This one-day event featured women speakers talking about their research and included the Research Spotlight Competition, open to female postgraduate students. 

Programme

Time Description
10:00-11:00 Registration and refreshments
Networking opportunity
11:00-11:10 Welcome
Professor Caroline Wardle, University College London
11:10-11:15 Introduction to the day's events
Dr Lynda Thomas, Aberystwyth University
11:15-11:45 Simulations of the human heart shed light on mechanisms underpinning atrial fibrillation
11:45-12:15 Research Spotlight 1 Session
Student presentations
12:15-12:45 Cybersecurity - the billion pound problem
Juliet Grout, Information, Security Manager, IBM
12:45-13:15 Research Spotlight 2
Student presentations
13:15-14:45 Buffet lunch
Networking opportunity
14:45-15:15 Assistive Devices for the Hearing impaired - Past and Present
Dr. Ifat Yasin, University College London
15:15-15:45 Building user-centred rehabilitation technologies
Dr Lynne Baillie, Director of Research, School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
15:45-16:00 Awarding of prizes for Best Research Spotlight Presentations
18:00 onwards Maja Matarić, Professor and Chan SoonShiong Chair of Computer Science, Neuroscience and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California (USC) will be presenting the seventh Karen Spärck Jones Lecture, an evening event honouring women in computing research that will follow the London Hopper Colloquium at BCS Headquarters. Professor Matarić will be speaking on the subject of socially-assistive robotics. She is the Founding Director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center and a director of the USC Robotics Research Lab.