03
May
Nadia Abouayoub to give an Introduction to AI in Southampton
18:00 to 20:00
03-05-18

AI introduction
This is a joint event with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCSWomen, BCS AGD, BCS Business Change, BCS SGAI, BCS YPG SGs and Southampton Solent University. This event is an AI Accelerator event.

This presentation will start by covering some aspects of the history of AI. We will then focus on understanding the key terminology used in AI. Finally, we will look at the challenges raised by the evolution of AI.
This is the first part of a 2-series seminar.
Speaker: Nadia Abouayoub
Date: Thursday 3 May 2018
Time: 5.30 for presentation starting at 6.00pm

Venue: Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD
In The Palmerston Lecture Threatre, in The Spark Building (on East Park Terrace, adjacent and north to the Library).. (This is about 10 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station). The Palmerston Lecture Threatre is on the lowest, zero floor,- the lifts are on the left once you have entered the Spark building, and past the Reception
Directions and maps at http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us/find-us.aspx,
Campus map http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/resources/find-us/east-park-terrace-campus-map.pdf

Parking is available after 4.30 in the staff car park from the entrance in Andrews Road, on your left as you approach the Jurys Inn.

Note the external doors might be closed at 6.00, so if you cannot get in after 6.00, a special phone will be switched on from 6.00 to 7.00 only – number sent to those that have booked

Cost: Free and open to both BCS and Non-BCS Members, but please book through the BCS website, http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/59311 both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments and limitation on size of rooms, Details of this and other future events at http://www.hampshire.bcs.org


Nadia Abouayoub is a member of the British Computer Society’s (B.C.S.) Artificial Intelligence Specialist Group Committee (S.G.A.I.) and the B.C.S. Women Specialist Group. She has an MSc. in Computing and DESS in A.I. and Databases from the University of Dijon, and an MSc. in Formal Methods and the Security of Systems from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has been a member of several committees aiming to empower youth and women, most especially in the finance and new technology sectors. One such initiative saw her organise a VISIO conference with NASA for the World Youth Congress in 2004 to enable participants experience the intricacies of robot navigation and the exploration of Mars.
She is the co-organiser of the Machine Intelligence Competition, run by the S.G.A.I.; and has organised a number of workshops aimed at educating the general public about Artificial Intelligence. She has a personal interest in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for which she has organised many volunteer workshops.
She launched her graduate career with JP Morgan, and has accrued more than 15 years’ experience within the investment banking sector in such fields as Risk Management, Product Control and Technology in Trading Applications. She is currently a Strategist and Improvement Lead.