Wednesday 19th April

At Avenue Campus

Lectures in Theatre C Building 65/1175

Room for refreshments in Building 65/1097

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9:00-9:25 Tea/Coffee

Second/Third Year Students

9:30 Steven Squires Minimum description length as an objective function for non-negative matrix factorisation
9:40 Muhammed Shahreeza Kassim Design Principles of Fold Change Detection in the Social Amoeba
9:50 Yan Sun Analyzing Acceleration for Motion Analysis
10:00 Joe Roman Flores A duality-based approach to identification of linear time-varying systems
10:10 Svitlana Braichenko The Modelling of Calcium Waves and Oscillations for IP3 clustered channels
10:20 Nawaf Almudhahka Unconstrained Identification Using Comparative Facial Soft Biometrics

First Year Students

10:30 Thomas Ladyman Behavioural Soft Biometrics
10:32 Mark Garnett Learning
10:34 Shangchen Chen Computer Vision
10:36 Tristan Millington Using Sparse Covariance Estimation to Build a Text Classifier
10:38 Yasseen Al Makady COPD diagnosis by detecting lung alveoli in pCLE images
10:40 Samuel Ikrigo Decision-making in tracking and modulation of locomotory behavior in Caenorhabditis Elegans
10:42 Iris Kramer New Approaches to Archaeology using Deep Learning with Remote Sensor Data
10:44 Yan Zhang Deep Learning in multiple modalities
10:46 Manuel Nunes Machine Learning in Finance
10:48 Vlad Velici Learning
10:50 Pratheeba Jeyananthan Learning
10:52 Omar Shetta Learning
11:00-11:30 Tea/Coffee
Keynote Address
11:30 Dr. Blair Thornton Vision, learning and control systemising deep-sea research


Today’s technology makes it possible to observe places that most of us have never been to in minute detail, share the latest gossip and upload photos and videos for friends across the globe to look at. While technology has given us access to information in ways that few could have imagined 30 years ago, the ocean, which covers more that 70 % of the surface of our planet, remains under sampled, with areas the size of large cities expressed by just one measurement of depth, or temperature, for lack of more information. Rapid progress in the field of marine robotics over the past decades is making the ocean increasingly accessible. In this talk, I will describe some recent developments where underwater robotics and computer vision have giving us better access to information about the marine minerals and deep-sea benthic ecosystems. I will also give examples of situations where robotics and sensor technology have helped us monitor the environment following disasters such as the Fukushima nuclear accident. While these examples illustrate how technology is helping scientists today develop a better understanding of deep-sea environments, there still remain bottlenecks in the flow of information that need to be overcome in order to make deep-sea research a scalable science.

12:30-13:30 Lunch
Afternoon Presentations

Second/Third Year Students

13:30 Enrique Marquez CNN in Computer Vision
13:40 Luis Jairo Montesdeoca Machine Learning in Finance
13:50 Zheng Cui Non-parametric statistical deformation model (SDM) based non-rigid registration
14:00 Ahmad Abdullah Model Predictive Control of Next Generation Inverters for Efficient Renewable Energy Integration
14:10 Sophia Learning
14:20 Bingchen Guo Soft biometric fusion
14:30-15:00 Tea/Coffee
15:00 Georgios Salavasidis Learning
15:10 Sisi Wu Computer Vision
15:20 Ben Jesty Learning
15:30 Xing Liu Trajectory tracking control integrating local trajectory re-planning for autonomous underwater vehicles
15:40 Daniel Martinho-Corbishley Super-fine Attributes for Soft Biometric Retrieval
15:50 Weronika Nowicka Iterative Learning Control for Load Management in Wind Turbines with Smart Rotor Blades
16:00 Yingwei Zhou Pre-training Dense Layers in Different Ways
Prize Award


Closing Remarks