Outreach and PE 2018

School of Informatics Outreach and Public Engagement in 2018.

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  Name Activity Date Venue Audience
January Sethu Vijayakumar BBC Radio Scotland: Brainwaves 07/01/2018 BBC Radio Scotland interview General audience
  Sharon Goldwater First Lego League 20/01/2018 Moray House  School kids, ages 9-16
  Neil Heatley Marty the Robot workshop at STEM Awareness Day 25/01/2018 Danderhall Primary School 120 P4 pupils
February Subramanian Ramamoorthy Big Bang Weekend Talk: Why Do Robots Need Common Sense? 03/02/2018 Main Hall, County Buildings, Wigtownshire General audience
  Helen Pain Science Saturdays: Standup (joke generation) 10/02/2018 National Museum of Scotland General audience
March Stephen Gilmore, Hugh Leather Hack the Burgh 10-11/03/2018 Informatics Forum Open to any student/recent graduate
  Benjamin Bach, Cat Magill, Ewan Klein DataVisFest in (In)equality and Inclusion 16-18/03/2018 Evolution House General public (interest in data visualisation required)
  Korin Richmond Academic Unplugged 22/03/2018 Joseph Black Building University staff
April Subramanian Ramamoorthy Discruptive Innovation Festival: Maybe the Robot Invasion Could be a Good Thing 24/04/2018 Online DIF Facebook page: 60,000 followers
  Sethu Vijayakumar Informatics module in S1 programme for pupils (with the Widening Participation team) 27/04/2018 Informatics Forum S1 pupils from Wester Hailes, Leith and Liberton
May Adam Lopez Pint of Science: When will Google Translate learn to translate poetry? 15/05/2018 Frankenstein Pub, George IV Bridge General audience
  Sethu Vijayakumar Pint of Science: Designing Robots and AI for the future 16/05/2018 Frankenstein Pub, George IV Bridge General audience
  Matthias Henning Pint of Science: Building Networks in a Computer - using computational modelling to understand the brain 16/05/2018 Moriarty's Bar, Lothian Road General audience
June Frank Keller, Rico Sennrich, Ulrich Germann, Lexi Birch-Mayne, Walid Magdy, Alex Lascarides, Subramanian (Ram) Ramamoorthy, Simon King, Kousha Etessami, Aggelos Kiayias, Markulf Kohlweis, Leonid Libkin, Heng Guo, He Sun, Perdita Stevens, Kami Vaniea, Barbara Webb, Taku Komura, Tim Hospedales, Zhibin Li, Jacques Fleuriot, Vaishak Belle, Stefano Albrecht, Petros Papapanagiotou, Murray Cole, Vijay Nagarajan, Paul Patras, Pramod Bhatotia, Boris Grot, Nigel Goddard, Ian Simpson, Douglas Armstrong, Guido Sanguinetti, Hugh Leather, Jane Hillston Research Videos   Informatics Forum General audience, current and/or prospective students and staff
  Ian Simpson 4273Pi Project - training for secondary school biology teachers 15/06/2018 SBS 16 teachers
  Kami Vaniea Science on a Summer Evening: What lurks beneath innocent mouse clicks? Why cyber security and privacy is everyone's problem 06/2018 JCMB 30 high school students
July Myrto Arapinis, Paul Patras, Guido Sanguinetti Sutton Trust Summer School 07/2018 Informatics Forum S5/Y11 pupils
  Michael Mistry, Hsiu-Chin Lin, Joshua Smith and Guiyang Xin Goodwood Festival of Speed 12/15/07/2018 West Sussex, England General audience, 50,000 attendees
  Julie Anne Meaney The Brigt Club: Not OK Google 18/07/19 The Stand General
August Lynda Webb, Evan Morgan, Nigel Goddard (Enhance project) Interactive visual display tracking weekly energy use over the course of the festival, in collaboration with Edinburgh City Council and Assembly Rooms 08/2018 Assemply Rooms, Edinburgh General public: 76,000 people
September Kami Vaniea Science on a Summer Evening: What lurks beneath innocent mouse clicks? Why cyber security and privacy is everyone's problem 03/09/2018 JCMB General audience
  Simon Fowler EdLambda - functional programming meet up group 11/09/2018 The Outhouse Local user group (mostly: academic, industry)
  Christine Simpson ChatSci Talk: Gravitational Waves 24/09/2018 Harry's Southside Pub

~40 people: university students in any subject and the general public

  Sethu Vijayakumar School Visit from St George's School for Girls 28/09/2018 Bayes Centre 60 secondary school girls
October Sethu Vijayakumar School Visit from St George's School for Girls 04/10/2018 Bayes Centre 60 primary school girls
  Carol Chermaz ENRICH outreach video 05/10/2018 Online General public
  Kami Vaniea, Jane Hillston Ada Lovelace Day 09/10/2018 Appleton Tower 30 S1-S2 girls
  Sabine Weber The Bright Club: How to Google 30/10/19 The Stand General
December Ram Ramamoorthy Founders4Schools: careers talk 10/12/2018 The Royal High School Five classes of approx 25 pupils each (all at S2 level)
Ongoing James Owers Social Mobility Foundation Ongoing - mentoring a student with a disadvantaged background