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.

Events take place at the KMi Podium (Berrill Building, 4th Floor North) unless otherwise stated.

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Future Events

PhD candidate Bjarte Johansen

Named-Entity Chunking for Norwegian Text Using Support Vector Machines

To make machines able to find people, organisations, events and other named-entities in text we need to define ways to separate which tokens in the text that are part of a named-entity and which are not. In this presentation I present a...

Presenter: PhD candidate Bjarte Johansen
Organisation: Uni. of Bergen
Webcast time: 11:30
Webcast date: Tuesday 10 March 2015
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Past Events

Continuous activity with immediate feedback: a good strategy to guarantee the students engagement in online maths

In this talk the experience of applying a new teaching strategy to a basic mathematics course at the Open University of Catalonia will be described. This strategy requires students to engage with practice and assessment tests with automatic...

Presenter: Dr. Teresa Sancho-Vinuesa
Organisation: Open University of Catalonia
Webcast date: Wednesday 04 February 2015
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A Uniform Model for Tolerance-Based Real-Time Computing

Standard real-time models do not consider the fact that a chosen technical deadline is different from the critical latency where the service utility becomes zero.  But this fact is rather important for engineering practice.

Presenter: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Raimund Kirner
Organisation: School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire
Webcast date: Wednesday 03 December 2014
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Exploratory Search and Trend Detection

The talk will present the notion of exploratory search as a means to go beyond "lookup", like learning or investigating (Marchionini 2006), and sketch its usefulness in new applications such as Digital Humanities. In...

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer
Organisation: Institut für Informatik/Computer Science Department Universität Leipzig
Webcast date: Wednesday 19 November 2014
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Engaged research in healthcare - what can digital engagement offer?

A research team drawn from the Faculty of Business Law at the Open University and Healthcare Improvement at UCL Partners, led by Prof John Storey, is currently carrying out a major 3 year research project, funded by the...

Presenter: Dr Richard Holti
Organisation: The Open University
Webcast date: Monday 10 November 2014
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A Semantic Modelling and Ranking Approach for Agricultural Sensor Data Analytics

Sensor data analytics is an essential part of agricultural decision support systems. Farmers and crop managers need fit for purpose environmental derived data and predictive models to help them monitor their crop and adjust control options for...

Presenter: Dr. Liliana Cabral
Organisation: ISSL, CSIRO, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Webcast date: Thursday 30 October 2014
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Research Assistant / Associate (Urban Data Mining)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £37,394
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2016

On 1st January 2014 The Open University (OU) launched MK:SMART, an OU-led consortium of local and national partners engaged in a £16m Smart City, Big Data initiative which will develop innovative solutions to support economic growth in Milton...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £37,394
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 30th September 2016

Linked Open Data is a highly successful technology for promoting the sharing and use of data via the Web. A number of major players are now using Linked Data technology including: Google, Yahoo, BBC, US and UK Governments, Microsoft and Facebook....


Studentship applications are currently available in KMi, read more and learn how to apply.

Deadline for applications: 13 April 2015



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