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WMG Associate Professor Lecture Series - March

WMG Lecture Series

Associate Professor Dr Stuart Coles & Reader Dr Kurt Debattista

Friday 12th March 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Host: Robert Harrison

Speaker Biographies



Title: "Assessing Sustainability More Effectively"

Stuart Coles is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing at WMG and has been focusing on incorporating bio-based, waste and recycled materials into industrial products and processes for the past 15 years. In this lecture, Stuart will look at the growing question currently being raised in many sectors as to whether new innovations are actually more sustainable than their predecessors. The interest in this area is largely being driven by both consumers, who are now more environmentally aware due to documentaries such as Blue Planet and A Plastic Ocean, and legislators, who are looking to reduce carbon emissions to meet targets set in the Paris Agreement at COP21. Stuart will show why assessments should focus on more than just the environmental issues as well as the need for clear, easy to understand systems that make sense to all stakeholders, linking throughout to previous and current research within Stuart’s group at WMG.


 Title: "Visual Computing"

Kurt Debattista is Reader and Director of Research Degrees at WMG, University of Warwick. He holds a PhD from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Computer Science, an MSc in Psychology and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science. His research has focused on high-fidelity rendering, parallel computing, high-dynamic range imaging, machine learning, serious games, and applied perception. His research has been published in over 150 journals and conferences, he has co-edited six books and co-authored one book on advanced high dynamic range imagery which is now in its second edition and being translated into Korean and Chinese. He has co-invented nine patents and his research has been the subject of three spin-outs from the University of Warwick. He has had grants funded with EPSRC, InnovateUK/TSB, Royal Society, HVM Catapult, NHS, EU, and internal funding. In 2013 he was granted a Royal Society Industrial fellowship. He has been engaged with collaboration with industry in several projects including work with JLR, Arup and Lear amongst others.

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Upcoming lectures - dates for your diary

Tuesday 30th March 2021, 12:00-1:30 - Associate Professors Prakash Srirangam Venkata and Claire Dancer

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