Cognitive Science Seminar Series

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The Cognitive Science Seminar Series (formerly the IMC Reading Group) takes place every Wednesday during term time, 1-2pm in the ITL Small Seminar Room on Floor 1 for the Winter Semester.

Come to share something interesting, test a conference presentation, get feedback on a grant proposal, try out an new idea or propose a paper that would be of interest to the group. If you are interested in booking a slot to present, please contact Julian Hough email: [1]. You will need to provide a short abstract, and any relevant attachments, by the end of Tuesday the week before you present. These will be circulated to the Cognitive Science Seminar Series mailing list each week, and listed here. To see whether you will automatically get these e-mails as part of the Cognitive Science Research Group or to sign up to our mailing list, please visit this page. They will also be added to the online CogSci Meetings calendar, which you can access via Google calendar or iCal etc.

Remember that it is only fun presenting if there is an audience. Please do get involved in coming along and giving feedback to the presenters, especially if you have some overlap in your areas of interest.


Date Speaker Title
1 October 2018 Opening session with Patrick Healey Overiview for the academic year
8 October 2018 Sophie Skach Smart Arse: Posture Classification with Textile Sensing
15 October 2018 Gijs Wijnhols Non-Linear Composition in Distributional Semantics: Modelling Ellipsis, Anaphora and Structural Ambiguities
22 October 2018 Dan Stowell (C4DM) Machine learning for bird song learning: Asking birds about sounds
29 October 2018 Usman Naeem Impact of Commuting Experience in London on Productivity Levels at Work
05 November 2018 Roger Dean (visiting Professor from Western Sydney University) Deep Learning for creative text and music generation: from cognition to compuation
12 November 2018 Stephen McGregor (École normale supérieure/CNRS) Are Computers Really Suited for Processing Natural Language? Recent Experiments in Grounded Language Learning
19 November 2018 Mariam Bahameish An investigation of representing heart rate variability in multi-modal forms for monitoring and analysis
26 November 2018 Campbell Orme (Facebook London) Augmented Reality at Facebook
3 December 2018 Julian Hough Fluidity in Human-Robot Interaction with Speech
11 December 2018 Melissa Bliss Reading group on Virtual Assistants
(Christmas Break)
Week 1 Winter Semester Nida Aziz

Past Cognitive Science Seminars

Here is the full list of abstracts for Previous Cognitive Science Seminars. We have had topics as diverse as learning to play the bagpipes, interaction between musicians, a discussion on Grice, a trip to Tate Modern, audiences and interaction, incomplete contributions in dialogue and a robotic kitten. Here are some examples:

Past years