Events

Apr
3
Wed
Help! My equation has no solutions! @ Smokin Billy's
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr Rachel Newton presents “Help! My equation has no solution!”

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Rachel Newton is a lecturer in pure mathematics at the University of Reading. Her research focuses on rational solutions to polynomial equations, and reasons why these sometimes don’t exist. She studied undergraduate mathematics at Warwick and then went on to do her master’s and PhD at Cambridge. She held postdoctoral positions at Universiteit Leiden (the Netherlands), MPIM (Germany) and IHES (France), before moving to Reading in 2016.

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May
1
Wed
Inspiring women who changed the world of AI @ Smokin Billy's
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ying Zhou presents “Inspiring women who changed the world of AI”

It seems that every day we hear how AI is impacting people’s life across the world. Whether it’s the assistant in your smart speaker, self-driving cars, or assisting doctors to diagnose complex medical conditions. This is a journey full of adventure and opportunities. In this talk I would like to introduce you to the typical problems faced by the AI industry and the female pioneers who have helped pave the way in this fourth industrial revolution.

Ying is a hands-on business focused technology leader passionate about AI and big data. She is head of the AI Applications platform in Oracle and works with the Senior leadership team to develop the vision and strategy for Oracle’s AI platform. She is responsible for leading multiple teams in delivering high performance AI platform. Before Oracle, Ying has worked in both financial and telecom sectors to transform legacy systems with modern big data architecture.

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Jun
5
Wed
What are the conservation challenges of today? @ Smokin Billy's
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr Joanna Bagniewska presents “What are the conservation challenges of today?”

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Dr Joanna Bagniewska is a zoologist specializing in behavioural ecology and invasive species research. She obtained her MSc and doctorate from Oxford University’s Zoology Department. She has worked on a number of species, ranging from wombats and wallabies to mole-rats and jackals.

Joanna is passionate about science communication, having won British Council’s FameLab Poland and the Wellcome-funded “I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!”, given a TEDx talk, organized popular science conferences and even performed at science stand-up comedy events. She has collaborated with the Discovery Channel, Focus Magazine and a number of newspapers. She currently splits her time between working as a Teaching Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, and doing communications and public engagement for Oxford University’s Paediatrics Department.

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Jul
3
Wed
Key women in the road to delivery of a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste @ Smokin Billy's
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr Helen Kendall and Prof Cherry Tweed
presents “Key women in the road to delivery of a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste”

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