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Professorial Lecture by Professor Gordon Morison

January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“From Signal Processing to Data Science….What’s in a name?”


Professor Gordon Morison, Head of Department for Computing in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, will deliver his inaugural Professorial Lecture on Tuesday, January 21. 


The lecture, entitled From Signal Processing to Data Science…What’s in a name?, will look at how the availability of large-scale datasets, in combination with the advances in machine learning, have allowed researchers to extract value from the wide range of complex data available to them.  

Professor Morison will discuss his background in signal processing and how this led him to apply it alongside machine learning to solve industrial problems. He will demonstrate how the new field of data science can allow people to make informed decisions more efficiently, using examples in computer vision, biomedical data, structural condition monitoring and high-voltage condition monitoring.  

He said: “The aim of the talk will be to try to demystify to as wide an audience as possible data science as the intelligent extraction of information from a wide range of complex data sources, and why you might want to.”  

Professor Morison joined GCU as a lecturer in 2010 after holding postdoctoral positions at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow. His research interests include data science, signal/image processing, computer vision and machine learning. 

Light refreshments will be served in the Lantern in the Hamish Wood building after the lecture. 

For more information, please contact the GCU Events team on 0141 331 3011 or email


The Lantern, Hamish Wood Building
Glasgow Caledonian University 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA
Glasgow, G4 0BA GB
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