We're offering a choice of workshops at the symposium

14:00 until 15:00

Rooms CCU104 & CCU105

Each workshop is 30 minutes in duration. There are two streams, each running in parallel. Make sure you check the time and room of the workshops you wish to attend. There will be time alloted at the end of each session if you need to change rooms.

Stream 1

Room CCU104

14:00 - 14:30Securing Funds and Publishing
14:30 - 15:00Research to Enterprise

Stream 2

Room CCU105

14:00 - 14:30Research Methods and Tools
14:30 - 15:00Introduction to LaTeX

Securing Funds and Publishing

Speaker: Professor Nigel John

Stream 1 14:00 CCU104

This workshop covers the various ways in which researchers can apply for research grants and funding. It will also be useful for those who are looking to publish to an academic conference or journal during their studies.

Prof. Nigel John

University of Chester

Senior Research Professor, Department of Computer Science

Prof Nigel W. John holds a chair in Computer Science at the University of Chester since 2015. Previously he was director of research within the School of Computer Science (and was acting head of School 2006-7) at Bangor University. He was a co-Director and founder of the Welsh Assembly Government funded Research Institute of Visual Computing, and Director and founder of the Biomedical Research Unit for Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization.

Nigel’s primary research interests are in the application of computer graphics, haptics, and virtual environments to medical applications, and he has an international reputation in this field. Recent projects have included creating simulators for training interventional radiology, and the use of augmented reality for anatomy education. He has been successful in gaining over £10 Million of funding for his research.

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Research to Enterprise

Speaker: Dr Cyril Onwubiko

Stream 1 14:30 CCU104

This workshop will explore ways in which you can turn research into enterprise.

Dr Cyril Onwubiko

IEEE UK & Ireland

Director, Cyber Security and Intelligence at Research Series Limited

Dr Cyril Onwubiko is the Secretary – IEEE UK & Ireland, and Director, Cyber Security and Intelligence at Research Series Limited, where he is responsible for directing strategy, IA governance and cyber security. Prior to Research Series, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health sector and Government and Public services Sectors. He is a leading scholar in Cyber Situation Awarenes (Cyber SA), Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Data Fusion, Intrusion Detection Systems and Computer Network Security; and vastly knowledgeable in Information Assurance, HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF) and Risk Assessment and Management.

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Research Methods and Tools

Dr Shirley John

Stream 2 14:00 CCU105

This workshop will give an overview of quantitative research methods, focussing on the process of statistical investigation from collecting data through to interpreting the results.

It will describe some of the types of study that are commonly used and the methods that can be used to analyse the resulting data, including the pros and cons of using different software such as SPSS and R.

The aim is to introduce a variety of approaches and to signpost resources that will give you more information.

Dr Shirley John

University of Chester

Maths Skills Advisor, Learning and Teaching Institute

Dr Shirley John is one of three Maths Skills Advisers on the University of Chester’s Study Skills Advisory team. The team is part of the Learning and Teaching Institute and gained the award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning from Professional Services at the recent staff conference.

After studying Mathematics as an undergraduate, Dr John specialised in Statistics for her doctorate then worked as a statistician for Shell Research Ltd at what is now the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park. After a career break to bring up her family, she moved into education and has more than twenty years’ experience supporting students learning maths and statistics. A significant part of this has been gained as a tutor for the Open University.

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Introduction to LaTeX

Thomas Day

Stream 2 14:30 CCU105

LaTeX is a typesetting system commonly used in academia for the production of scientific papers and articles. While you focus on the content of your publication LaTeX handles the design or formatting for you. This workshop will tell you everything you need to know to get started.

Thomas Day

University of Chester

Research Assistant and PhD Student

Thomas W. Day is a Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student in the department of Computer Science at the University of Chester. He previously studied a B.Sc. (Hons) at Bangor University and received a first class degree. He interned at the Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization group at Bangor and is currently part of the Medical Graphics and Visualization, Interaction and Graphics research groups at the University of Chester.

Tom’s primary research interests are in the application of virtual and mixed reality in medical applications, and received various funding grants to carry out the research. Recent projects have included creating training simulators for wheelchair usage, stroke rehabilitation, and paramedic procedures.

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