Category Archives: Computer Science

Architecture and Methodology – Analytics Research Challenges

Dave Robertson – Edinburgh University development of technical tools Colin Shearer IBM Global Consider critical revolutions , Agricultural, Industrial Expertise still needed but in different ways Currently Data analysts are artisans, what will be the revolution to scale up the … Continue reading

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Introducing Governance, Big Data Analytics, Ethics and Related Ideas

This is a 45 minute talk that I gave to our first year computing students at the School of Computing and Maths at the University of Derby, in a series of Subjects in Computer Science The series can  be found … Continue reading

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IoD Day 3 – Quote of the Day

In response to a question about the reducing reliability and robustness of modern systems compared 1980’s mainframe systems, a delegate said “Well if it didn’t fail no-one would know that IT was involved”

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IoD Day 1 – Cognitive Computing – Watson

First session is about the Watson cognitive system built by IBM to understand natural language. Starts with illustrations of the difficulty of machine understanding of language. It is not based on keyword matching. Illustrated by the Jeopardy competition. Watson uses … Continue reading

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Interesting stuff of late

Wow, it seems like I have been dead since November! What have I been up to? Marking: Those who took Networks and Security, 5CC515, in fall 2012 know what this is all about. Never again (and that will help students … Continue reading

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In first year and confused by timetables?

Are you in first year on a course in the CS Scheme (CS, CGP, N&S, CFI) and are the online timetables getting you down? Check out http://computing.derby.ac.uk/~dfe/ComputerScience_Year1_Spring.pdf It is for week 1 only as it lacks tutorials but it should get … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Again…

Well, it’s that time again. We are at the start of another academic year and, as usual, the summer has gone by way too fast. It doesn’t seem to matter how well prepared we try to be, there is always … Continue reading

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