CDE Showcase – 2022

CDE Showcase 2022 – 3rd November

One Birdcage Walk, London SW1

CDE Showcase 2022 – Into the Future of Digital Entertainment – Cancelled due to factors beyond our control

CDE funding is now drawing to a close. We’re having a celebration, a CDE Showcase, that brings the CDE family and friends together at One Birdcage Walk in London

This all-day event gives us the opportunity to look to the future. Specifically at funding opportunities for a Digital and Creative Entertainment Network connecting academics and industry researchers from across the UK.

The CDE has actively facilitated collaborative research projects for over a decade. What are the challenges? What have we done so far? How do we build on this going forward? 

Why Come AlongTimetableAbout CDEKeynote SpeakersPanel Members

‘CDE: This is your life’Venue Travel Info Social Media Info for CDE Students

Why come along?

Join us as we explore the future of a Digital and Creative Entertainment Network: 

  • Help shape the objectives of the Network
  • Share your Industry needs 
  • A chance to meet and make new connections to start developing a Network
  • Hear how academic and industry partnerships can benefit you and how the CDE facilitates this

CDE Showcase Timetable

09:30Reception and coffee
10:00Welcome CDE and Introduction to CDE – CDE Directors 
10:30Keynote 1: Abhijeet Ghosh, Imperial College/Lumirithmic,
Imaging for Realistic Facial Appearance Capture – Abstract
12 noonInteractive Panel Discussion: The benefits and challenges of active industrial-academic research collaboration  
Chair: CDE Director Prof Peter Hall
Panel Members:
Oscar de Mello – MyWorld
Dr Andrzej Kaczorowski – VividQ
Prof Adrian Hilton – University of Surrey
Glenn Goodall – EPSRC / UKRI
Kish Hirani – Video games expert & BAME in Games
14:00CDE Short Talks: Experiences, Benefits and Impact
15.00Digital and Creative Entertainment Network proposal – discussion and feedback
15:30Keynote 2: Jamie Shotton, MS Research/ Wayve
16:30CDE: This is your life’ hosted by Science Showoff Dr. Steve Cross, with CDE founders Prof Phil Willis and Prof Jian Jun Zhang
17:00Wrap up
17:15 – 19:00Drinks Reception and Poster Showcase

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Abhijeet Ghosh
Imperial College/Lumirithmic

Abhijeet Ghosh is a Professor of Graphics and Imaging in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, and CTO/Chief Scientist of Lumirithmic. His research focuses on appearance modeling and computational photography/illumination for graphics and vision and he has held an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2021), and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013-2017) in this area.

Title: Imaging for Realistic Facial Appearance CaptureAbstract
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Dr Jamie Shotton
Chief Scientist, Wayve

Jamie Shotton is a leader in AI technology research and development, with a track record of incubating transformative new technologies and experiences from early-stage research to shipping product. He is Chief Scientist at Wayve, developing safe and adaptable autonomous vehicles.
Find out more.

Panel Members

We are delighted to welcome our panel members as they join us for an interactive discussion. In this session, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of active industrial-academic research collaboration, chaired by CDE Co-Director Prof Peter Hall.

Get to know the panel members by clicking here

‘CDE: This is your life’

Hosted by Science Showoff Dr. Steve Cross

Steve is a stand-up comedian, presenter and producer, travelling across the UK helping all sorts of intellectual types share their passions. He founded Bright Club, the international network of academic comedy clubs, and performs at comedy, music, science and tech festivals around the world. He trains clever people to be funny, through his project CLEVERmakeFUNNY, and has worked with academics, museums professionals, software engineers, architects and lawyers to make comedy part of their lives. Join Steve as he hosts ‘CDE: This is your life’, celebrating everything CDE from the past 13 years.

Find out more about Steve Cross

About CDE

The Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) was awarded £6.3 Million initial funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2009 to support 50 doctoral studentships in digital entertainment spread over eight years. It was one of 19 doctoral training centres funded that year, the first wave of CDTs and represented a new and unique collaboration between the University of Bath, Bournemouth University and a host of industry partners across the computer animation, games and visual effects industries.  

The Centre was funded to train the next generation of leaders in the computer animation, games and digital effects industries by offering a unique doctoral program that places researchers directly in companies. The success it achieved formed the case for renewal in 2013 to support a further 50 studentships 

Under academic supervision students’ work forms the basis of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) a scheme was established in 1992. The EngD scheme was intended to lead to a change in the approaches to doctoral training and education. It differs from a traditional academia-based PhD in that it expects PGR students (Research Engineers: REs) to work on projects which are industry-based. 

The Venue

We are thrilled to be able to bring this event to you within the fabulous surroundings of One Birdcage Walk, London. Overlooking the beautiful St James’s Park, One Birdcage Walk combines original period features, unique heritage, modern technology and excellent customer service.

One Birdcage Walk was originally built to be the home of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, formed in Birmingham in 1847.

Find out more about this impressive building’s history.

Getting Here

One Birdcage Walk. London SW1H 9JJ. Contact: 020 7973 1248

Overlooking St James’s Park and located just minutes from HM Treasury, the Houses of Parliament and Horse Guards Parade.

Arriving by train – Closest mainline stations

Victoria, Waterloo and Charing Cross mainline stations are approximately a 15-20 minute walk from our venue.

Arriving by tube

Westminster tube station (5 minute walk), Jubilee and District and Circle lines

St James’s Park tube station (5 minute walk), District and Circle lines

Access arrangements

Due to the age and configuration of the building, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate access requirements. Should you require assistance, please contact [email protected]

Social Media

Twitter: @centre_digi_ent,  @bournemouthuni, 

@BU_research, @DoctoralBath,  @UniofBath,  @EPSRC

LinkedIn:  @centre for digital entertainment,

@university of bath, @EPSRC

Information for Students

Accommodation (CDE Students Only)

Accommodation will be booked at the Holiday Inn Express Southwark. If you are a CDE student attending the event and you have not yet confirmed your attendance and accommodation requirements, please do so by completing this form.

This is a guide for those attending the event, but if you have further questions please contact the event organisers Zoe and Francesca at [email protected].

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