Computer Sciences degrees: specialisations and skills in AI, Cyber Security, Big Data
Tuesday 04 August 2020 -
17:30 to 18:30
Webinar via Microsoft Teams

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Do you want to specialise in Computer Sciences: AI, Cyber Security or Big Data? 

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed greater emphasis on the need for specialisations in Computer Sciences. How can students best prepare and choose the right fields within Computer Sciences? 

The British Council is delighted to invite all prospective students and parents to join the Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect on Tuesday 4 August 2020. Academics from University of Bath, University of East Anglia and University of Southampton will share information on ‘Computer Science degrees: specialisations and skills for careers in AI, Cyber Security, Big Data’; they will discuss new courses, cutting edge industry trends and guidance on how to plan for career paths in Computer Sciences. There will be a Q/A session after the presentation and all speakers will be answering questions from the audience.  

Register now to explore Computer Science degree programmes at UK! 

Speaker Profile

Dr Alan Hayes 
Director of Teaching in the Department of Computer Science 
University of Bath 

Dr Hayes has worked as a software engineer and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology Professional. He holds a number of accolades in recognition of his excellence in Learning and Teaching, including a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy, the University of Bath’s prize for Leadership in Learning and Teaching, and an invitation by the Australian government to be an international member of a reference group for Learning and Teaching. 

Dr Richard Harvey  
Professor of Computer Science at UEA 
Academic Director for Admissions and the Academic Director of Internationalisation. 
University of East Anglia 

Dr Harvey specialises in in solving problems in AI and Computer Vision and Signal Processing. He has taught and supervised countless students to help them in achieving their goals at UEA’s School of Computing Science. Recently he has been focusing on visual speech recognition technology, which could help people with hearing and speech impairments as well as help with fighting crime. 

Dr Harvey holds several posts in the Vice-Chancellor’s office. He has also acted as a consultant for several international companies as an Executive and Non-Executive Director including the start-up sector. 

Dr. Leonardo Aniello  
Lecturer in Cyber Security 
University of Southampton 

Dr Aniello is also a member of the Cyber Security Research Group. He obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering in Computer Science in 2014 from "La Sapienza" University of Rome, with a thesis about techniques for processing Big Data in large-scale environments by adopting a collaborative approach, and with the aim of improving the timeliness of the elaboration. His research studies are currently focused on cyber security aspects, including malware analysis, blockchain-based systems, IoT security analysis, cyber threat intelligence and privacy-preserving data sharing. Leonardo is author of more than 30 papers about these topics, published in international conferences, workshops, journals and books. 

Study Computer Science at participating Universities

University of Bath

Our courses cover a broad range of areas in computer science, from AI and machine learning to data science and statistics. You’ll develop a sound knowledge base and range of skills valuable to a career in the field, including learning to analyse, integrate and apply new ideas and techniques to solve computing problems. 

You can also take advantage of our strong links with industry and go on a placement as part of your studies. We have links with some of the industry’s leading companies and recent employers include Accenture, Imagination Technologies, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Google. 

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University of East Anglia

For more than 40 years, UEA’s School of Computer Sciences has been recognised internationally for excellence in Teaching, Research and Enterprise.

We’re very aware of the needs of industry and this is reflected in the development and application-led focus of our courses and research.  We are experts in areas such as Graphics Vision and Speech Analysis; Colour; Computational Biology; Data Science; Artificial Intelligence and growing focus on Cloud Computing/Virtualisation, Internet Technologies and Cyber Security.

We consider how technology can help society and the economy. We continue to explore the impact of our advances in areas such as Agritech, Medicine, Energy, Environment, Health and Advanced Manufacturing. 

We are part of the world-renowned Norwich Research Park and with the technology sector in the UK and beyond with global companies such as Apple, Aviva, BT and IBM.  These links offer opportunities for student internships and placements. We also work with international collaborations with leading institutions in Europe and countries such as USA, India, China and the Middle East.

We pride ourselves in giving all our students the necessary mentoring, support and skills to enable them to gain rewarding and high-quality jobs.

Our laboratory facilities are excellent. We also have a dedicated masters computing lab, a specialist advanced graphics and computing lab, a cyber security computing lab and an electronics lab that contains equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators and spectrum analysers. All our labs are open for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

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University of Southampton

A Computer Science degree from Southampton will give you the ideal mixture of skills to go into the wide range of industries which look to our graduates for their excellent expertise. You’ll learn a real mixture of theory and practice in an exciting environment. Not only are the computing facilities world class but the lecturers are also leaders in their fields. Studying in our Electronics and Computer Science department means you can work on leading-edge research in individual projects and interact with research teams developing the next generation of computing technologies.

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