Talks and presentations

Computer Science, AI & Me

July 03, 2021

Talk, Insight into University - Engineering Development Trust, Bristol, UK

Webinar presented to over 100 sixth form students. The presentation began with telling the students about my academic life and how I went from a widening participation background to studying for a PhD at Bristol. This led to an introduction to what Computer Science is (and is not) like at university. The final part gave the students the (very brief) foundations of what Machine Learning and AI really are. Unfortunately, the adoption of these tools has led to a large amount of over-exaggeration and overuse of certain buzzwords throughout the industry, making it seem like companies are doing super complicated and ground-breaking things when most of the time they’re doing nothing more than the Maths the students use in their A-Level studies.

Presentation on MLOps and Kubeflow

December 03, 2020

Talk, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Lecture on MLOps and Kubeflow presented to 1st Year Interactive AI CDT students on Interactive AI Team Project unit. This talk aims to give a very accessible introduction to the need for MLOps by linking to the similarities of the development of DevOps systems. By looking into the effect of increasing scale (team size, customer base or project size), students will see potential problems with how their current development practices may not be sustainable when applied to ML projects at an industry-scale. Finally, there is a brief overview of Kubeflow and its main components, showing why they are useful and how they can potentially solve the previous issues.