HXLY LT308
Ocado Technology logos 2 Oct 2019 1:45pm


Disruptive Innovation at Ocado

David Sharp

HXLY LT308
2 Oct 2019 2.45pm

Building For Scale: How and Why Stripe Built Sorbet, a Type Checker for Ruby

Stephen Whitney

HXLY LT308
‌‌ 08 Oct 2019 1pm


Travelfusion Innovation Hub

Moshe Rafiah

HXLY LT308
  10 Oct 2019 1pm


Improbable and SpatialOS

Paul Thomas 

HXLY LT308
 Facebook logo 15 Oct 2019 1pm Crush Your Coding Interview Workshop

Marcus do Nascimento & Marko Nerandzic
HXLY LT308

Netcraft logo

17 Oct 2019 1pm


Defeating Phishing with Convolutional Networks

Vasil Zlatanov

HXLY LT308
Palantir logo 22 Oct 2019 1pm


Software development at Palantir

Guy Williams

HXLY LT308
Morgan Stanley logo 29 Oct 2019 1pm  

Where is the needle in my haystack?

Daniel Livesley, Thomas Klocker and Xiaxi Huang

HXLY LT308
  31 Oct 2019 1pm


What the first year as a software engineer teaches you (based on a year of industry experience)

Eugenia Guerrero

HXLY LT308
05 Nov 2019 1pm

Anatomy and Evolution of a Large E-Commerce System

Phil Wilson

HXLY LT308
Nutanix logo 07 Nov 2019 1pm

 

Nutanix, the Cloud, and the Acropolis Hypervisor

Dr Felipe Franciosi

HXLY LT308

21 Nov 2019 1pm

Google Cloud Platform - An introduction for students

Dr Christoph Bussler

HXLY
LT139