computer science


CS Department 2011 Postgrad Symposium

Monday 29th August, 2011, Owheo Building, 133 Union St East


Time Session 1 (Owheo 106) Session 2 (Owheo 206)
9:00-9:05 Welcome

Information Retrieval Graphics / 3D Interfaces
9:10-9:30 Fei Jia: Efficient and Effective solutions for search engines Lynn Azmi: Natural user interfaces
9:30-9:50 Nick Sherlock: Early experiments in commercialization of an academic search engine Reece Arnott: Towards 'photocopying' of real world objects
9:50-10:10 Vaughan Wood: QPP Thomas Verbeek: Investigating solid noise synthesis

10:10-10:40 Coffee break (Tea Room, 2nd floor)

Networks Cognitive Modelling / Neural Networks
10:40-11:00 Bhaskar Ashoka: Network based handover in WiMAX Paul McCarthy: Communities in the brain
11:00-11:20 Jason Mair: Energy-aware task scheduling Mira Guise: An introduction to the theory of polychronization
11:20-11:40 Sheetal Jadhav: MOS based Vertical Handover for next generation wireless network Jeremy Lee-Hand: Learning the effects of actions
11:40-12:00 Jothi Nathella: Talk cancelled due to illness Tom Harper: Comparing different solution representations for function approximation by applying boundary information

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Tea Room, 2nd floor)

Computers and Education
1:00-1:20 Jenny McDonald: Asking the right questions - some lessons from classifying student responses
1:20-1:40 Claudia Ott: Am I bound to fail? Bi-modal grade distributions for CS1

Parallel / Distributed Computation
1:40-2:00 Kai-Cheung Leung: View-oriented transactional memory
2:00-2:20 Manish Singh: Lock-free parallel algorithms

2:20-2:40 Coffee break (Tea Room, 2nd floor)

2:40-3:00 Maryam Bagher Oskouei: Segment Polarity Networks, modeling and simulation
3:00-3:20 Gonzalo Sanchez Nido: Constrained transcription regulation modeling: towards in silico inter/extrapolation of gene expression

Machine Vision
3:20-3:40 Nabeel Khan: Scene matching in indoor environment
3:40-4:00 Umair Khan: Image recognition and understanding
4:00-4:20 Hamza Bennani: Surface matching applied to medical imaging

4:20-4:30 Closing and best talk prize

4:30-5:00 Football (Sports ground, next to Union St East). Meet outside the Owheo building at 4:20. Everyone welcome, no experience required!