Seminars



The Department has regular research seminars given by internal and prominent external speakers. They are open to all members of the University and other interested parties. The individual research groups also run seminars and group meetings. Details of these can be found on research-group web pages.


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SPEAKERProfessor Yong Wang : De Montfort University
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DATE2017-03-20
TIME14:10:00
PLACEHugh Owen - Lecture Theatre D5


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SPEAKERRobert John - University of Nottingham
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DATE2017-05-08
TIME14:10:00
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SPEAKERDave Pugh - IBM
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DATE2017-05-22
TIME14:00:00
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Are you worth your weight in citations?
An Assessment of Scientific Impact Metrics and Proposed Improvements

SPEAKERJames Ravenscroft : A Cognitive Solutions Agency
University of Warwick
PROFILEJames is an Aberystwyth University Computer Science Alumnus who graduated with a First Class Hons BSc Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in 2013. As a graduate, James worked at IBM where he was eventually promoted to UK Watson Solutions Architect. In June 2016, James left IBM to co-found a Machine Learning consultancy company called Filament, where he is the CTO. As of September 2015, James has been working part time on a PhD in Natural Language Processing and is jointly supervised by Maria Liakata at the University of Warwick and Amanda Clare at Aberystwyth University.
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How do scientists and their research affect the world around us? Scientists in academia are most frequently measured in terms of metrics such as h-index, i-index, citation count and more recently altmetric scores. However, these metrics are more suited to measuring the spread of knowledge amongst scientists than the impact of research on the wider world.

In this seminar, James will explain his research into metrics for scientific impact beyond academia in areas such as the economy, society, healthcare and legislation, coined "comprehensive impact". He will discuss the current state of academic and comprehensive impact metrics, his recent computational study into how Research Excellence Framework (REF) impact scores and academic impact metrics interact and the implications of these relationships on future REF assessments. He will also suggest ways in which new comprehensive impact metrics could be developed using information retrieval and textual enrichment techniques.

DATE2017-06-03
TIME14:10:00
PLACEHugh Owen - Lecture Theatre D5


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SPEAKERDima Damen - University of Bristol
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DATE2017-06-05
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SPEAKERLeighton Pritchard - The James Hutton Institute
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DATE2017-06-19
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