On Friday 8th November we have Ed from Google coming in to talk to current students about his role at Google and how he got there. He works within the technical side of Google Maps but will also tell you more about working for Google and the areas within it such as Google Maps and Earth as well as Search/GMail/YouTube/Docs, Google Glass, self driving cars and internet balloons.
Ed will talk about his time at Google for about 1 hour and will be available for up to another hour to answer questions.
The talk will be in the Enterprise building on the 8th November 3pm in meeting room 1. Please go to reception and they will point you in the right direction.
This will be a great insight into the inner workings of Google! And will count to one of your Lincoln Award Subject Activities should you be on the Lincoln Award.
Using robots to understand animal social cognition:
We are offering a funded PhD position for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated student to join a thriving and dynamic research environment, and benefit from close associations with both the School of Life Sciences and the School of Computer Science.
The aim of this project is to develop a robot that is able to respond dynamically to the behaviour of the focal animal and use it in a series of cognitive experiments. Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are an ideal model species for such an endeavour. They are responsive to social cues and show sophisticated social learning abilities. In addition they have relatively simple behavioural repertoires and movement patterns which can be accurately replicated by a robotic simulant.
For more information and details on how to apply for this exciting opportunity contact Dr. John Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org)