The University of Sussex Presents: Spark Your Curiosity

  • 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • General
  • Falmer

Come down to the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts and spark your curiosity.

Sussex has a long history of working across disciplines and with external partners to develop innovative solutions to real world problems. In a constantly changing world, Sussex research is finding new ways to use data, improve technology interfaces or design artificial intelligence in an ethical way. Come and meet us over a cup of coffee and a croissant. Who knows what you might discover.


8.00am: Doors open

8.15am: Welcome and introduction from Sussex Vice Chancellor, Adam Tickell

8.20am: Talk 1. Ethical machine learning – Dr Novi Quadrianto

8.30am: Talk 2. Disruptive formats for 3d interaction – Dr Diego Martinez Plasencia

8.40am: Talk 3. Using astrophysics to close the diagnosis gap for dementia – Dr Liz Ford the Astrodem project

8.50- 10am: Networking and demonstrations

*Shape changing liquid metal like Terminator, Yutaka Tokuda

*Tasty floats; a contactless food delivery system, Dr Chi Thanh Vi

*3d audio with audio metamaterials, Dr Gianluca Memoli

*Autonomous robotic navigation inspired by insects, Prof Thomas Nowotny and Prof Andy Philippides

*Acoustic levitation with a grid of reflecting surfaces, Dr Spyros Polychronopoulos

*Are you who you say you are? Colin Ashby

*Bootstrapping a corpus from the web, Jack Pay

*Unravelling Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr Karen Marshall

*Making marvellous medicines, Sussex Drug Discovery Centre

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