Computer Science Research Seminars

Speaker: Lee Beever, Lecturer, Computer Science, University of Chester
Wednesday 9th May 2018 - 10:00 - 11:00, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TSU106
With the recent resurgence and commercialisation of virtual reality and augmented reality hardware, many disciplines have begun to explore how these technologies can improve their content creation workflows. The new high fidelity and motion sensing capabilities of current and future hardware opens up new ways to not only consume content,...
Speaker: Dr Ruth Nugent (Department of History & Archaeology) and Dr Helen Southall (Department of Computer Science)
Wednesday 21st March 2018 - 10:00 - 11:00, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TSU106
Despite the variety of subjects which make up the Humanities, at its core, it seeks to understand how humans, past and present, have expressed themselves – through art and image, material culture, architecture and landscape. But this evidence is often difficult, patchy, and ambiguous in nature, and despite extensive digital...
Speaker: Dr Will Loibl and Dr Maeve Marmion, Chester Business School
Wednesday 28th February 2018 - 10:00 - 11:30, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TSU106
This presentation will explore some of the key challenges facing the contemporary tourism industry and the ways in which Semantic Web technologies may be able to offer solutions and practical tools for tourism managers to better communicate with, attract and retain their customers. Finding ways for diverse tourism businesses to...
Speaker: Dr Richard Stocker, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, University of Chester
Wednesday 10th January 2018 - 10:00 - 11:00, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TSU106
The world of robotics is still in its infancy, the robots we have now are excellent at automating a simple deterministic task but struggle when we bring them into a non-deterministic environment. The potential application of robotics is massive, ranging from dangerous but life-saving jobs (such as search and rescue)...
Speaker: Jason Davies, Director, Safonda Limited
Monday 4th December 2017 - 17.30 - 19.30 (will start with a 30 minute networking session. Lecture will last about 1 hour), University of Chester, Thornton site, Room TSU106
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.  With GDPR coming into effect in early 2018 it is essential that businesses of all sizes understand what will be required of them to stay on the right side of the...
Speaker: Dr Serban Pop, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, University of Chester
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 10:00 - 11:00, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TSU106
This is an updated presentation, with new results, of research which was first presented on 23/11/2016. The aim of this study, an on-going collaboration between Sport and Computer Science departments, was to examine the effects of immersive virtual reality, with and without a cognitive task to perform, on physiological, perceptual and...
Speaker: Dr Mike Morgan, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, University of Chester
Wednesday 25th October 2017 - 12.30 - 13.30, University of Chester, Thornton site, Room TST245
In wavelength and spectrum switched optical networks, it is possible to transmit signals over multiple hops without conversion into the electrical domain. This speeds up communication dramatically and eliminates a significant bottleneck at the switching devices. However, as the total distance travelled by a signal increases we find that its bit...
Speaker: Mark Holland, Post-graduate Research Student, Computer Science, University of Chester
Wednesday 17th May 2017 - 12.00 - 13.00, University of Chester, Thornton site, Room TSU106
One of the challenges in coronary artery disease management is dealing with complex scenarios, the decision whether or how to intervene based on limited information from different sources. There are several variables that can affect how the heart responds to treatment, including but not limited to: the extent of the damage and...
Speaker: Peter Butcher, Post-graduate Research Student, Computer Science, University of Chester
Wednesday 26th April 2017 - 12.00 - 13.00, University of Chester, Thornton site, Room TSU106
Since the promising results of our initial investigation of a low-cost, web-based virtual reality platform for immersive analytics, WebVR has gained an enormous amount of traction and support from the community. Scaling our initial application had become a real issue; so, with the emergence of frameworks for WebVR and other...
Speaker: Dr Helen Southall, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, University of Chester
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - 12:00 - 13:00, University of Chester, Thornton site, Room TSU106
A varied mixture of factors from my academic background, work in industry, and creative hobbies, all converged on a cross-disciplinary research idea which rapidly morphed into a Ph.D study.  The topic was a specific area of local and social history, but my approach to the research process was strongly influenced...