This Week’s Events

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 26 March, 2019
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

How to make a succesful fellowship application

Group: Upwards - a seminar series about all aspects of research life
Speaker: Kitty Meeks, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Date: 27 March, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 423 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 28 March, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

IDI Journal Club: GANs Tutorial

Group: Deep learning reading group
Speaker: Adalberto Claudio
Date: 28 March, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 203 Meeting Room

 

In this journal club meeting, Adal will lead the discussion of the "NIPS 2016 Tutorial: Generative Adversarial Networks".

Abstract:

This report summarizes the tutorial presented by the author at NIPS 2016 on generative adversarial networks (GANs). The tutorial describes: (1) Why generative modeling is a topic worth studying, (2) how generative models work, and how GANs compare to other generative models, (3) the details of how GANs work, (4) research frontiers in GANs, and (5) state-of-the-art image models that combine GANs with other methods. Finally, the tutorial contains three exercises for readers to complete, and the solutions to these exercises.

Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.00160

On the Road to a Transfer Learning Paradigm based on Interpretable Factors of Variation

Group: Section for Information, Data and Analysis (IDA)
Speaker: Tameem Adel, The University of Cambridge
Date: 29 March, 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

For the last two years, I have been working on addressing other challenges and limitations of deep models, most notably challenges that relate to the integration of such models within real-world applications, e.g. interpretability and fairness. 

I will show an example of an algorithm, referred to as prediction difference analysis, providing (local) explanations of classification decisions taken by deep models. On the other hand, developing global explanations by learning interpretable data representations is also becoming ever more important as machine learning models grow in size and complexity. In our ICML-2018 paper, we proposed two rather contrasting interpretability frameworks. The first aims at controlling the accuracy vs. interpretability tradeoff by providing an interpretable lens for an existing model (which has already been optimized for accuracy). We developed an interpretable latent variable model whose data are the representation in an existing (generative or discriminative) model, weakly supervised by limited side information. We extended the approach using an active learning strategy to choose the most useful side information to obtain, allowing a human to guide what "interpretable" means. The second framework relies on joint optimization for a representation which is both maximally informative about the interpretable information and maximally compressive about the non-interpretable data factors. This leads to a novel perspective on the relationship between compression and regularization. An intriguing, related perspective is that of developing a quantified interpretability paradigm where learning can be transferred among tasks, based on (partially) interpretable factors of variation.

I will also briefly speak about other topics I have been working on prior to that, e.g. learning and approximate inference on probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) and transfer learning.

SoCS Seminar talk: Rethinking Compilation in a Heterogeneous World

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: Professor Michael O'Boyle , University of Edinburgh
Date: 29 March, 2019
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

Abstract: Moore’s Law has been the main driver behind the extraordinary success of computer systems. However, with the technology roadmap showing a decline in transistor scaling and hence the demise of Moore’s law, computer systems will be increasingly specialised and diverse. The consistent ISA contract is beginning to break down. As it stands, software will simply not fit. Current compiler technology, whose role is to map software to the underlying hardware is incapable of doing this. This looming crisis requires a fundamental rethink of how we design, program and use heterogeneous systems. This talk examines new ways of tackling heterogeneity so that, rather than deny and fear the end of Moore’s law, we embrace and exploit it.

Bio: Michael O’Boyle is a Professor of computer science at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known for his work in incorporating machine learning into compilation and parallelization, automating the design and construction of optimizing technology. He has published over 100 papers and received three best paper awards. He was presented with the ACM CGO Test of Time award in 2017. He is a founding member of HiPEAC, the Director of the ARM Research Centre of Excellence at Edinburgh and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism. He is a senior EPSRC Research Fellow and a Fellow of the BCS.

Host: Dr Michel Steuwer <Michel.Steuwer@glasgow.ac.uk>

Upcoming Events

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 26 March, 2019
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

How to make a succesful fellowship application

Group: Upwards - a seminar series about all aspects of research life
Speaker: Kitty Meeks, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Date: 27 March, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 423 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 28 March, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

IDI Journal Club: GANs Tutorial

Group: Deep learning reading group
Speaker: Adalberto Claudio
Date: 28 March, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 203 Meeting Room

 

In this journal club meeting, Adal will lead the discussion of the "NIPS 2016 Tutorial: Generative Adversarial Networks".

Abstract:

This report summarizes the tutorial presented by the author at NIPS 2016 on generative adversarial networks (GANs). The tutorial describes: (1) Why generative modeling is a topic worth studying, (2) how generative models work, and how GANs compare to other generative models, (3) the details of how GANs work, (4) research frontiers in GANs, and (5) state-of-the-art image models that combine GANs with other methods. Finally, the tutorial contains three exercises for readers to complete, and the solutions to these exercises.

Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.00160

On the Road to a Transfer Learning Paradigm based on Interpretable Factors of Variation

Group: Section for Information, Data and Analysis (IDA)
Speaker: Tameem Adel, The University of Cambridge
Date: 29 March, 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

For the last two years, I have been working on addressing other challenges and limitations of deep models, most notably challenges that relate to the integration of such models within real-world applications, e.g. interpretability and fairness. 

I will show an example of an algorithm, referred to as prediction difference analysis, providing (local) explanations of classification decisions taken by deep models. On the other hand, developing global explanations by learning interpretable data representations is also becoming ever more important as machine learning models grow in size and complexity. In our ICML-2018 paper, we proposed two rather contrasting interpretability frameworks. The first aims at controlling the accuracy vs. interpretability tradeoff by providing an interpretable lens for an existing model (which has already been optimized for accuracy). We developed an interpretable latent variable model whose data are the representation in an existing (generative or discriminative) model, weakly supervised by limited side information. We extended the approach using an active learning strategy to choose the most useful side information to obtain, allowing a human to guide what "interpretable" means. The second framework relies on joint optimization for a representation which is both maximally informative about the interpretable information and maximally compressive about the non-interpretable data factors. This leads to a novel perspective on the relationship between compression and regularization. An intriguing, related perspective is that of developing a quantified interpretability paradigm where learning can be transferred among tasks, based on (partially) interpretable factors of variation.

I will also briefly speak about other topics I have been working on prior to that, e.g. learning and approximate inference on probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) and transfer learning.

SoCS Seminar talk: Rethinking Compilation in a Heterogeneous World

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: Professor Michael O'Boyle , University of Edinburgh
Date: 29 March, 2019
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

Abstract: Moore’s Law has been the main driver behind the extraordinary success of computer systems. However, with the technology roadmap showing a decline in transistor scaling and hence the demise of Moore’s law, computer systems will be increasingly specialised and diverse. The consistent ISA contract is beginning to break down. As it stands, software will simply not fit. Current compiler technology, whose role is to map software to the underlying hardware is incapable of doing this. This looming crisis requires a fundamental rethink of how we design, program and use heterogeneous systems. This talk examines new ways of tackling heterogeneity so that, rather than deny and fear the end of Moore’s law, we embrace and exploit it.

Bio: Michael O’Boyle is a Professor of computer science at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known for his work in incorporating machine learning into compilation and parallelization, automating the design and construction of optimizing technology. He has published over 100 papers and received three best paper awards. He was presented with the ACM CGO Test of Time award in 2017. He is a founding member of HiPEAC, the Director of the ARM Research Centre of Excellence at Edinburgh and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism. He is a senior EPSRC Research Fellow and a Fellow of the BCS.

Host: Dr Michel Steuwer <Michel.Steuwer@glasgow.ac.uk>

GWiCS April meet up: CV workshop

Group: Glasgow Women in Computing Science (GWiCS)
Speaker: Michel Steuwer, Lecturer in Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Date: 01 April, 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

 

Writing a good CV is not easy. A CV should provide a brief overview of your background and achievements. But how do you know what to highlight and emphasise? How do you present yourself in a way that sticks out? And who are you writing your CV for anyway.

 

In this session I want to talk about the why and how of writing a good CV. I will try to provide practical advise that is immediately useful. This will be based on developing a deeper understanding what the purpose of CVs are and who are we writing them for.

 

Bring your CV along to share and discuss, or just come to learn some lessons to apply yourself.

A buffet lunch will be provided at 12:30pm prior to the event.

 

The Glasgow Women in Computing Science group (GWiCS) is open to all University of Glasgow staff and students (female / non-binary / male) from Undergraduate level to Chancellor and everywhere in-between. However, our focus is on research level CS upwards.


We hold monthly meet ups, talks and information sessions as well as providing a supportive network for new PhD students and early career researchers. Please see the main page for event information.

 

Ivalyo Valkov & Alice Miller MSc Student - TBC

Group: Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA)
Speaker: Ivalyo Valkov & Alice Miller Student, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow (both)
Date: 02 April, 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

Abstracts will appear shortly.

John Dickerson - University of Maryland, US

Group: Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA)
Speaker: John Dickerson, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Date: 02 April, 2019
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Lilybank Gardens, F121 Conference Room

Abstract will appear shortly. Please note this seminar is at 1500-1600 in F121.

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 02 April, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 04 April, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 09 April, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 11 April, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 16 April, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 18 April, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

SICSA PreCHI Day

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 23 April, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom

The SICSA PreCHI day will be hosted in Dundee on 23rd April As you’ll be aware, CHI is coming to Glasgow this year and this is a great opportunity to shout about all of the world class research that we are doing within Scotland! We are still planning on holding our SICSA Pre CHI Day as a way to showcase all of the amazing work that has been accepted to CHI internally and to give you a chance to find out more about the work if you are not able to go CHI itself. We are planning on doing paper presentations and will also have an opportunity to show off posters/demos over lunch This rather informal event wants to celebrate the Scottish success at this year’s CHI conference, help creating a strong Scottish HCI community, and welcome the HCI researchers to Scotland. We expect a mixed audience, including researchers of the Scottish HCI community as well as interested students, designers, etc. The preliminary schedule for the day will follow the same as last year (as it worked perfectly!) and is below: 10:00 - 10:15 Registration & Coffee 10:15 - 10:30 Opening 10:30 - 11:30 3 x Talks 11:30 - 11:40 Break 11:40 - 12:40 3 x Talks 121:40 - 14:00 Lunch, Posters & Demos 14:00 - 15:00 3 x Talks 15:00 - 15:20 Break 15:20 - 16:20 3 x Talks 16:20 - 16:35 Wrap-Up 16:35 Posters, Demos Networking and Pub for those staying If you are planning to attend the SICSA Pre Chi Day please fill in the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/We399PMlhHmgoUBs2

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 23 April, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 25 April, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 30 April, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

How to make impact

Group: Upwards - a seminar series about all aspects of research life
Speaker: David Manlove and Colin Perkins, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Date: 01 May, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: Lilybank Gardens, F121 Conference Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 02 May, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

ACM CHI 2019

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 03 May, 2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: The Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8YW, United Kingdom

SICSA is extremely pleased to be sponsoring the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems which is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. CHI – pronounced ‘kai’ – is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate new and creative ways for people to interact. This will be the first time that CHI has taken place in the UK and it will be hosted at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. Our theme is ‘Weaving the Threads of CHI’. This is reflected in our celtic knot logo, a symbol of strength and friendship. Threads are interconnected and interwoven, without clear beginning or end. We are the threads of CHI, people from different disciplines, cultures, sectors, communities, backgrounds – designers, researchers, practitioners – weaving together into one community, with the common purpose of technology that works for people and society. Full information on CHI 2019 can be found here: https://chi2019.acm.org/ Stephen Brewster and Geraldine Fitzpatrick CHI 2019 General Chairs generalchairs@chi2019.acm.org

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 07 May, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 09 May, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 14 May, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 16 May, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

GWiCS May meet up: Changing your research focus

Group: Glasgow Women in Computing Science (GWiCS)
Speaker: Ruth Hoffmann, Associate Lecturer in Computer Science, University of St Andrews
Date: 16 May, 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

More details about this talk coming soon. A buffet lunch will be provided at 12:30pm prior to the event.

The Glasgow Women in Computing Science group (GWiCS) is open to all University of Glasgow staff and students (female / non-binary / male) from Undergraduate level to Chancellor and everywhere in-between. However, our focus is on research level CS upwards.

We hold monthly meet ups, talks and information sessions as well as providing a supportive network for new PhD students and early career researchers. Please see the main page for event information.

 

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: Thomas Koehler
Date: 21 May, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

Graduate Apprenticeships - Challenges and Benefits

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 23 May, 2019
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Location: The University of Glasgow, Senate Room, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

SICSA is hosting an event to discuss the challenges and benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships. The event is aimed at universities providing Graduate Apprenticeships and companies employing Graduate Apprentices. The aim of the event is to help both universities and companies better understand what is working well and what could improved. The event will be held in the Senate Rooms at the University of Glasgow on Thursday 23rd of May between 10am and 4pm. Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided. The timetable for the day is: 09:30 - 10:00 Registration with tea/coffee 10:00 - 11:00 Introductions and what we hope to gain 11:00 - 12:00 Small group discussions re key challenges and how to solve 12:00 - 12:30 Presentations of key challenges and how to solve 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch 13:30 - 14:30 Small group discussions on what has gone well 14:30 - 15:00 Presentations on what has gone well 15:00 - 16:00 Summary and Thanks Attendance at this workshop is free but please register to help with catering numbers: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sicsa-graduate-apprenticeships-challenges-benefits-tickets-58661116980 The event is being organised by Derek Somerville and Tim Storer

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 23 May, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

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Group: Systems Section
Speaker: S Waqar Nabi
Date: 28 May, 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 30 May, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems CDT Conference

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 03 June, 2019
Time: 01:00 - 01:00
Location: The Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We are pleased to be sponsoring the Robotics and Autonomous Systems CDT Conference which is taking place on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh This event is to be the third annual student conference held jointly with the EPSRC CDTs in Bristol, Edinburgh and Oxford. To be hosted in exotic, wind-swept Edinburgh across the two universities which form the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. Places are limited, but the event is free to attend for students and staff of the three CDTs. Lunch, coffee and conference dinner on the first night all included. Accommodation in student halls is also included, and your host institution will be billed directly. If you wish to opt out of this and organise your own accommodation, choose the appropriate "no accom" option below. A small number of places are also available for non-CDT PhD students from any UK institution (select the "Other Student" option below). These places do not come with accommodation provided. Details The conference will take place on the 3rd and 4th of June. Due to the distance, it is expected that attendees will arrive in Edinburgh on Sunday 2nd June. We intend on organising a free professional tour in the afternoon/evening for non-locals who wish to see the city (details yet to be announced). The first day of the conference, hosted in the University of Edinburgh's Informatics Forum, will consist of selected student talks and posters, a talk from a keynote speaker, and a tour of the facilities. A conference dinner will follow in the evening. The second day will be hosted at Heriot Watt University (with coach travel arranged for those in provided accommodation) and will consist of smaller workshop/tutorial events as well as opportunities to see the facilities. It will finish by 4pm to allow for travel home for those who don't want to stay a third night. Call for Submissions Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts for inclusion in the conference. These should be 1-2 pages in length and should be uploaded to EasyChair by 20th February. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Committee and selected for presentation as a poster, 15 minute talk, or both by 20th March. The authors of selected abstracts will then also be asked to provide a camera-ready version by 31st March for inclusion in conference proceedings hosted on www.edinburgh-robotics.org. The opportunity is also available to propose content for the workshops/tutorials portion of the second day. Whether you want to arrange a more in depth discussion of a special interest area or teach an important topic to newer students, we can support you with the facilities required. The process for these proposals is the same as for abstracts, and the committee will work with event organisers after they have been selected to finalise details. Feel free to get in touch with us if you'd like to discuss an idea further before then. Prizes will be on offer for presentations, posters and workshops/tutorials. More details to be confirmed later.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 06 June, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

GWiCS June meet up: Useful lessons I’ve learned in my career

Group: Glasgow Women in Computing Science (GWiCS)
Speaker: Carron Shankland, Professor in Computer Science, University of Stirling
Date: 07 June, 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

More details about this talk coming soon. A buffet lunch will be provided at 12:30pm prior to the event.

The Glasgow Women in Computing Science group (GWiCS) is open to all University of Glasgow staff and students (female / non-binary / male) from Undergraduate level to Chancellor and everywhere in-between. However, our focus is on research level CS upwards.

We hold monthly meet ups, talks and information sessions as well as providing a supportive network for new PhD students and early career researchers. Please see the main page for event information.

 

Research Ventures

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 10 June, 2019
Time: 01:00 - 01:00
Location: University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson Building, 3 Kelvin Way , Glasgow, G12 8NN, Scotland, United Kingdom

However big, however small your ideas, Research Ventures is about finding out how you can develop them into something that matters for you We’ll cover all the areas you’d expect from an entrepreneurship course (different business models, protecting your ideas, where to get funding…the nuts and bolts) but it doesn’t stop there. In two days, we get to the heart of what it means to be an enterprising researcher. You’ll meet some inspirational people and come away with new ideas, friends and collaborators, as well as a better understanding of what motivates you and how you can transform your ideas into reality. The course and the skills you will learn from it is designed to be relevant to you now, in your research environment, as well as in the future, whether you see that as being in academia or in another kind of role. Who is it for? This course brings together early-career researchers (PGR and postdoctoral) from a wide variety of backgrounds, including physics, computer sciences, engineering, energy, chemistry and earth sciences. It’s aimed at researchers with an interest in: Exploring the commercial possibilities of a research idea and how your research might attract industrial funding or be used in setting up a spin-out company Knowledge exchange, research impact and winning funding for academic career progression Future employment in industry Collaboration with researchers from otherdisciplines What will we be doing? The course is a mixture of practical activities and case studies as well as talks from experts and entrepreneurs with inspiring stories and first hand experience of bringing exciting ideas to life. Our speakers will share their knowledge of: Creative thinking and what being enterprising means to them Business planning and different models of research commercialisation (including spin-outs and licensing) How to cost projects and manage finance in a new venture Protecting your ideas and intellectual property Compelling and convincing communication, that helps you to bring others onboard and win funding How to inspire and motivate others - the skills needed to build strong working relationships, whether you see yourself as working in business or building a research group Sources of support, advice and funding Resilience and how to deal with set-backs Networking – how to make this fun, useful and interesting, rather than something you dread! Tutor and Guests Alison Gray, Founder and Director of Skillfluence Director of Skillfluence, Alison Gray is a training designer, facilitator, speaker and coach specialising in the business skills and professional attributes of successful scientists and technical specialists. While living in the San Francisco Bay area Alison studied cutting edge Training Design at UC Berkeley, Collaborative Leadership at the American Management Association and Lean Startup methodology at Stanford University. The Skillfluence mission is to do our part to advance scientific discovery and the commercialisation of research. We do this by creating and delivering training and development programmes that equip scientists and researchers with essential entrepreneurial and professional skills. Other speakers and guests include patent attorneys, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and academic staff involved in spin-outs and other forms of commercialisation. Registration, Venue, Travel and Accommodation SICSA is funding 10 student places on this course. If you would like to apply for a SICSA funded place, please email admin@sicsa.ac.uk stating why you wish to attend the course. Places are offered on a competitive basis. The course takes place at The University of Glasgow. For anyone coming from outside of Glasgow, you will need to organize your own accommodation and claim back costs via your own institution. The Argyll Hotel and Guest House is close by and people have stayed there in previous years. To reach the University of Glasgow from Queen Street Station, you can take the Subway to Kelvinbridge Station (about 10min) and from there it’s a 10min walk to the Sir Charles Wilson Building. Please arrive no later than 10.30am on day one. We will finish by 4.30pm on day two. We will provide dinner on the evening of 10 June.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 13 June, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

SICSA PhD Conference 2019

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 18 June, 2019
Time: 01:00 - 01:00
Location: University of Stirling, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, United Kingdom

The SICSA PhD Conference 2019 will take place on 18th & 19th June at the University of Stirling. The SICSA PhD Conference has become one of the highlights of the SICSA events calendar, bringing together Computing Science and Informatics PhD students, leading academics, and industry practitioners for 2 days of workshops, keynote presentations, poster sessions and social events. The conference is an event aimed specifically at Informatics and Computing Science PhD students and is organised each year by a hard working committee of PhD students and members of the SICSA Executive. Registration for the Conference will open in Spring 2019. If you wish to be considered to be a member of the organisation committee, please complete the short Application Form. If you are a PhD student in Informatics/Computer Science, working in a SICSA institution you are eligible to apply to be part of the committee More information on the 2019 Conference will be posted here in the near future but if you have any questions please email the SICSA Executive Team at admin@sicsa.ac.uk

SoCS Seminar / SICSA DVF talk: Professor Mark Wallace (title tbc)

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: Professor Mark Wallace , Monash University
Date: 18 June, 2019
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 422 Seminar Room

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 20 June, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 27 June, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 04 July, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 11 July, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE)

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 13 July, 2019
Time: 01:00 - 01:00
Location: The University of Aberdeen, School of Natural and Computing Sciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

SICSA is pleased to be sponsoring the Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) including the first Doctoral Consortium (DC). The program of the ITiCSE conference will consist of keynote lectures, paper sessions, panels, working groups, tips and techniques, courseware demonstrations, posters, and exhibits. The conference also features opportunities to partake in excursions, enabling attendees to see some of the surrounding district and mingle in a less intense and formal environment. The conference will begin with an information session for working group leaders and interested members at 6pm on Friday evening 12 July. The working groups and doctoral consortium will start their formal sessions at 9am on Saturday 13 July. The opening reception for the conference will be held on Sunday 14 July. The main conference starts at 8.30am on Monday 15 July and ends in the afternoon of Wednesday 17 July Bruce Scharlau and Roger McDermott, Conference Co-Chairs, The ITiCSE 2019 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates studying computing education to explore and develop their research interests in a workshop environment with a panel of established researchers in the field. We invite doctoral candidates to apply for this opportunity to share their work with a community of candidates in a similar situation. This is an excellent opportunity to get feedback on a research topic, or ideas on future direction from senior researchers in the field. Candidates of any seniority can apply as long as they will not have graduated before the event. For further information you can either contact Mark Zarb and Angela Siegel via iticse2019dc@easychair.org or see the ITiCSE Conference web-site https://iticse.acm.org/

ITiCSE Doctoral Consortium

Group: Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)
Speaker: SICSA Event, SICSA
Date: 13 July, 2019
Time: 01:00 - 01:00
Location: The University of Aberdeen, School of Natural and Computing Sciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

SICSA is pleased to be sponsoring the first Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) Doctoral Consortium (DC). The ITiCSE 2019 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates studying computing education to explore and develop their research interests in a workshop environment with a panel of established researchers in the field. We invite doctoral candidates to apply for this opportunity to share their work with a community of candidates in a similar situation. This is an excellent opportunity to get feedback on a research topic, or ideas on future direction from senior researchers in the field. Candidates of any seniority can apply as long as they will not have graduated before the event. For further information you can either contact Mark Zarb and Angela Siegel via iticse2019dc@easychair.org or see the ITiCSE Conference web-site https://iticse.acm.org/

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 18 July, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 25 July, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 01 August, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 08 August, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 15 August, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 22 August, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 29 August, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 05 September, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 12 September, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 19 September, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 26 September, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 03 October, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 10 October, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 17 October, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 24 October, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 31 October, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 07 November, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 14 November, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 21 November, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 28 November, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 05 December, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 12 December, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

RA Coffee Break

Group: School of Computing Science
Speaker: you
Date: 19 December, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Computing Science Common Room

This is a weekly coffee break for RAs in Computing to network, informally discuss issues, or simply enjoy some coffee and biscuits away from the screen.

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