Computer Science Christmas Lectures 2020

Male students pictured with work from a computer science project.

Welcome to our Christmas Lectures

Enhancement week is an event unique to the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln. During these weeks we add variety to the student experience by creating a programme of inspirational guest lectures, interactive workshops, and exciting learning opportunities. In the school of Computer Science, we have two enhancement weeks in Semester A, this is our second programme, our “Christmas Lectures”.

We have typically only offered these sessions internally to our own students, but (in the spirit of the holidays) we have opened these up to a wider audience. If you have any interest in computing, video games, or any of the specific topics on offer, please join us. Also, feel free to come along to any session to find out more about what we do in the school of Computer Science, our research, and what makes Lincoln a great place to learn.

All the enhancement week lectures will be hosted on YouTube, and you can find the specific links on this page. Alternatively, follow the booking form below to recieve the specifc links by email. Please subscribe for updates, and more computer science content! You can ask us questions directly in the YouTube comments, or contact us on twitter, @UoLCompSci.

Welcome to Enhancement Week, and our Christmas Lectures.

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Monday 14th December 

10am - 11am  Social Robots in the World: Research and Reality  Dr Paul Baxter, Senior Lecturer in Autonomous Systems  Join here 
11am - 12pm Games Computing Introduction Session Mr Phil Carlisle, Programme Lead for Games Computing Join here
2pm - 3pm Build-a-Baddie Workshop: AI in Games 101 William Giddings, Student  Join here 


Tuesday 15th December 

9am - 10am Networking Technologies in Peer to Peer Games Brandon Dodds, Student Join here
10am - 11am  Understand Random Numbers in Computing  Ben Williams, PhD Student Join here
11am - 12pm Building a Game in Godot Matthew Rimmer, Student Join here
12pm - 1pm Brain and Physiological Data in Computer Science  Dr Horia Maior, Lecturer in Computer Science  Join here 
1pm - 2pm  The Computing that Powers Retail  Luke Thompson from Dunelm  Join here
2pm - 3pm  Anti-cheat: A walk through anti-cheat measures in closed source systems  Harry Riley, Student  Join here
3pm - 4pm  Meet the Expert - Alex Champandard Mr Phil Carlisle, Programme Lead for Games Computing with Alex Champandard from Creative.AI Join here
4pm - 5pm Making a Videogame Juicy Mr Kieran Hicks, Lecturer in Games Computing Join here
6pm - 7pm It's the Most Cloudful Time of the Year Dr Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning with Jim Bennett from Microsoft Join here


Wednesday 16th December 

9am - 10am MSc Computer Science Introduction Dr Bashir Al-Diri, Programme Lead for MSc Computer Science Join here
10am - 11am MSc Intelligent Vision Introduction Dr Tryphon Lambrou, Programme Lead for MSc Intelligent Vision Join here
11am - 12pm Writing a Personal Statement for University Dr Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning Join here 
12pm - 1pm   MSc Robotics and Automation Introduction  Dr Charles Fox, Programme Lead for MSc Robotics and Automation   Join here 
1pm - 2pm  Building Video Games to Help with Anxiety  Danni Threlfall, PhD Student  Join here 
2pm - 3pm  Clinical Bioinformatics: Data in healthcare  Dr Salah Al-Majeed, Acting Head of School with Dr Martin Cawley, Head of Radiotherapy Physics at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust  Join here 
3pm - 4pm  Meet the Expert - Tom Lock  Thomas Lock, School of Computer Science Graduate  Join here 
6pm -7pm PoseDance: Perfect your dance moves with a TikTok trainer Dr Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning with Jen Looper from Microsoft  Join here 

 

Thursday 17th December 

9am - 10am Computer Science Introduction Session Dr Mark Doughty, Programme Lead for Computer Science  Join here  
10am - 11am What is Player Experience  Mr Kieran Hicks, Lecturer in Games Computing Join here
11am -12pm What is Game Design Dr Jussi Holopainen, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science  Join here 
12pm - 1pm  Future of Virtual Reality Video Game  Dr Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning and Ben Williams, PhD Student  Join here 
1pm - 2pm Robotics in the Wild: Perspectives on software Engineering and system sciences in autonomous human-robot interaction  Professor Marc Hanheide, Professor in Intelligent Robotics and Interactive Systems Join here  
2pm - 3pm  AI and The Future of Medicine   Dr James Brown, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science   Join here
6pm - 7pm The Ben and Chris Show: Python Programming Variables Dr Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning and Ben Williams, PhD Student Join here

 

Friday 18th December 

9am - 10am Studying Computer Science at University - Student Panel Q&A Dr Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning with students Danni Threlfall, Emma Baskerville, Michael Apim and Garry Clawson Join here
10am - 11am Making a 3D Model  Mr Kieran Hicks, Lecturer in Games Computing Join here
12pm - 1pm  Tips for Developers: Managing Linux Servers  William Oldham, Student  Join here
1pm - 2pm  What's this thing called Blockchain?  Garry Clawson, Student  Join here 
2pm - 3pm  Treason in Board-Game: What can video game designers learn  Dr Olivier Szymanezyk, Lecturer in Computer Science  Join here 
4pm - 5pm Privacy-Preserving Encrypted Deep Learning  George Onoufriou, Student Join here

 

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University of Lincoln
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Lincoln
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