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School of Informatics Jamboree 2015

Information about the Jamboree 2015

The Informatics Jamboree is a fun social gathering for all students, staff and family members in Informatics.

The full programme is outlined below (all day events take place at G.07 in the forum or the open space at the ground floor).

 

Photos from the event can be viewed here:

 Jamboree 2015 Photos

 

Main Events

 

For a schedule of the events, see programme below.

 

Programme:


Thursday 26th March 2015

10:00 – 10:15

 Introduction (Mirella Lapata)

10:15 – 11:15

Keynote talk (Helen Pain, Supporting Social Communication in Children with Special Needs)

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee

11:30 – 12:00

Talks by academics (Guido Sanguinetti, Charles Sutton)

12:00 - 12:30

Talks by academics (Amos Storkey, Ilias Diakonikolas)

12:30 – 13:45

Catered Lunch

13:45 – 15:00

Poster Competitions: Student Posters (Katharina Heil)
& Coffee

Please register your interest here: call for posters

15:15 – 16:30

Computer Games Competition (Davide Modolo & Jasper Uijlings)

Info and registration.

16:30 – 17:30

Quiz (Robin Hill)


Friday 27th March 2015

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote talk (Geoffrey Pullum, Will Machines Ever Truly Understand Natural Language?)

11:00 – 11:30

Talks by academics (Kousha Etessami, Sethu Vijayakumar)

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee

11:45 – 12:15

Jon May (ISI; Machine Translation: How it Works, Why it's Hard, and How to Make it Better)  Abstract

12:15 - 12:30

Computing Support Team Introduction and QA

12:30 - 12:45
Talks by academics (Michael Rovatsos)

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00

Demo Exhibition (Beatrice Alex, Kira Mourao) & Coffee

Please register your interest here: call for demos

14:30 – 15:30

The Great Informatics Bake-off (Chris Lucas, Anda Nicholson)

Call for participation and rules

15:30 – 16:00

School’s Favourite algorithms (Jon Oberlander)

Please take this survey and tell us what your favourite algorithm is!

16:00 – 16:15

Academic talks (Mary Cryan)

16:15 - 16:45
Jean Carletta  (How I learned to stop worrying and love Public Engagement:  Beltane, I, und Du)

17:00 – 17:15

Wrap-up & Prizes (Johanna Moore)

18:00 – 23:00

Ceilidh with Dinner  

 

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