women@cl 10th Anniversary
Minute Madness Competition
The Computer Laboratory is celebrating the 10th anniversary of women@CL on Wednesday 14th May, 2014. This event will celebrate the initiatives run by women@CL, and showcase the variety of cutting edge research that women are doing, culminating with the Annual Distinguished Departmental Wheeler Lecture given by Jeannette Wing, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research.
The idea for the Minute Madness presentations is that speakers present in 60 seconds the essence of their research, and they can only use 1 slide. This will then lead to further informal discussions and networking during the break sessions.
What we would like the speakers to convey is:
There will be prizes for 3 different categories for junior researchers (PhDs and Post-docs): the most effective, the most inspiring and the most entertaining presentation. The prize for each winner will be iPad Air. There will be a token prize for best presentation by a senior researcher.
Presentations (show tweets and slides)
First Session (LT1, 14:00)
1. Zhen Bai, University of Cambridge
Augmented Reality Interfaces for Symbolic Play
Tweet: Based on the analogy between AR and symbolic play, I developed AR interfaces to promote symbolic play for young children with autism. 2. Ntombi Banda, University of Cambridge
Multimodal Emotion Recognition in Learning Environments
Tweet: From human tutors to intelligent tutors: Making computers recognize emotions to increase learning performance and student confidence. 3. Shima Barakat, JBS
Making the WISE more Enterprising
Tweet: To DO it you need: to WANT to do it AND believe that you CAN do it. The WISE feel less confident about being enterprising. Should we care?! 4. Polina Bayvel, UCL
Redefining the capacity limits in the battle for bandwidth
Tweet: Optical fibres carry over 95% of all data! But are they running out of capacity as they struggle to satisfy the ever growing data demands? 5. Agata Brajdic, University of Cambridge
VapourTrail: Infrastructure-free Indoor Localisation with Smartphones
Tweet: Tracking people inside buildings using only #smartphone #inertial sensors. 6. Satinder Gill, University of Cambridge
Entrainment and Musicality in the Human-System Interface
Tweet: Being social is about being in rhythm, about co-adapting (entraining) to each other’s beats: important for designing mediating and collaborative interfaces. 7. Desi Hristova, University of Cambridge
Multilayer Geo-Social Networks
Tweet: The New Age of Dimensional Geo-social Networks: using multiple information layers to explain how people and places are entangled. 8. Zongyan Huang, University of Cambridge
Applying machine learning to choose the variable ordering for cylindrical algebraic decomposition
Tweet: Machine learning was applied to predict which heuristic (sotd, ndrr, Brown) would give an optimal variable ordering for cylindrical algebraic decomposition. 9. Alice Hutchings, University of Cambridge
Clean socks and fresh fullz
Tweet: Understanding, and developing disruption and prevention initiatives for, online black market economies. 10. Vaiva Imbrasaite, University of Cambridge
Emotion in music
Tweet: 11. Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge
Humanising Computer Problem Solving
Tweet: Can computers use human intuitive methods, like manipulating diagrams, to solve problems in the same way? 12. Georgia Kalogeridou, University of Cambridge
NetFPGA, The Flexible Open-Source Networking Platform
Tweet: NetFPGA is a flexible, low cost and open source platform, able to measure system's performance and/ or prototype networking systems. It is suitable for research and teaching purposes. 13. Sheharbano Khattak, University of Cambridge
The impact of Internet censorship on the Internet ecosystem
Tweet: Landing on a censorship block page has deeper implications than spoiling your mood--I investigate some of these from an ISP's perspective. 14. Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge
When Writing Matters
Tweet: When you want your writing to be clear and reach the audience. 15. Dina Kronhaus, University of Cambridge
Brain the size of a planet or How to depress a brain network (in 60 seconds or less)
Tweet: I’m interested in computational neuropsychiatry. Using Artificial Neural Networks, I study neural dynamics in unipolar and bipolar disorders. 16. Agnieszka Madurska, Google
Tech and culture
Tweet: How can we use technology to preserve cultural heritage and make it universally accessible to everyone across the globe? 17. Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge
Would you use your phone as medicine?
Tweet: Would you use your phone as medicine? Making mobile phone sensing work for health applications. by @cecim powered by @EmotionSense 18. Natasa Milic-Frayling, Microsoft Research
Sustaining the life of digital
Tweet: To prolong life of digital, one has to preserve software. Cloud is ideal, with VMs to host legacy software and convert file formats. 19. Negar Miralaei, University of Cambridge
Prevent Ageing, Delay Wear-out
Tweet: Ever-increasing budget of transistors threatens multicore chip's lifetime. We are looking for ways to keep them young. 20. Emma Towlson, University of Cambridge
How 'rich' is your brain?
Tweet: Using networks to probe brain disorders, their treatment and ones cognitive ability 21. Cecily Morrison, Microsoft Research
ASSESS MS: Supporting the Clinical Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis using Kinect
Tweet: ASSESS MS is a system to support the clinical assessment of Multiple Sclerosis by quantifying motor dysfunction using computer vision.
Second Session (LT1, 15:00)
22. Ulku Buket Nazlican, University of Cambridge
Facebook Privacy Settings
Tweet: Do you think that your privacy is at risk on Facebook, but feel lazy to deal with it? This app aims to suggest your custom privacy settings. 23. Annalisa Occhipinti, University of Cambridge
Can a Mathematician help a Doctor?
Tweet: Mathematics is the only size fitting all the disciplines: from Cancer to Equations. 24. Helen Oliver, University of Cambridge
The HAT Project
Tweet: The Hub of All Things: Keep It Under Your HAT 25. Rosemary Francis, Ellexus
Breeze: Application Deployment and Profiling for Linux
Tweet: Rosemary is the founder of Ellexus who make software tools to solve the problems that arise when deploying and tuning Linux applications. 26. Jeunese Payne, University of Cambridge
Pico: No More Rejection
Tweet: We have a bad relationship with passwords. But can we do better? Are we ready to put our trust in something we have rather than something we know? 27. Flora Ponjou Tasse, University of Cambridge
Partial 3D Shape Retrieval
Tweet: I investigate the retrieval of 3D shapes most similar to a depth image, that can be obtained with a low-cost depth camera like the Kinect. 28. Sriipriya G, DRisQ Software systems
Using programming abstractions to engineer parallel mechanised reasoning systems/theorem provers
Tweet: Using programming abstractions to engineer parallel theorem provers: Enabling programmable parallelisation for theorem provers. 29. Naruemon Pratanwanich, University of Cambridge
Tweet: Developing novel probabilistic models to uncover biological mechanisms underlying drug-disease interactions for recycling the existing drugs. 30. Sophie van der Zee, University of Cambridge
Optimal gaming performance: Does drunk-driving also increase accident rates when playing computer games?
Tweet: People lie. I try to gain an insight in why and when people choose to lie, and if they decide to do so, ways to detect these lies. 31. Jingjing Shen, University of Cambridge
Watertight Shape Modelling
Tweet: To address the unavoidable gaps problem of NURBS modelling in CAD industry, we propose a solution to achieve watertight models. 32. Arabella Sinclair, University of Cambridge
Discourse Structure in Narrative Texts
Tweet: If characters lead plots, let's follow lead characters: Developing summarisation techniques for discourse, narrative and unstuctured text. 33. Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge
Finding Discourse Structure in Unstructured Texts
Tweet: When people create scientific arguments, they leave surface traces in the text, which can be traced computationally for language understanding. 34. Theodosia Togia, University of Cambridge
What lies beneath the tag cloud?
Tweet: Converting raw keywords to phrases by uncovering lost social meaning 35. Tamara Polajnar, University of Cambridge
Making Sense of Sentences
Tweet: Compositional distributional semantics: because 'monster eats girl' doesn't mean the same as 'girl eats monster', so monsters beware ... 36. Eva Vecchi, University of Cambridge
Tweet: Accepting that "one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater" is ok, but "academic bladder" is not. 37. Petra Vertes, University of Cambridge
A network of network scientists
Tweet: Introducing the Cambridge Networks Network (CNN): 400 members, over 25 departments, applying Network Science in their research. Join us. 38. Helen Yannakoudakis, University of Cambridge
Write & Improve! A tool for automated writing feedback
Tweet: You think your English 'is not very well'? Then try out Write & Improve, a free tool that gives you feedback on your writing in seconds! 39. Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge
Massive Graph Data Processing with a Laptop: Google needs terabytes of RAM, but we don't!
Tweet: Can you run massive graph processing without large memory on your laptop? Understanding irregular graph computation and data access patterns will make it possible! 40. Yoli Shavit, University of Cambridge
Tools for exploring the 3D genome
Tweet: High throughput data on the 3D genome are now available. We develop the tools for transforming them into spatial and mechanical models. 41. Noa Zilberman, University of Cambridge
NetFPGA SUME: Making 100Gb/s a Research Commodity
Tweet: NetFPGA SUME is an open source hardware platform with I/O capabilities in excess of 100Gb/s for end-host and switch research, novel interconnect architectures or formidable stand-alone platforms.