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KMi invites external speakers to present their work to the lab. We also welcome approaches from researchers who are interested to present their work. Please contact either the KMi staff member who is working in your field, or the seminars coordinator, Anna De Liddo.

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Future Events

Prof John Domingue

Blockchains as a Component of the Next Generation Internet

Blockchains are best known as the technological underpinning for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency highlighted for its potential to revolutionise the financial world. For example, a World Economic Forum survey in 2015 found that those polled believe that...

Presenter: Prof John Domingue
Organisation: KMi, The Open University
Webcast time: 14:00
Webcast date: Tuesday 31 October 2017
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 Trung Huynh

Learning word representations with deep learning

Learning word representations from unsupervised methods has been recently extensively explored. However the studied methods have been limited to methods based on co-occurrence statistics or windowed bag-of-word shallow neural networks. These...

Presenter: Trung Huynh
Organisation:
Webcast time: 11:30
Webcast date: Wednesday 04 October 2017
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Prof Ian Witten

Mining MOOCs to assist second language learners

MOOCs claim to offer access to affordable, quality education to

Presenter: Prof Ian Witten
Organisation: University of Waikato
Webcast time: 11:00
Webcast date: Thursday 28 September 2017
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 David Pride

Incidental or influential: Challenges in automatic detection of citation importance

This work looks in depth at several studies that have attempted to automate the process of citation importance classification based on the publications' full text. We analyse a range of features that have been previously used in this task....

Presenter: David Pride
Organisation:
Webcast time: 11:30
Webcast date: Thursday 21 September 2017
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Past Events

Robot capabilities and models or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Robotics

Complex  robotic systems integrating advanced hardware components and sophisticated algorithms are nowadays  gaining in popularity, thanks to the widespread use of robotic  middlewares such as the Robot...

Presenter: Gianluca Bardaro
Organisation:
Webcast date: Friday 14 July 2017
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Supporting the discoverability of Open Educational Resources

This talk will briefly present my PhD research, aiming to contribute solutions to support educators in their exploratory search of (Open) Educational Resources. As a first step, a taxonomy of OER search-related tasks was developed, based on a...

Presenter: Mr Renato Cortinovis
Organisation:
Webcast date: Monday 26 June 2017
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Civic Intelligence in Uncertain and Threatening Times

Civic intelligence is the capacity for individuals and groups to address shared problems equitably and efficiently. The still-evolving theory of civic intelligence suggests a strong hypothesis: That the survival and quality of life of a...

Presenter: Douglas Schuler
Organisation:
Webcast date: Friday 23 June 2017
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Data provenance and trustworthiness assessment in photo archives

Art Historical Photo Archives are making their first steps in the Semantic Web. An ontology capable to represent the domain is still under development. Merging information from different data sources will highlight contradictory pieces of...

Presenter: Marilena Daquino
Organisation:
Webcast date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
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Sentiment Analysis for Arabizi: A multilingual jargon in Social Media

Arabizi is a portmanteau for the words Arabic and Englizi (meaning English), it is a linguistic phenomenon where Arab natives express their dialectal mother tongue in Latinscript text using alphanumeral to represent Arabic phonemes that are...

Presenter: Mr Taha Tobaili
Organisation:
Webcast date: Thursday 25 May 2017
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Jobs

Research Assistant / Associate x 2

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contracts until 30th June 2019

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the UK. KMi has openings for two Research Associate/Assistant positions to join a...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31 December 2018

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate (depending on qualification), to work on an EU funded project – Up2U. The project will be focusing on the context of secondary schools, often referred...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2018

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). KMi is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate to work on an EU funded...

Project Officer - Data Hub Development

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£32,548 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 30 June 2019

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). KMi is looking for a Project Officer to support the maintenance and evolution of the MK...

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