Swansea Distinguished Lectures in Computer Science

Our aim with this series is to focus on a limited number of high-profile lectures. The topics target a broad audience of computer scientists, but some of them should also be of interest to colleagues in other disciplines. Attendance is always free and open to all, but advance registration is sometimes required.

The series started in 2011-12 with lectures by Professors Brian Randell, Tom Rodden, Muffy Calder, Dame Wendy Hall, Simon Peyton Jones and Ben Shneiderman. It continued in 2012-13 with Professors Gregory AbowdMartin Campbell-KellyRoss AndersonSir Alan WilsonBjarne Stroustrup and Paul Curzon. The lectures in 2013-14 were by Dr Andy Stanford-Clark, Professor Samson Abramsky, and Professor John T. Stasko.

The lectures are normally held starting promptly at 4pm, and last for about one hour. The preferred weekday is Tuesday; exceptions are made when necessary.

The Distinguished Lecture Series programme for 2014–15 has now finished. The series is to resume in the autumn, with new coordinators: Dr Jens Blanck and Professor John V Tucker. Suggestions for speakers are welcome!

2014-15 programme

Mark Evans

Mark EvansChief Architect, Technology & Innovation, Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Swansea

DVLA Technology – Past, Present & Future – in the context of wider Government “Digital Transformation”

4.00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Robert Recorde Room, Faraday Building 205

Organised in collaboration with Software Alliance Wales

Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng FBCS

Nigel ShadboltProfessor of Artificial Intelligence, Web and Internet Science Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton

Brute Force and Insight: Dealing with a Web of Data

7.00pm, Monday 23rd February 2015

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Singleton Park

Joint event with the British Computer Society (South Wales Branch) and in collaboration with Software Alliance Wales

Kevin Fu

Kevin FuSloan Fellow, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, USA

Hackable Medical Devices: Fact or Fiction?

4.00pm, Wednesday 4th March 2015

Lecture Theatre K, Faraday Building (Level 0), Swansea University, Singleton Park

In collaboration with Techealth and Software Alliance Wales

Mike Gordon FRS

Mike GordonProfessor of Computer Assisted Reasoning, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

The unforeseen evolution of theorem proving in ARM processor verification

4.00pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Robert Recorde Room, Faraday Building 205

The presented slides and an accompanying report are available

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