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Networking Workshop 2022

Networking Workshop on AI and Data Science

7-8 July 2022, Scarman Conference Centre, Room SCA 24
University of Warwick
Participation is free. Please register hereLink opens in a new window (closed)
Registration deadline: 30 June 2022.
About the event

We are the leading Computer Science department in the UK. One of our​ key ​strategies​ is to carry out high impact research which will have​ ​the​ ​potential​ ​to​ ​be​​ transformational​ ​for​ ​society​ ​and​ ​the​ ​economy,​ ​in​ ​line​ ​with​​ UKRI’s​ ​vision of ​​“pushing​ ​the​ ​frontiers​ ​of​ ​human​ ​knowledge”.​​​ In order to achieve this goal, we will organise a two-day research workshop to invite participants both from the University and from external industrial organisations to share their problems/tasks. Academics in the Computer Science department will showcase our latest cutting-edge research in AI and Data Science, while colleagues from other departments and participants from industrial organisations will present their problems and tasks. After identifying the common interests among participants, we will form focus groups for further discussion. The anticipated outcome will be some potential interdisciplinary proposals targeting UKRI funding streams and a set of industrial collaborative projects.

Workshop details:

Venue: Scarman Conference Centre, Room SCA 24 - Please click here for find the venueLink opens in a new window.

Car Parking: Complimentary car parking is available at Scarman to delegates attending meetings or staying overnight - No permit is required for this.

Programme: Please click here for the details.

List of speakers: Please click here for the full list of academic and industrial speakers.

For more details/enquiries, please contact Long Tran-ThanhLink opens in a new window


Covered topics include, but not limited to:

Core AI/ML/Data Science:

  • Federated learning/multi-agent learning
  • Privacy-preserved/safe learning
  • Secure AI/cyber security
  • Data management and modelling
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision


  • AI/DS for Healthcare
  • AI/DS in FinTech
  • AI/DS in Manufacturing and Engineering
  • AI/DS in Social Sciences
  • AI/DS for Social Good

Workshop programme

Day 1 (7th July 2022)

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-11:00 Presentations of AI/ML/DS research 1

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Presentations of AI/ML/DS research 2

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Breakout group discussion 1

15:30-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-16:45 Breakout group discussion 2

16:45-17:30 Group presentations 1

19:00 – 22:00 Dinner

Day 2 (8th July 2022)

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-11:00 Presentations from industrial organisations 1

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Presentations from industrial organisations 2

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Networking activities

List of speakers

Day 1 (7th July 2022)

Name Department Title Time slot
Long & Yulan Computer Science Welcome & Intro 9:30-9:40
Graham Cormode Computer Science Federated computation 9:40-9:50
Ligang He Computer Science Developing a semi-asynchronous protocol for fast federated learning with low overhead 9:50-10:00

Jeremie Houssineau


Information fusion and possibility theory in complex systems

Long Tran-Thanh Computer Science Other revelant AI research from DCS 10:10-10:20
Shan E Ahmed Raza Computer Science TIAToolbox: An End-to-End Toolbox for Advanced Tissue Image Analytics 10:20-10:30
Feng Hao Computer Science

Secure aggregation in federated learning

Julia Brettschneider Statistics Data science and Covid-19 10:40-10:50
Peter Strong Mathsys Bayesian model averaging of asymmetric processes (Cancelled)
Nasir Rajpoot Computer Science AI for Pathology & Oncology 11:30-11:40
Mehrdad Dianati WMG Enabling Higher Levels of Autonomy for Driverless Vehicles 11:40-11:50
Mona Faraji WMG Machine learning for battery manufacturing (Cancelled)
Juergen Branke WBS Warwick's Data Science for Social Good programme 11:50-12:00
Cagatay Turkay Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies Facilitating Human-Data-Algorithm Interactions through Visualisation 12:00-12:10
Deepak Parashar WMS Decision-making in oncology drug development 12:10-12:20
Abed Ajraou E.ON Next Sustainability - how to use AI to reduce our carbon footprint 12:20-12:30
Long Tran-Thanh   Details for the afternoon group discussions 12:30-12:40ish

Day 2 (8th July 2022)

Name Company Title Time slot
Andy Pardoe Warwick Innovation District Commercial Applications / Uses - The Challenges - The Future 9:30-9:45
Cathy Smith Warwick Development Team Philanthropic funding opportunities and other roles of the Development and Alumni Engagement Team 9:45-10:00
Jaroslaw Rzepecki Monumo Fast training of a NN based PDE solver 10:00-10:15
Oleksandr Pryymak Meta (Facebook UK) Explainable AI - creating a feedback loop (Cancelled)
Hongkai Wen Samsung AI Research Automated ML @ SAIC-C 10:30-10:45
Dan Philps Rothko Investment Strategies FinTech AI - Interpretable, Causal, Continual Learning - Gillmore Centre Research Strategy 10:45-11:00
Dhruva Konidena Neural Foundry Limited AI & Robotics - Transformative Journey 11:30-11:45
Tim Brown Oracle The emerging role of AI in Food & Beverage 11:45-12:00
Mehrdad Dianati WMG Enabling Higher Levels of Autonomy for Driverless Vehicles 12:00-12:10