ICT Early Career Researcher Workshop, Glasgow 2014

February 2014

EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme held this workshop as part of its on-going commitment to support the development of early career researchers.

The two-day workshop provided a forum for early career researchers from across the ICT research landscape to engage with academic mentors, guest speakers and EPSRC staff. Workshop sessions provided advice on funding opportunities and career development, networking activities and discussions on the impact of ICT research, responsible innovation and the development of strategies to benefit UK ICT research.
Prior to the workshop, participants were invited to provide a short title and longer description answering the question:

"Which research topic in ICT is currently of greatest interest to you?"

Participants were then invited to sort the resulting topics into coherent groups. These groups are shown below, with the colours used to refer to them at the meeting. To see the longer descriptions for any coloured area, or the researchers who were interested in the topics within, simply click on it.

Grouped Research Topics

Please click on an area to see more details below.

Well Sorted Red Blue Green Orange Purple Yellow

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Green Group:
'Computational Intelligence Challenge'

Group MembersDescription
Adaptive Software SystemsDeveloping self-managed software systems that provide high-level abstractions. Systems that can configure themselves on the fly, automatically adapting to the changing problem conditions. Machine Learning and Optimisation to solve real-world problems.
Mathematical Foundations of Fuzzy LogicMathematical logic has been a lifelong interest. For the last 10 years I have been researching fuzzy logic, a practical, applicable form of logic when combined with ICT. Beginning with type-2 FL, I have extended my investigations to include complex FL.
Grounding symbolic knowledge in robot experienceWe would like robots to converse, plan and otherwise interact autonomously with humans and the world. A key challenge in developing autonomous robots is integrating such symbolic reasoning with sub-symbolic learning from robot sensors.

Breakout Group:

Coloured names have a link to the attendee's webpage

Kira Mourão
Sarah Greenfield
Gabriela Ochoa

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