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Department seminars

This seminar series brings presentations on leading research and pedagogy to a broad audience within our Department. The seminars are open to the general public and free of charge. All are welcome, booking is not required and anyone wishing to attend need only turn up.

A selection of previous seminars can be watched on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming seminars

Past events

Conditional Contextual Refinement (CCR): conditional, compositional and gradual specifications for open programs.

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Hosted by Simon Forster with guest speaker Professor Chung-Kil Hur

Towards the Autonomous Evolution of Robotics Ecosystems

Wednesday 6 October 2021

Robot design is traditionally the domain of humans – engineers, physicists, and increasingly AI experts. Evolutionary computing is a well-known technology that has been applied in various aspects of robotics for many years, for example to design controllers or body-plans.

Understanding Human Network Behavior: Ideas for reforming social media

Monday 19 July 2021

Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Toshiba Professor at MIT and one of the most-cited computational scientists in the world and entrepreneur, will be delivering the 2021 Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt lecture.

National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Find out about The National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics.

PREMIER: Prioritisation and risk evaluation of medicines in the environment

Thursday 27 May 2021

Active ingredients from medicines can get into the environment through a variety of routes, and once there they can prove harmful to wildlife and ecosystems. In the EU, new medicines are required to undergo an environmental risk assessment (ERA). However, so far just a handful of the 1900 or so active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in use have been assessed.