Swansea Distinguished Lectures in Computer Science

Our aim with this series is six high-profile lectures each academic year. The topics target a broad audience of computer scientists, but they should also be of interest to colleagues in other disciplines.

The series started in 2011 with distinguished lectures by Professors Brian Randell, Tom Rodden, Muffy Calder, Dame Wendy Hall, Simon Peyton Jones and Ben Shneiderman.

See also the programme for the current academic year.

Gregory Abowd

Gregory AbowdRegents' and Distinguished Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Computing and Autism: How a real problem can drive research in a different field

4.00pm, Thursday 29th November 2012

Room 312-313, Margam Building (9.4 on the Campus Plan PDF)

The talk is followed by a reception

Martin Campbell-Kelly

Martin Campbell-KellyEmeritus Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick

Alan Turing’s Other Universal Machine: The ACE

5pm, Wednesday 5th December 2012

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building

The talk is part of the Alan Turing Centenary celebrations, and supported by the College of Science EPSRC Research Fund and Software Alliance Wales.

Ross Anderson FRS

Ross AndersonProfessor of Security Engineering, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

 Chip and Skim

 4.00pm, Tuesday 12th February 2013

 Robert Recorde Room, Level 2, Faraday Building

 The talk is supported by Software Alliance Wales, and followed by a reception

Sir Alan Wilson FBA FRS

Alan WilsonProfessor of Urban and Regional Systems, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Modelling the evolution of cities and regions: past and present

4.00pm, Tuesday 5th March 2013

West Room, Fulton House, Swansea University

Joint lecture with the Learned Society of Wales


Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne StroustrupDistinguished Professor, College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science, Texas A&M University, USA

C++11: The future is here

6.00pm, Wednesday 17th April 2013

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea University

This event is supported by Software Alliance WalesBCS South Wales Branch and HPC Wales

C++11 Swansea  SLIDES (PDF, 3.6MB)

Paul Curzon

Paul CurzonProfessor of Computer Science, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London

Serious fun with interdisciplinary computer science and kids

5.30pm, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Lecture Theatre K, Faraday Building, Swansea University

Organised in collaboration with Technocamps

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