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Computer Science & Data Science Taster Lecture

Date: Tuesday 13th February 2024

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

Who is this lecture open to?: Year 12 and 13 students, parents, teachers and advisers

Where: Virtual Webinar

Speaker: Dr Tobias Hartung, Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Lecture Title: How does your Sat Nav know which way to go?

In this taster lecture, we will look at path-finding algorithms. In particular, we will discuss how a satellite navigation system knows which way to send you. This will include data abstraction using graphs as well as graph traversal algorithms which are foundations for many modern computational tools. We will then look at a particular path-finding algorithm to solve the sat nav problem with ample time for Q&A’s afterwards.