2003 Computer and Information Science Seminar Series

This page provides a list of seminars that will be presented on the dates specified at 1:00pm in the Archway 2 lecture
theatre. Where available, an abstract of the seminar can be displayed by clicking on the title of the seminar.

All dates and speakers should be considered tentative until the week of the seminar!

Please check the current seminar pages if you wish to be added to a mailing list to receive official seminar announcements.

Semester 2


July 18
BizSim: The World of Business in a Box
Professor John L Casti, Institute of Econometrics, Technical University of Vienna

July 25
On the Dynamics of Epistemics
Professor Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom


August 1
Artificial Ecosystems and Individual-based models - or -
How little can we represent and still say something interesting?

Dr Peter Whigham, Department of Information Science

August 8
Functions "R" um, let me put it this way...
Dr Richard O'Keefe, Department of Computer Science

August 15
Describing Events and Actions in First-Order Temporal Logic
Professor Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and University of Lugano, Switzerland

August 22
Computer Game Design:
Simon McCallum, Department of Computer Science

August 29
Multi-Agent Interaction Technology for Peer-to-Peer Computing
Professor Martin Purvis, Department of Information Science


September 5
Mid-semester break

September 12
Genetic Learning for Information Retrieval
Andrew Trotman, PhD Student, Department of Computer Science

September 15
ICT patents
Matt Adams, Otago graduate and partner in intellectual property law firm AJ Park

September 19
A 3D Visualisation Facility
Professor George Benwell, Department of Information Science

September 26
No seminar


October 1
Introducing The WAND Network Research Group
Tony McGregor, University of Waikato

October 3
The Use of the Circle Tree for the Efficient Storage of Polygons
Dr Antoni Moore, Department of Information Science

October 10
The Third Ear
Philip McLeod, PhD Student, Department of Computer Science

October 17
"How Cells Compute"
Professor Sydney Brenner, 2002 Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology & Medicine
(Video Chair: Professor David Green, Anatomy & Structural Biology, University of Otago University)