CS Colloquia and Seminars and other talks
A listing of seminars and colloquia held in the UCT CS Department.
To give a research colloquium or industry seminar in the department, contact Michelle Kuttel
Term 1 2016
18th February 2016, Industry Seminar: "Seek and ye shall find" by Kyle Riley and Matt Marx of MWR InfoSecurity.
25th February 2016, Research colloquium: "Defeasible Reasoning for Ontologies" by Prof. Tommie Meyer , UCT CS Department.
3 March 2016, Research colloquium: "Probabilistic Morphable Models" by Thomas Vetter, head of the Graphics and Computer Vision
Research Group at UNIBAS, Basel, Switzerland.
7th March 2016, Research colloquium: "Agent based architectures for managing data, knowledge and system dynamism on the Sensor Web", by Deshen Moodley of University of KwaZulu-Natal
17th March 2016, Industry seminar: UCT CS Industry Seminar "Open Data Kit" by Yaw Anokwa of Nafundi
7th April 2016, Research colloquium: "Neural Machine Translation" by Alexandra Birch, University of Edinburgh
Term 1 2015
5 February 2015, A new logic of natural relations by Dr Joop Leo, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
24 February 2015, Programming Languages and Parallel Computing for the SKA by Dr Peter Braam
26 February 2015, Experience in Research and Development in rural Zambia and Zimbabwe by Gertjan van Stam
5 March 2015, Logic for (Database) Systems Implementation by Assoc. Prof. David Toman, David R. Cheriton School
of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo
12 March 2015, Integration of Conceptual Data Modelling Languages by Associate Professor Pablo Fillottrani, Universidad Nacional del Sur at Bahia Blanca, Argentina and Researcher for the Commission of Scientific Research of the Buenos Aires Province.
19 March 2015, Breaking Android by Kyle Riley and Tyrone Erasmus of MWR InfoSecurity.
Term 2 2015
9 April 2015,"Impact of ICT on SMEs in Africa" by Michel Bézy, Associate Director of the new campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda.
30 April 2015,"Meta-creativity and Physics-inspired Algorithm Design" by Prof Baghai-Wadji, Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town
7 May 2015,"Mama Money - Send Money, Now Now" by David Glass, Electrum Payments (Pty) Ltd
14 May 2015, "Developers Need to Broaden their Range" by Clinton Bosch of BSG.
Term 3 2015
23rd July 2015,"A Mixed Methods Study of Users’ Mobile Data Usage Patterns in South Africa" by Marshini Chetty of the University of Maryland, U.S.A.
12th August 2015,"What is IBM Bluemix™?" by Gerard Dumont of IBM South Africa
18th August 2015," Model-Driven Engineering of Self-Adaptive Software " by Thomas Vogel of the Hasso Plattner Institute research school at the University of Potsdam
25th August 2015," Incorporating Evolutionary Fitness into Design Science" by Prof. Grandon Gill of the University of South Florida
27th August 2015,"Tuning Trombones and Smoothing Speedbumps: Why Internet Speeds in Africa are Slow, and What We Can Do About It " by Nick Feamster of the Computer Science Department, Princeton University
Term 4 2015
10th September 2015,"Signal-Driven Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics" by Olaf Witkowski of MTI Ltd in Tokyo
17th September 2015, "Comparison of effectiveness of two mobile application designs for encouraging children to read." by Erin Versveld of UCT
5th November 2015, "Buying and Selling Data" by Gottfried Vossen of ERCIS, University of Münster Germany and
University of Waikato Management School, New Zealand
12th November 2015, "Fund raising in Silicon Valley – tips and things to avoid" by Susan Mason, Managing Partner of Aligned Partners Venture Services, U.S.A
Michelle Kuttel and speakers listed.