2019 LIAS events

March 2019


Artificial intelligence for object recognition

Date: Late March

Location: TBC

Organised by: Huiyu (Joe) Zhou

May 2019

8 May

One size doesn’t fit all: gender, health and the interplay of research and policy

In collaboration with GloCoPoco, LIAS welcomes Professor Patricia Jeffery from University of Edinburgh for a Roundtable discussion that will cover some of her research interests, and offer a unique opportunity meet, network and engage in meaningful discussions with a varied audience from different research backgrounds. A drinks reception will follow.

Professor Patricia Jeffery has wide research experience extending over almost 50 years and focussing on themes surrounding gender and development, particularly in South Asia: reproductive and child health, social demography, communal politics and the reproduction of inequality. She has recently returned from fieldwork and is currently working on a book addressing these topics.

The event will explore some provocative questions in order to highlight the disconnection between global policies and the realities of everyday life at the local level, with particular reference to maternal mortality, and demographic issues such as the age of marriage and the significance of girls’ education. We hope that the Roundtable will spark off lively and meaningful discussion.

15 May

AI and development in the global south

  • Date: May 15, 2019
  • Location: TBC
  • Organised by: Yujie Chen (Julie)
  • Confirmed speaker: Dr. Bingchun Meng, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

17 May

LeMID seminars with Professor Debby Bogaert

Scottish Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant in paediatric infectious disease

  • 12pm-1pm

21 May

Sensory Overload: Join us at the Spirits Bar for a journey through your senses: from smells, to diet, to social media.

22 May

Leicester Prisons Research Network, Disciplinary Capital: Forensic Psychology, Expertise, and Penal Power


August 2019


Royal Society Science Festival

  • Organised by: Mohammad Mousavi

September 2019


Landscaping workshop: Surveying mobility

Organised by: Mohammad Mousavi

October 2019

17 October

Artificial Intelligence and Work with confirmed speakers: Lina Dencik, Juan Grigera, Athina Karatzogianni, Alex Wood, Jamie Woodcock, and Xanthe Whittaker.

  • Date: 17th October
  • Location: TBC.
  • Organised by: Phoebe Moore, Yujie Chen, Torsten Geelan

Artificial Intelligence (AI) augmented tools and applications are becoming increasingly prevalent in contemporary workplaces and work is increasingly impacted by intensified forms of digitalisation. This conference focuses on where and how this is occurring and what is at stake for workers and the labour movement. Workplace decision-making has become increasingly digitalised, and the integration of AI enhanced technologies into human resources (HR) - via people analytics and interview filming, AI augmented robotics including collaborative robots (cobots) and chatbots, the uses of wearable technologies and assistive tablets on the production assembly line, and algorithmic processes in gig work - has created a range of new issues. Panels examine the empirics for where this happening, looking at the philosophical and ethical questions arising and the emergence of new forms of activism and worker representation to raise labour standards, as the employment relationship continues to transform at the behest of technological advances and management practices.

Crick Lectures

Crick Lectures

The Crick Lectures are open to researchers from Leicester through a collaboration formed as part of our Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (WTISSF).

The lectures are delivered by leading internationally-renowned scientists and aim to be relatively accessible to scientists in other disciplines, while also offering something for the specialist.

Crick Lectures typically take place on Thursdays at 4pm in the auditorium. The Francis Crick Institute is located directly opposite St Pancras Station, London, thus making seminar attendance a relatively easy possibility. We have funding through the ISSF to pay for standard class train travel to get you there and back, if you would otherwise struggle to cover the train fare; contact Anna Harding for further information: aijh1@le.ac.uk

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