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ELEVENTH ABERDEEN LUNCHTIME RENDEZVOUS

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10:10 – 15:30 26 Oct 2018
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Education Room, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB11 5BY

Programme:

1010    Arrival and Coffee/Tea with Shortbread

1030    Welcome by the Seniors Group Coordinator  

1032    Introduction by Professor Alan Cairns  

1035    Lecture Artificial Intelligence, Brain-Computer Interface & Big Data: The Future of Rehabilitation Therapy Is Here by Professor Celso Grebogi, Sixth Century Chair in Nonlinear & Complex Systems, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen.

1130    Lecture Mathematical Modelling, Mutations and Metastases: Can We Cure Cancer with Calculus? by Professor Mark Chaplain, Gregory Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews.

1230    Depart Aberdeen Maritime Museum

1300    Four Course Lunch with Wine (Waitress Service) with partners and friends at:

            No.1 Bar & Grill

            1 Queen’s Terrace

            Aberdeen

            AB10 1XL

            Internet : http://www.number1restaurant.co.uk/

            Note: We have exclusive use of the raised balcony area of the Restaurant.

1530    Finish 

 

Transport:

Taxis will be arranged for those who do not wish to walk from the Maritime Museum to the restaurant.

Abstracts

 

Artificial Intelligence, Brain-Computer Interface & Big Data: The Future of Rehabilitation Therapy Is Here by Professor Celso Grebogi, CEng, MS, PhD, Drhc-mult, FRSE, FABC, FTWAS, FAPS, FInstP, Sixth Century Chair in Nonlinear & Complex Systems, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen.

 

I will touch on some basic ideas in Artificial Intelligence, Brain-Computer Interface and Big Data, and their applications.  I will argue that artificial intelligence is understood when computers emulate cognitive functions associated with human mind, while brain-computer interface is a technology that allows a human to control peripheral devices with thought. Big data, on one hand, refers to data sets that are so voluminous that require hardware with larger capacity and more capable data processing software. But on the other hand, often big data does not mean a lot of data, especially in scientific and technological applications, as the volume of available data from experiments or observations are small. Big data, in this case, refers to the ability to understand, analyse, make predictions and even to control the system, based on software methods and techniques to handle small data sets. But overall, the world of big data is so huge that we need methods and techniques from nonlinear dynamics and machine-learning to organise patient routes or treatment plans, and also to provide physicians with the information they need to make decision.

 

Mathematical Modelling, Mutations and Metastases: Can We Cure Cancer with Calculus? by Professor Mark Chaplain, BSc, PhD, FRSE, Gregory Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews.

 

Cancer is one of the major causes of death in the world, particularly the developed world, second only to heart disease. 8.8 million people died from cancer in 2015 i.e. globally, almost 1 in 6 (16-17%) deaths can be attributed to cancer. The latest data from the World Health Organisation shows that approximately 12 million new cases were recorded in 2012 with this figure expected to increase by approximately 70% over the next twenty years or so. There are few individuals whose lives have not been touched either directly or indirectly by cancer. While treatment for cancer is continually improving, “alternative approaches” can offer even greater insight into the complexity of the disease and its treatment. Biomedical scientists and clinicians are recognising the need to integrate data across a range of spatial and temporal scales (from genes to tissues) in order to fully understand cancer. In this respect, there are three natural, key scales linked to each other which, when considered together, go to make up understanding the complex phenomenon that is cancer: the sub-cellular scale, the cellular scale and the tissue scale. In this talk, we will present an overview of the contribution mathematical modelling is playing in the fight against cancer, and highlight recent multiscale modelling that is giving real insight into several key processes  involved in solid tumour growth and progression. The long-term goal of the current work here in St Andrews is to build a “virtual tumour” made up of different but connected mathematical models at the different biological scales (from genes to tissue to organ). The development of quantitative, predictive models (based on sound biological/clinical evidence and underpinned and parameterised by biological/clinical data) has the potential to have a positive impact on patients suffering from the disease through improved clinical treatment and personalised medicine.

Menu

  1. Cullen Skink
  2. Classic Caesar Salad
  3. Prawn & Smoked Salmon Cocktail

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  1. Haggis Stuffed Chicken
  2. Catch of the Day
  3. 28 Day Dry-Aged Sirloin Steak

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 SELECTION OF BRITISH CHEESES

Oatcakes, chutney, grapes, apple

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  1. Tonka Bean Crème Brûlée
  2. White Chocolate Pannacotta
  3. Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Coffee and tea with homemade fudge

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Fruit Juice and Sparkling Mineral Water

 

The following wines will also be served:

  1. White Wine

Chablis, Domaine Vauroux (France), 2015

  1. Red Wine

Douro Superior (Portugal), 2015

 

BOOKING FORM

Please complete either Section A or B, as appropriate, as well as Section C.

 

SECTION A

I am a Member and wish to attend at a cost of £47.00.

I will/will not be accompanied by my Partner (Cost £47.00), making a total of …....person(s).

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SECTION B

I am not a Member and wish to attend at a cost of £57.00.

I will/will not be accompanied by my Partner (Cost £57.00), making a total of …….person(s).

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SECTION C                         Name: ……………………………………………….

                                               Address: ……………………………………………

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Name of Partner (if coming) ………………………………………………………

I enclose a cheque for £………….

Choice of Menu:  Entrée (1, 2 or 3)    Main Course (4, 5 or 6)   Dessert (7, 8 or 9)

Please circle your choice for each of the three courses listed above. Cheeses are included.

Special dietary requirements…………………………………………………………….

The completed form, together with payment, should be forwarded to

Dr John Higinbotham, 12 (1F2) Bruntsfield Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 4EA, to arrive by Thursday the 18th of October 2018.   Cheques should be made payable to the Institute of Physics.

 

 

 

 

 

Organised by: IOPS Seniors’ Group

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