Outreach and PE 2019

School of Informatics Outreach and Public Engagement in 2019

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Name Activity Date Venue Audience
Perdita Stevens Founders4Schools: Skills 4.0 - How languages have helped my career 09/01/19 Online School kids
Heather Yorston Maths workshop for S3 pupils (co-ordinated by the School of Maths) 14-15/01/19   36 S3 pupils from around Edinburgh
Hsiu-Chin Lin Science Saturday at the National Museum of Scotland 19/01/19 NMS general
EdIntelligence, Kami Vaniea We Need to Talk about AI: AI, Big Data and Me 24/01/19 Informatics Forum General
Naomi Saphra The Bright Club: Paying the Panopticon 26/02/19 The Stand General
EdIntelligence, Ram Ramamoorthy We Need to Talk about AI: Future of Work 12/03/19 Informatics Forum General
Austin Tate Invited talk for the Robots Exhibition 28/03/19 National Museum of Scotland NMS Patrons
Sabine Weber Stand up set at the PyData MeetUp 04/04/19 Solar Winds Offices Industry Data Scientists
Kate McCurdy ChatSci: informal talk about NLP 10/04/19 The Raging Bull Pub General
Larisa Stoltzfus EISF: Build a computer workshop (organised by EPCC) 17-20/04/19 National Museum of Scotland Ages 8-12
Zhibin (Alex) LI EISF: The Robotarium - drop-in 11-15/04/19 National Museum of Scotland All Ages
D K Arvind EISF: Every Breath You Take 07/04/19 NMS, Auditorium Ages 14+
James Garforth EISF: Where the Hell is My Hoverboard? 08/04/19 Pleasance: Cabaret Bar  Ages 14+
Adam Lopez EISF: Inside Google Translate 10/04/19 Pleasance: Lomond Room   Ages 14+
Paul Patras EISF: Health Trackers: Help Or Hindrance 13/04/19 Pleasance: Quaker Studio Ages 14+
Aciel Eshky Women in Data Science (WiDs) conference: panel discussion 15/04/19 Amazon Development centre General (64 attendees)
Kami Vaniea

How Smart are Smart Devices?

21/04/19 NMS, The Auditorium Ages 14+
EdIntelligence, Ram Ramamoorthy We Need to Talk about AI: Autonomous weapons 29/04/19 Informatics Forum/online stream General
Perdita Stevens Talk about software engineering 01/05/19 St John's Primary, Portobello P6-P7 pupils
Various Robots Exhibition 18/01-05/05 National Museum of Scotland General
Volker Seeker, Heather Yorston Informatics module in S1 programme for pupils (with the Widening Participation team) 03/05/19 Informatics Forum/Appleton Tower S1 pupils from Leith Academy and Liberton High
Dave Robertson, Alan Bundy Pint of Science: How AI became Seriously Useful and not a Threat to Humanity 21/05/19 32 Below General
Barbara Webb, Ram Ramamoorthy, Vaishak Bell Pint of Science: Adventures with a robot 22/05/19 32 Below General
Kami Vaniea, Perdita Stevens, Adam Lopez, Guido Sanguinetti, Heather Yorston Sutton Trust Summer School 25-28/06/19 Informatics Forum/Appleton Tower S5/Y11 pupils
Ram Ramamoorthy Manchester International Festival: Interdependence 20/07/19 Home, Manchester General
Pavlos Andreadis, Kobi Gal Edinburgh University Debates Union's Chamber Debate: Should we fear AI? 08/09/19 Teviot Debating Hall General, mostly University of Edinburgh students
Artemis Livingstone Teaching P7s basic computing skills 09/09/19 George Heriot School 22 P7s
Amna Shahab Explorathon 2019 28/09/19 Whale Arts General
Kasia Kokowska, UG Student Ambassadors Doors Open Day 28/29/09/19 Appleton Tower/Informatics Forum General (~500 attendees)
Ursula Martin Ada Lovelace Day talk: The scientific life of Ada Lovelace 08/10/19 Informatics Forum General
Amos Storkey, Robin Hill We Need to Talk about AI: Fears and Dreams of Intelligent Machines 09/10/19 Appleton Tower General 
Ram Ramamoorthy New Scientist Live 10-13/10/19 ExCel London General
Julian Bradfield Studium Day at Winchester College: Turing and the Halting Problem talk 16/10/19 Winchester College Pupils
Vaishak Belle Academics Unplugged: Artificial Intelligence versus Us: building explainability and ethical responsibility into automated systems 24/10/19 JCMB, King's Buildings Staff and students on KB campus
Phil Wadler A Profound Pun, The Bright Club 29/10/19 The Stand, Edinburgh General
John Longley

School maths club talk: The Theory of Dobble


Boroughmuir School (after-school maths club)

25 secondary school children
James Owers Social Mobility Foundation Ongoing - Mentoring a student with a disadvantaged background
Kartic Subr Tomorrow's Computer Scientists Ongoing - Project aimed at target schools students includes: workshops for teachers, demos for students
Ursula Martin Ada Lovelace Project Ongoing - Various events around the book  about Ada Lovelace that Ursula co-authored