Applied Computing Students at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2012

Three Computing students from Buckingham were selected to attend and present their individual projects at the 5th BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium held at the University of Bath on 12th April 2012. Our students were among the 40 best selected to receive a Google travel and accommodation grant.

Activities at the conference included talks by speakers from industry and academia. The keynote speech was delivered by Gillian Arnold, BCSWomen chair, who gave an inspiring presentation about the wealth of careers open to women in computing, and the reasons why it’s important for women to go into IT careers. Joanna Smith of Takeda R&D spoke about IT management within the pharmaceutical industry, and what it is like managing large international IT systems. Monica Posiadlo of Google spoke about text-to-speech synthesis. Dr Amanda Clare of Aberystwyth University talked about DNA matching and computational biology, and Dr Julie McCann from Imperial College London talked about wireless sensor networks and algorithms for coordinating hundreds of tiny computers. The poster session had selected female candidates across universities in UK presenting a poster of their projects.

Posters by Buckingham students:

  • Coursework management application for smart phones (Happiness Francis, BSc Computing)
  • Camera model identification using digital images (Akua Biney, MSc Innovative Computing)
  • Evaluation of multiresolution local binary patterns for face recognition from a distance (Fatina Shukur, MSc Innovative Computing)

More about the colloquium on the British Computing Society website.