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Computer Science: insight4me Computer Science – Focus On Algorithms With Dr Andrew French, University of Nottingham

May 6 @ 11:15 - 12:00



insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12 & 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how, in this case, Computer Science is taught.

In this insight4me Computer Science webinar for schools and colleges, Dr Andrew French, Associate Professor in the Computer Vision Lab, School of Computer Science, at University of Nottingham, will present Seeing Stars – Algorithms for Computer Vision.

Computer vision is the science behind allowing computers to see and understand images.  It is challenging to get computers to do what we as humans find so easy, yet it is a key task to solve in many AI systems, such as self-driving cars.

In this session, we will look at some of the thinking behind the algorithms which allow computers to make sense of image pixels.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Andrew French

Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Computer Science and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Computer Science at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



May 6
11:15 - 12:00
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