Date & time

Thu, 7 Nov 2024
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£24 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

Welcome to Computer Science in Action!

Get ready to experience the ultimate enrichment day designed specifically for A-level and IB students studying computer science! Computer Science in Action is an electrifying event that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to excel in your studies. Throughout five exhilarating sessions, you’ll be introduced to a team of experts from both academia and industry who will delve into exciting and relevant topics that perfectly complement your curriculum. With an eye towards future careers, you’ll be given a unique glimpse into the exciting world of computer science, guaranteed to ignite your passion and inspire you to reach for the stars. And that’s not all – in our exam masterclass you’ll receive invaluable tips on how to ace your exams, equipping you with the tools you need to succeed in your academic journey. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Programme & speakers

Reddit in, Reddit Out: The Promise - and Perils - of Large Language Models Emma Byrne, Science Writer and Communicator

Large language models (LLMs) are seemingly inescapable. In this talk I’ll look at the raw input behind large language models, from murky datasets to dirty power stations.

Emma Byrne

About Dr Emma Byrne

Emma Byrne began her research career in computational neuroscience in the early 2000s. She is also an author and broadcaster on the topics of AI, brains, and swearing.

Reimagining Smart Cities Matthew Leeke, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

By 2050 we will have 7 billion people living in urban areas. What happens when the global population puts cities at breaking point? Starting from the humble beginning of an undergraduate lecture theatre, we will explore how to leverage machine learning and smart devices can solve some of the biggest problems facing our cities.

Matthew Leeke

About Professor Matthew Leeke

Matthew is a Professor and Head of Education in the School of Computer Science at The University of Birmingham. He joined Birmingham as Chair of Dependable Systems in 2022, having spent 18 years at The University of Warwick.