Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory

Department of Engineering

Bill Fitzgerald Memorial Day

10:00 - 18:00 Monday 23 March 2015 in Lecture Theatre 2, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

We will be remembering Bill and his contributions to the field of signal processing with a series of talks from former colleagues, PhD students and collaborators:

Videos of the talks are now available to view here

09:30 Registration (Engineering Department Reception) and Coffee, LT2

09:55 Welcome from Dr Joan Lasenby, chair of the morning session

10:00 Emeritus Professor Peter Rayner - Introduction

10:15 Professor Simon Maskell, Professor of Autonomous Systems, University of Liverpool - The Ubiquitous Utility of the General Linear Model and Monte-Carlo Methods

10:45 Dr Elena Punskaya, Christs College, Cambridge and Igor Drokov, co-founder, Cronto (Bill Fitzgerald was an Advisor at Cronto) - Believe in the unbelievable: from the kitchen table to millions of customers

11:15 Professor Charlie Kennel, Director Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego - Personal Reminiscences

11:30 Dr Robin Morris, Yahoo! - Bayesian Analysis in Silicon Valley

12:00 Dr Mike Sheppard, Schlumberger Research Fellow - Are we making headway in reducing Carbon Emissions?

12:30 Lunch, South Common Room and Oatley Room

14:25 Welcome back from Prof Nick Kingsbury, chair of the first afternoon session

14:30 Professor Ales Prochazka, Czech Technical University - Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

15:00 Martina King, CEO of Featurespace (co-founded by Bill Fitzgerald) - Professor Bill Fitzgerald, the Entrepreneur

15:30 Tea

15:55 Welcome back from Prof Simon Godsill, chair of the secondt afternoon session

16:00 Dr Ercan Kuruoglu, ISTI-CNR, Pisa - Is the universe normal or alpha-stable? Inspired by Bill Fitzgerald (by skype)

16:20 Professor Anil Kokaram, YouTube /Google. Some links between Bayes, Bill and the Behemoth of YouTube. (by Skype)

16:45 Dr Mike Lynch - Bill, Bayes and Bolts: Recalling Bill, his enthusiasm and the effect he has had on his friends, students and the world

17:15 Close

18:00 - 19:15 Reception at Christ's College

19:30 Private Dinner

Please note: most of the talks will be recorded on video