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September 2019

Research Seminar – Shengxiang Yang (De Montfort University) – Dynamic Data Stream Mining: Some Recent Results

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
N311, Sir Ian Wood Building

Data stream mining is a natural and necessary progression from traditional data mining. However, it presents additional challenges to batch analysis: along with strict time and memory constraints, change is a major consideration. In a dynamic data stream the underlying concepts may drift and change over time. The challenge of recognising and reacting to change in a stream is compounded by the scarcity of labels problem. This talk presents our recent work to evaluate unsupervised learning as the basis for…

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July 2019

Context-Driven Recommendations based on User Reviews

July 24 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
N336, Sir Ian Wood Building

Recommender systems are ubiquitous: from Netflix to Spotify and beyond. But recommendations should not only be personalized; often they need to be contextualized too. However, many context-aware and context-driven recommender systems use a very limited representation of context. We show how we use topic modeling to mine user reviews to obtain a much richer, open ended context representation that we can incorporate into a context-driven recommender system. Derek Bridge is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork, Ireland. He has over 30…

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April 2019

Research Seminar – Robert McCausland (Allstate Insurance) – Identity and Access Management the 90% you never get to see

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
N344, Sir Ian Wood Building

Robert McCausland (PhD, CISSP, CEH) is an expert in identity and access management, who has lead teams responsible for the design and delivery of identity, multi-factor authentication and fraud services in a number of sectors. Prior to joining his current position as the Director of Identity and Access Management at Allstate, he was the R&D Programme Manager at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies of Queen’s university Belfast. Working in smaller organisation Robert has delivered distributed risk management solutions and…

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Research Seminar – John McCall – Coherent and Anti-Coherent Problems

April 17 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
N336, Sir Ian Wood Building

TBC

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Research Seminar – Ken Reid (University of Stirling) – Mixed Metaheuristics for Real World Shift Scheduling & Employee Rostering Problems

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
N204, Sir Ian Wood Building

In this seminar, Ken will give an overview of the various methodologies he utilised to tackle a real world shift scheduling & employee rostering problem. Ken is a PhD student and RA at the University of Stirling.

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Research Seminar – John Isaacs – Interactive Visualisation for Historic Building Evacuation Scenarios

April 10 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
N336, Sir Ian Wood Building

Tourism attracts increasing numbers of elderly and mobility-impaired visitors to our built-environment heritage sites. Some such sites have very limited and awkward access, were not designed for mass visitation, and are generally not be modifiable to facilitate disabled access. As a result, emergency evacuation planning must take cognizance of robust information, and in this study we aimed to establish the effect of visitor position on egress. This research presents a number of visualisation methods that are being used to aid…

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March 2019

Research Seminar – Stewart Massie – TBC

March 20 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
N336, Sir Ian Wood Building

TBC

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Research Seminar – Lee Christie – Distributed Noncooperative Combinatorial Optimisation using Smart Contracts

March 13 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
N336, Sir Ian Wood Building

Combinatorial optimisation is a widely-studied class of computational tasks with many theoretical and real-world applications. Such computation is typically tackled using hardware and software controlled or rented by the user, although it may be distributed between trusted entities. Blockchain technology enables the use of decentralized applications (ĐApps) to incentivise participation in the system by rewarding participants with cryptocurrency native tokens (such as Bitcoin or Ether) or other tokenized assets. Using smart contracts on the EVM platform, this project aims to build a second-layer…

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February 2019

Research Seminar – Mark Snaith (University of Dundee) – Argument Technology and the Council of Coaches project

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
H303, Ishbel Gordon Building

In this talk, I will give an overview of computational models of argument and dialogue, and how Argument Technology is being built upon them in a wide variety of contexts, including: healthcare, political debate and fake news. In particular, I will present a specific application of argument technology: as a component the Council of Coaches (COUCH) project. COUCH is a 3-year Horizon-2020 project that aims to advance the state-of-the-art in e-coaching by deploying a virtual council that can assist users with their health goals.…

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Research Seminar – Andrei Petrovski – Security Assurance of Operational Technology

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
N336, Sir Ian Wood Building
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