2014 Intelligent Sensing Summer School

Location: FB 1.13, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London

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Programme


26 August 2014 - DAY 1
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.10 Opening - Andrea Cavallaro
9.10-9.30 Introduction: developing an impact pitch - Adam Daykin
9.30-10.45 Preparation of a pitch Tech Transfer training
(group activity)
10.45-11.00 Final pitch practice
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.00 Groups present pitches Tech Transfer training
(group activity)
14.00-15.30 Your Tech Transfer idea Tech Transfer
(individual activity)
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 Your elevator pitch - Judges:
Kalpana Chaturvedi
Kalpana Chaturvedi

Adam Daykin
Adam Daykin
Charlie Ellis
Charlie Ellis

Pushkar Wadke
Pushkar Wadke
Tech Transfer
(individual activity)


27 August 2014 - DAY 2
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-10.00 Announcement of the pitches selected for the QTech Bootcamp (*) - Andrea Cavallaro Tech Transfer
10.00-10.30
Preparing an investment pitch



Adam Daykin slide
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Adam Daykin video
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Adam Daykin Adam Daykin Tech Transfer talks
10.30-11.00 The optimum business model

Microsoft charge. Google do it for free. Choosing the optimum business model is an essential part of successfully commercialising software. This talk will examine the available options, and offer guidance on selecting the right model by asking where the value is.
Mark Reilly Mark Reilly
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.00
Introduction to IP

A brief introduction to intellectual property and patents in particular, focussing on the sensitive issues surrounding the protection of computer implemented inventions. In particular, when is it appropriate to protect inventions implemented in software through the patent system?

Peter Thorniley slide
slides
Peter Thorniley video
video
Peter Thorniley Peter Thorniley Tech Transfer talks
12.00-12.15
External funding sources by Careers & Enterprise



James Weaver slide
video
JamesWeaver James Weaver
14.00-14.30
From basic academic research to high-tech start-up

This talk tells the story of the founding of MixGenius, a high-tech start-up company based around music technology research here at Queen Mary University of London. We will describe the journey from academic research to commercialisation, describe how this journey took some unconventional paths, and highlight some of the lessons learned along the way.

Josh Reiss slide
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Josh Reiss video
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Josh Reiss Josh Reiss Start-up talks
Chair: Peter McOwan
14.30-15.00
Stuck in the chasm: the less glamorous alternative to failing fast

When you hear about a startup, you are either treated to an inspirational rag-to-riches story or, more likely, to a cautionary tale of earnest efforts and personal savings dissolving into nothingness. There is in fact a third option, severely underrepresented: the company sort-of works, the product sells, you even have an US office, but investors are not queuing up outside your door and internal growth is stagnant: you're stuck in the chasm. I'm not sure how to fix the situation, but I can certainly share the story on how we got there!

Paolo Prandoni slide
slides
Paolo Prandoni video
video
Paolo Prandoni Paolo Prandoni
15.00-15.30 Round table with entrepreneurs - Chair: Peter McOwan Tech Transfer panel discussion
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 PhD advice from post-docs and senior PhD students to 1st and 2nd year PhD students
Panel moderators: Xiatian Zhu and Fabio Poiesi
PhD panel discussion


28 August 2014 - DAY 3
8.30-9.00 Registration
09.00-09.15 Introduction of the day - Andrea Cavallaro
09.15-10.00
From teeth to scrolls to film

What happens when we want to look inside a tooth without cutting it open, or to read a scroll that cannot be unrolled, or to view an old film that's disintegrating and cannot be unreeled? With the help of X-rays, mathematics and a bit of old fashioned luck we tackle these problems on the boundaries of possibility.

Graham Davis slide
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Graham Davis video
video
Graham R. Davis Graham R. Davis Research talk
Chair: Akram Alomainy
10.00-11.00
Feature detection and description in non-linear scale spaces

The easily implementable Gaussian scale space does not respect natural boundaries of objects. Using non-linear diffusion filtering reduces noise while retaining object boundaries via locally adaptive blurring.

Pablo Alcantarilla slide
slides
Pablo Alcantarilla video
video
Pablo Alcantarilla Pablo Alcantarilla Industry talk
(Toshiba Research Cambridge)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.15
Performing graph computations at scale

Graphs are invaluable tools for researchers, easing the modelling of many problems. However, as graphs grow large, there are numerous challenges for efficiently process them. This talk will cover the main characteristics of distributed graph processing systems, and discuss performance factors and research challenges.

Felix Cuadrado slide
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Felix Cuadrado video
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Félix Cuadrado Félix Cuadrado Research talks
Chair: Akram Alomainy
12.15-13.00
Transductive multi-view embedding for zero-shot learning

Humans can visually recognise an object which they have never seen before but only read about. Can a computer do the same and recognise unseen categories of objects? In this talk, I will introduce a framework based on embedding multiple semantic representations of objects for zero-shot learning, that is recognition without any labelled training data.

Tony Xiang slide
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Tony Xiang video
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Tony Xiang Tony Xiang
14.30-16.15 QTech Bootcamp: public pitches and voting - Chair: Adam Daykin, Judges:
Pablo Alcantarilla
Pablo Alcantarilla

Graeme Brown
Graeme Brown
Peter McOwan
Peter McOwan

Chris Wheatcroft
Chris Wheatcroft
Dragon's Den session
16.15-16.30 Winners announced and closing (followed by drinks & nibbles)



(*) Private activities

Wednesday
12.15-14.00 Informal feedback session - Adam Daykin Tech Transfer
14.00-17.00 1-to-1 sessions with Tech Transfer experts QTech Bootcamp
Thursday
9.00-13.00 Meeting mentors for 1-to-1 QTech Bootcamp



Logistics Volunteers Sponsors
Tristan Matthews
Emilie Brady
Emilie Brady
Riccardo Mazzon
Riccardo Mazzon

Jie Deng
Soyiba Jawed
Sandeep Katragadda
Obaidullah Khalid
Asif Khan
Isah Lawal
Wenzhao Li
Anh-Tuan Nguyen
Fabio Poiesi
Lin Wang
Yiming Wang
Xiatian Zhu
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