Dr Gopalan Visits from Imperial College
Last Tuesday, the newly-formed TBSHS Computer Society were very privileged and happy to welcome its second guest speaker, Dr Anandha Gopalan, a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Computing at Imperial College, London.
The session was extremely well attended by Year 12 & 13 students plus we were very happy to see some keen and enthusiastic Year 11 students there too.
Dr Gopalan spoke briefly about the work currently being completed at Imperial College, whilst also speaking about the importance of Computer Science and its impact on us in the future. He also talked about specific topics, in particular cyber security, artificial intelligence and robotics. After his speech, Dr Gopalan opened up the floor to questions from the audience, which proved insightful as students asked a huge range of questions from Is a driverless car driven solely by AI ethical? How will the medical industry change in the future with advances with robotics and AI? Will anti-virus software ever reach a point where it can stop every type of malware?
The talk and Q&A session was incredibly interesting and allowed students to grasp some of the work currently being researched at Imperial as well as the research being undertaken within the sector as a whole. The Society thanks Dr Gopalan for taking the time and trouble to travel from London to visit us here at TBSHS and present such a fascinating session – he is a tough act to follow! We wish him every good wish for his research and for the future.