Distinguished Lecture Series: Computers with Brains - Prof. Stephen Furber
|Starts:||18:30 16 Sep 2013|
|Ends:||19:30 16 Sep 2013|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Student Welcome Team|
|How much:||Free - but booking essential|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
Professor Stephen Furber, ICL Professor of Computer Engineering, asks, "How can understanding the brain help us build better computers?"
Computers and brains both process information, but they do so in very different ways. What are these differences, and what are the prospects for using computers to improve our understanding of brains and then using that understanding to build better computers?
Professor Furber is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Computer Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the IEEE, a member of Academia Europaea and a Chartered Engineer. In 2003 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal for "an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to British engineering, which has led to market exploitation". He held a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award from 2004 to 2009. In 2007 he was awarded the IET Faraday Medal, "...the most prestigious of the IET Achievement Medals." Professor Furber was awarded a CBE in the 2008 New Year Honours list "for services to computer science" and in 2010 he was a 2010 Millenium Technology Prize Laureate.
About the Distinguished Lecture Series:
Daily lectures delivered by some of our most distinguished academics. These lectures are for anyone and everyone whether you're studying this for your degree or simply curious.
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Lecture Theatre B