Steven Elsworth - Informal Applied Mathematics Seminar
|Dates:||21 February 2020|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Mathematics|
|Who is it for:||Current University students|
The Informal Applied Mathematics seminar will continue with an hour-long talk from Steven Elsworth. The talk will take place in Frank Adams 2 (next to the Alan Turing Building's kitchen), with complimentary hot drinks and biscuits from 2.45pm on the atrium bridge. Title and abstract for the talk can be found below.
Steven Elsworth: Recurrent neural networks for text generation
Abstract: A neural network is a network or circuit of neurons, or in a modern sense, an artificial neural network involves a network of simple processing elements and element parameters. Artificial neurons were first proposed in 1943 by Warren McCulloch, a neurophysiologist, and Walter Pitts, a logician, who first collaborated at the University of Chicago. One classical type of artificial neurons that uses a mathematical or computational models in 1948 with Turing's B-type machines. Farley and Clark (1954) first used computational machines that processed neural networks. The first issue was that single-layer neural networks were incapable of processing the exclusive-or circuit, a circuit whose mathematical computation could not be processed until after the backpropagation algorithm which effectively solved the exclusive-or problem (Werbos 1975). The parallel distributed processing of the mid-1980s became popular under the name connectionism.
FYI: The Informal Applied Seminar is a weekly seminar for all applied mathematics students in the department. We get together on a Friday afternoon for students to speak about what they're working on at the moment. It's not formal - lecturers and staff don't attend - so it can be a good place to get feedback on your talk before an upcoming conference or just good to practise for public speaking in general. We generally meet on the bridge (outside the Alan Turing building first-floor kitchen) 15mins before the start and head to Sandbar for a drink afterwards.
Travel and Contact Information
Frank Adams 2
Alan Turing Building