Informatics Seminars 2019/20

2019/20 Semester One

  • Please refer to the campus map for the exact location of lecture rooms.
  • Please pay attention to the change of venue: The first 4 seminars (October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) will take place in KE LT1 (Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1) and the other seminars will be in ???.

Fri October 4, 14:00 in KE LT1 (Host: Mohammad Mousavi)

Augusto Sampaio (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Title: TBA

Fri Oct 11, 14:00 in KE LT1 (Host: Effie Law)

Björn W. Schuller (University of Augsburg, Germany, and Imperial College London)

Title: TBA

Fri Oct 18, 14:00 in KE LT1 (Host: Effie Law)

Nadia Berthouze (University College London)

Title: TBA

Fri Oct 25, 14:00 in KE LT1 (Host: Effie Law)

Alexandra Cristea (Durham University)

Title: Learning Analytics: Challenges and Successes

Abstract: With the advent of big data, user and customer analytics are brought to the forefront of several areas, such as Computer Science, Statistics, and Psychology, to name but a few. Within this, an emerging important area is that of learner analytics, a new field enabled by the recent advances in analytical and visualisation tools for big data, and the improved data formats and advances in computing technology [according to the Higher Education Academic in UK]. Learner Analytics refers to the measuring, collecting and analysis of data about learners and their environments, with the aim of improving teaching and learning practices, usually in online environments. This talk uncovers this exciting new field of research, discussing challenges, success stories, specific aims and goals in the context of education, and future developments. Some recent results on MOOCs are also presented.

Fri Nov 1, 14:00 in ???

Fri Nov 8, 14:00 in ?? (Host: Genovefa Kefalidou)

Panos (Sony)

Title: TBA

Fri Nov 15, 14:00
Fri Nov 22, 14:00
Fri Nov 29, 14:00
Fri Dec 6, 14:00

Fri Dec 13, 14:00 in (Host: Genovefa Kefalidou)

Stuart Reeves (University of Nottingham)

Title: TBA

Fri Dec 20, 14:00

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