In this session, academic speakers from Cranfield University, the University of Exeter, Staffordshire University and the University of Teesside will introduce the UK's computer science and game design courses, development in the industry, and exciting opportunities for students both during and after their studies. Moreover, a panel of current and former students will also share insider information on what it is like to study computer science and game design in the UK.
After the presentations, participating universities will provide further information about their institutions, course offerings, scholarships opportunities, and other topics in individual Zoom breakout rooms. You will be able to ask them any questions directly.
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Expert Panel Discussion
A day in my life at my university
Dr Irene Moulitsas
Senior Lecturer in Scientific Computing
Centre for Computational Engineering Sciences
Dr Irene Moulitsas received her PhD in Scientific Computation from the University of Minnesota in USA and a BSc in Mathematics, with emphasis on Computational Mathematics, from the University of Crete in Greece. She joined Cranfield University in 2012 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Scientific Computing and the Course Director for the MSc in Computational Software Techniques in Engineering.
Irene's research has focused on developing novel algorithms for enabling the efficient execution of large scientific computations on parallel processing platforms. She has developed highly efficient serial and parallel algorithms, and software, that are publicly available for use. Her research work is published in highly selective conferences and international journals and her software packages are used extensively by numerous universities, research laboratories, and companies. [Profile]
Dr Hugo Barbosa
Lecturer in Human Dynamics and Urban Systems
University of Exeter
Hugo Barbosa is transdisciplinary scientist whose focus is on data-driven methods and models to complex human behaviours and their interaction with social, economic and physical urban complex systems. He has a background in Computer Science and Engineering with large experience in bio-inspired computing, complex networks, machine learning, geospatial data analysis and agent-based modelling. He was a postdoctoral associate at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Rochester, NY and is an alumni of the prestigious Santa Fé Institute Complex Systems Summer School. [Profile]
Prof Christopher J Headleand
Head of Games Design and Technology
School of Digital, Technologies and Arts
Prof Headleand is a Computing and Video Games academic with over 20 years' experience in a variety of teaching and learning roles. His research focuses on Virtual Reality, and Visualisation, and he is internationally recognised expert in student engagement. He was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2021. [Profile]
Dr Gordon Marshall
Associate Dean (International), School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies
Dr Gordon Marshall is the Associate Dean (International) in the School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies at Teesside University.
His first degree is Applied Mathematics from Dundee University which led on to PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Teesside University, working with a global company designing and installing power stations. An avid learner by taking up MBA part-time which helped him develop a strategic view of higher education.
His current teaching covers modules in: Mathematics; Information Security & Cybercrime; Computer and Mobile Technologies; Network Architecture.