01 December 2021 Agenda

Agenda for Informatics Board of Studies meeting on 01 December 2021, 14:00hrs-16:00 hrs - ONLINE - Blackboard Collaborate


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Welcome to all members and introductions

(Please note that it is intended that the session will be held via Blackboard Collaborate -


Apologies received:  Brian Mitchell, Perdita Stevens, Iain Murray.


Actions from previous meeting(s):


24032021_BoS Item 5: A preliminary proposal for restructuring the Minf (Sharon Goldwater)

ACTION:  Sharon (SG) to provide Committee with a full/updated proposal in future BoS meeting.



01062021_BoS (June virtual BoS) Item 1

Action: ISS to update all course descriptors - COMPLETE

Action: Myrto Arapinis to submit a plan to DoLT for re-designing the CS cw and/or marking scheme - ONGOING

Action: COMN instructors to re-designing the cw and/or marking scheme - work in progress, ONGOING

Action: UG3 BoE convenor to report back to BoS in June 2022 regarding COMN mark distribution. ONGOING.


27102021_BoS_Item 1c: course proposal Computer Vision (Sevilla-Lara)

ACTION: Laura Sevilla-Lara to complete requested changes for item 1c, once received. Following approval by SG, submit approved proposal to ISS. COMPLETE.


27102021_BoS_Item 1b: course proposal Introduction to Mobile Robotics (Lu, Khadem, Webb)

ACTION: Chris Lu to complete requested changes for item 1b, once received. Following approval by SG, submit approved proposal to ISS. COMPLETE.



Matters Arising


Agenda for Today

01122021_Item 1_Full Course Proposal Form_Standards Compliant Software Development [re-tabled from the last BoS] (Anderson) 

Reviewed by: John Longley, Amir Shaikhha


01122021_Item 2_Full Course Proposal Form_Knowledge Graphs (Pan)

Reviewed by: Valerio Restocchi, Michael Herrmann


01122021_Item 3_Full Course Proposal Form_Computational Neuroscience (Hennig, Series, Chadwick)

Reviewed by: Iain Murray, Michael Herrmann


01122021_Item 4_Full Course Proposal Form_Foundations of Cognitive Modeling (Mollica)

Reviewed by: Bjoern Ross, John Longley


01122021_BoS_Item 5: Rationalizing Year 3 (Goldwater)


01122021_BoS_Item 6: Moving 'Human-Computer Interaction' (HCI) INFR11017 to 20 Credits (Vaniea, Vines)


01122021_BoS_Item 7: Preliminary course proposal: Computational Methods for Sustainability (Goddard)