Imperial Outreach hosted the NXP Freescale Cup UK Qualifier event in conjunction with HiPEDS. Having worked on the cars as part of their group project earlier this academic year, our CDT students were able to share their own experiences with the participants over lunch.
The NXP Cup is a robotics competition based around an autonomous car which must be programmed to follow a track (the layout of which is not pre-determined) without any intervention. Teams compete from various countries across Europe and the top three from the Imperial qualifier will be competing in the European final in May.
We were delighted to be able to invite some Y13 STEM Potential students to watch the final races on Tuesday 5 April 2016 and are hoping to put together a joint undergraduate and school team for next year’s event from Imperial.
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The Data Science Institute at Imperial College London in partnership with HPCC Systems® announces a new competition for integrating Google’s recently open-sourced TensorFlow™ library with HPCC’s open source big data platform HPCC Systems®.
For more details on the competition (for which the prize includes PhD scholarship in the HiPEDS CDT), visit this website.
The PhD Industry Day saw approximately 42 students and 28 industrial engineers come today for a day of discussion. This exciting event was introduced by Professor Paul Kelly and led to many engaging and stimulating conversations about “challenges in industry” and student research ideas. Initially attendees all filled in an A3 piece of card with a few short sentences about themselves and their research and “dream internship” or “challenges” as appropriate. These were stuck to the wall and made for informal networking. There were 4 subsequent discussion sessions involving different groupings of industry and students, and lots of lunch discussions as well. The feedback from industry seems to have been extremely positive, and there have already been various follow-up communications.
The event was facilitated by Knowinnovation, who prepared the “dance-cards” and identification labels, as well as looking after the organisation on the day.
As part of their first year MRes group project, HiPEDS students have partnered with Ocado Technology to develop new ways of teaching primary school children basic coding and programming skills.
The full story can be read here.