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Open Day Schedule

Events take place from 10.30 to 14.00 on Thursday 25th September 2014.

Here is the schedule of activities:

10:30 - 11:00   Arrival registration and coffee  
11:00 - 11:30
Introduction to the Programme,
Prof Jeremy Gibbons

The Software Engineering Programme delivers one-week graduate-level courses in almost 40 different subjects. The Programme is aimed primarily (although not exclusively) at professional software engineers: courses are taught with a view to current and emerging practice and technologies, and the Programme's structure reflects the fact that its students often have to deal with many and varied competing pressures. In this talk, we will introduce the Software Engineering Programme and discuss its potential for providing benefits to its students.

11:30 - 12:00
Wide Open Data: On Open Data, Freedom of Information, and Privacy,
Dr Andrew Simpson
Recent years have seen the launch of a number of open government initiatives. The motivation for these initiatives is a broadly positive one: it is argued that, by giving data back to the tax-paying public, government agencies are empowering the recipients of said data. In this talk we give consideration to some of the privacy pitfalls and argue that well-established solutions that have been used to underpin secure data release in, for example, social and medical sciences, may not be adequate in this emerging context.
12:00 - 12:30
Intelligent Embedded Systems,
Dr Andrew Markham
Over 99% of processors sold today end up being embedded in objects such as cars, robots, traffic lights, medical equipment and home appliances. These devices are becoming more and more pervasive in every day life, with growing markets in wearable sensors, the "Internet of Things" and smart cities, amongst others. Loosely speaking, an embedded system is a device that is tailored towards a particular application and is typically subject to constraints such as energy, computational and communication capabilities. In this talk, we examine how embedded systems can be made intelligent and adaptive by learning from past experience to operate more efficiently and effectively.
12:30 - 14:00 Buffet lunch  
14:00 onwards Interviews by appointment  

Please let us know if you intend to come (whether or not you are staying for lunch), so that we have an idea of numbers.

Interviews will be held in the afternoon by appointment (for those candidates who have already submitted online applications and have been called for interview).

In addition to formal interviews, there will be opportunities throughout the day for informal one-to-one discussions with programme lecturers about your personal interests and aspirations for part-time study.

Read about the Programme, see some testimonials from past and present students, find out how to apply, look up directions to the Department of Computer Science, or register or ask for more information.