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Department of Computer Science end of year showcase – 2024

Each year the Department of Computer Science host an annual event, in which students are able to showcase their end of year projects.

This is an exciting opportunity for Edge Hill University students to present their incredible work and demonstrate to local employers the skills and knowledge that they gave gained from their degree.

Through using facilities in our state-of-the-art Tech Hub, including our specialist laboratories and four-screen CAVE, our Computing and IT students have produced projects such as a hexapod robot and an automated phishing email detector.

Dr Amr Ahmed, Head of Department of Computer Science, profile image

“What a fantastic way to conclude the academic year with. Great to see students’ projects on display and demonstrated by students from various levels, including groups, and across all programs and pathways in the department. It was a nice celebration of the students’ hard work, and we welcomed external industrial representatives to see and hear directly from the presenting students. All participating students were presented with participation certificates.”

Professor Amr Ahmed, Head of Department of Computer Science

“We are a software company working with utilities using AI to find water leaks and to keep water scarcity down. I enjoy coming here and seeing the variation of all the projects. It’s also nice to the students about their projects and how they would develop it further for the real world. One of the students here did a placement with us, which then enabled him to decide which career path he wanted to take.”

Neil Carter, Head of Engineering at FIDO Tech

The three prize winners at the event were:

Robert Henderson – Virtual Reality Tech Hub Model, BSc (Hons) Computing (Games Programming)

Morgan Lyons – Using Machine Learning to predict football match outcomes, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Luke Turner – Hexapods: Search and Rescue, BSc (Hons) Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

“Edge Hill has really helped me in developing my final year project through teaching me all the stuff I need to know. I’ve gone from having no programming knowledge to building it up and being able to produce my final year project, which is an interactive student timetable.”

Dan Bracey, Computing and IT student

“The project I have gone for is a hexapods for search and rescue operations. Through my course I’ve learned about robots, the maths that go behind programming the robots and how to build them. I’ve done electronics to learn how to wire components. If I didn’t come to uni I probably wouldn’t have done a project like this and wouldn’t have learned what I know now. Doing my internship over the summer last year was through uni, which has helped me when looking for graduate jobs.”

Luke Turner, BSc (Hons) Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

“This research and development module is about the students’ independent learning, and applying the skills and knowledge they have developed and demonstrate what they can do. I encourage them to do something that they can take to employers or future interviews. I love days like this where the cohort all come together and they are proud of what they’ve done.”

Professor Ella Pereira, Professor of Computing

July 11, 2024


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