London Hopper Colloquium 2019, originally scheduled on 23 October 2019 has been moved forward to London Hopper Colloquium 2020 on 13 May 2020.

London Hopper is for academic researchers across the UK who are building a career in computing. It features women speakers talking about their research, a spotlight competition open to postgraduate students, and opportunities to network with other new researchers in computing.

Research Spotlight competition

The Research Spotlight competition focuses on women research masters students and women PhD students, providing them with a friendly forum for communicating the essence of their work via short (3.5-minute) presentations to other postgraduate students and postdoc's. Presentation topics may be from any research area within the field of computing, and may encompass interdisciplinary studies connected to computing. During the day there are fourteen such talks split between two thirty-minute sessions.

Registration: 10.00-11.00, Colloquium: 11.00-16.00

Registration for London Hopper and the Spotlight competition will open in early February 2020.


Time Description
10:00-11:00 Registration and refreshments
Networking opportunity
11:00-11:10 Welcome
Dr. Ifat Yasin, University College London
11:10-11:15 Introduction to the day's events
Dr. Ifat Yasin, University College London
11:15-11:45 Talk 1: On the Resilience of Dark Net Markets
Ms Cerys Bradley, PhD Student
(2018 London Hopper Spotlight Winner)
Dept. Computer Science, University College London
11:45-12:15 Research Spotlight 1 Session
Student presentations
12:15-12:45 Talk 2 Topic: Information Retrieval, Data Mining and Applications of Machine Learning
Prof. Emine Yilmaz
Dept. Computer Science, University College London
12:45-13:15 Research Spotlight 2
Student presentations
13:15-14:45 Buffet lunch
Networking opportunity
14:45-15:15 Talk 3 Topic: Computing Education Research
Prof. Sally Fincher
School of Computing, University of Kent
15:15-15:45 Talk 4: IBM Speaker- tbc

Awarding of prizes for Best Research Spotlight Presentations

Please check the programme for updates in early February 2020.

London Hopper Colloquium 2020
Date and time
13 May, 10:00am - 4:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue