Events 21st September 2016

21st September 2016

Events 21st September 2016

Join us for a 4 hour session introducing Houdini. This software is a platform tool known for FX, but can be used for procedural modelling, animation, fx and lighting/rendering. During this workshop you’ll be introduced to the interface and coached to create a procedural model. This introduction will give students the basics to move forward and explore on their own, including scripting in Houdini.

We are delighted that SideFX are going to be delivering a Houdini masterclass for us on Wednesday 12th October at BU. As many of you know BFX is being held in Bournemouth from 10th – 14th October and there will be a Houdini day on Thursday 13th October, so you will have the opportunity to further cement your learning.

We would therefore be very grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to complete the survey here so that we can liaise with them about the content of the programme.

Please also use the survey to register your interest in attending the masterclass. It will take place at Bournemouth University and will include lunch and refreshments. The deadline for letting us know is next Wednesday, 28th September.


BU CDE Academic Hongchuan Yu will be continuing with the CDE Unit of Numerical Optimization Methods this Friday 23rd September 2016. The sessions are scheduled to run every Friday.

This Friday will see week three of Module 2. Each module may include multiple lectures scheduled at the slot of 10:00-12:00 on Friday, and multiple workshops scheduled at the slot of 1pm-4pm.

The session on Friday 23rd September will take place in F309, the Fusion Building, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus.


CDE will be having a stand during the BFX Festival this year between Monday 10th and Friday 14th October. If any CDE students are interested in assisting on the stand and showing a demo of their research, please email Zoe Leonard to confirm your availability, we have limited availability of free entry tickets for those that are interested and can spend a bit of time on the stand. If you are particularly interested in meeting with industry, Monday 10th October is the pro day and Friday 14th October is the careers day.


CYGNETS 2: a full day workshop bringing together those interested in gender equality in computing

28th October 2016

Hosted by BCS London

Computing Scientists are getting together to talk about the lack of gender equality in their subject on 28th October. They have a great line up of speakers presenting different perspectives (and their solutions to the problem).

They would love to see a wide range of participants. This is useful for those engaged in Athena SWAN work in computing, but will welcome input from other disciplines and those interested in diversity more broadly.

Need inspiration on your work in gender equality in computing? Have great practice you would like to share with the rest of us? Just want to be able to talk to other people who have the same goals and challanges? We are offering the chance to do these things and more at the second CygnetS workshop (Athena SWAN in Computing Science).

There is a great line up of speakers, including:

Colleen LewisfromHarvey Mudd Collegewill share how they support a 50:50 gender split in their computing class.

Nigel Birchwill give us theEPSRCperspective on gender imbalance in grant applications and awards.

Jess Cockellfrom theEquality Challenge Unitwill give us insight into the Athena SWAN charter and panel judgement processes.
IvanaDrobnjakwill talk aboutUniversity College London’srecent silver award, and what measures are supporting their staff and students.

There will also be time for networking.

Booking for the CygnetS 2 workshop is now open. Talks will start at 1030 and the meeting will end at 1630.


The RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme is running a competition designed to help capture and promote the impact that your digital economy research is having. Three prizes of £10,000 are available to support researchers to further tell the story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 1st December 2016 at 12pm. You can register via the EPSRC website.

This is a great opportunity and the prize has previously been won by CDE RE Phil Wilkinson.

Click here to find out more.


With an inspiring mix of top notch speakers, informative sessions, insights into the latest VR/AR trends and technologies, plus of course fantastic networking and an opportunity for hands-on VR experiences, the Develop: VR conference, will focus on the opportunities for VR/AR developers and those looking to take advantage of this exciting new technology. Speakers include Ustwo, REWIND, Virtual Umbrella, Digital Jam, Game Futures, Bespoke VR, Hammerhead VR and many more…

If you are interested in attending, please first gain approval from your academic supervisor, prior to contacting either Anna Beeton or Zoe Leonard regarding the arrangements.

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