“Artificial Intelligence” Symposium “人工智能”学术研讨会在伦敦成功举办

2018年2月12日,由伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network)和弗朗西斯克里克研究所人工智能俱乐部(The Crick AI Club)共同举办的“人工智能研究以及应用”学术研讨会在弗朗西斯克里克研究所顺利召开。本次会议邀请了人工智能领域学界和业界的资深研究人员,就最新的研究进展,以及人工智能在其他领域的应用等方面发表了主题报告。本次会议吸引了近200名学者参会,涵盖了计算机科学,机器学习,生物工程以及医学健康各个领域。

On February 12, 2018, the “Artificial Intelligence Research and Application” symposium was successfully organized by the London PhD Network (LPN) and The Crick AI Club in the Francis Crick institute. This Symposium invited senior researchers in the field of artificial intelligence and the industry to gave keynote reports on the latest research progress and the application of artificial intelligence in a variety of fields. The symposium attracted nearly 200 scholars from computer science, machine learning, bioengineering, medical health, etc.

上图为驻英使馆科技处蒋苏南公参介绍中英科技合作最新进展

The picture above shows Minister Counsellor Mr. Sunan Jiang is introducing Sino-British cooperation achievements and prospects.

上图为伦敦大学学院(UCL)和克里克研究中心的 David Jones 教授演讲——“AI 在生物信息学中的应用”

The picture above shows Professor David Jones from UCL and the Crick Research Center is introducing “The Application of AI in Bioinformatics”.

上图为Deep Mind 的科学家 Raia Hadsell 博士演讲——“深度强化学习与在真实世界中的挑战”

The picture above shows Dr. Raia Hadsell, a scientist from Deep Mind, is giving a presentation on “Deep Reinforcement Learning and Challenges in the Real World”.

上图为帝国理工的 Bjoern Schuller 教授演讲——“深度学习与医疗健康”

The picture above shows Professor Professor Björn W. Schuller from Imperial College is introducing “Deep Learning and Medical Health”.

上图为 BenevolentAI 的科学家 Amir Saffari 博士演讲——“机器学习如何加速科学发现”

The picture above shows Dr. Amir Saffari, a scientist at BenevolentAI is introducing “How Machine Learning Accelerates Scientific Discovery”.

上图为伦敦大学学院(UCL)的 Spiros Denaxas 教授演讲——“基于电子健康记录的研究方法”

The picture above shows Professor Spiros Denaxas from University College London (UCL) is giving a presentation on “Research Methods Based on Electronic Health Records”.

上图为帝国理工的董豪博士演讲——“深度学习开发平台教程”

The picture above shows Dr. Dong Hao from Imperial College is introducing “Tutorial on the Development of Deep Learning Platform”.

上图为本次活动的总结

驻英使馆科技处蒋苏南公参为大会致开幕演讲。他详细介绍了目前中国科技的最新进展,政策导向,以及在现如今中英黄金关系时代,中英两方的合作前景。人工智能研究在英国有着很令人瞩目的高度,在这一领域的中英合作是一个被看好的方向。

帝国理工学院计算机科学系的Björn W. Schuller教授详细解读了深度学习在医疗健康领域中的应用,比如通过分析语音判断人的情感,这一技术可以应用在提供精神关怀的智能机器人设计上,预计会带来医疗服务行业的革命。伦敦大学学院计算机科学系的David Jones 教授探讨了人工智能在生物信息科学领域的应用,通过人工智能来学习蛋白质的三级结构,带来更准确更高效的蛋白结构预测,对结构生物学家和化学家带来极大的帮助。伦敦大学学院健康信息学研究所的 Spiros Denaxas 教授则介绍了人工智能在流行病学和疾病管理领域的重要意义,通过开发新型的学习算法,可以将患者的健康记录,就诊记录和死亡率登记联系起来,用于风险预测。来自帝国理工学院数据科学研究所的董豪介绍了TensorLayer人工智能平台的开发与应用,致力于人工智能平民化,该项目获得ACM MM2017最佳开源软件奖。来自DeepMind 公司的Raia Hadsell 博士和BenevolentAI 公司的技术主管 Amir Saffari 博士则各自在深度强化学习和通用人工智能方面的最新成果,以及机器学习在药物开发领域的应用前景这两方面做了精彩的报告。本次大会设置了学术海报展示环节,来自英国各大高校的AI研究人员在本次大会上展示了自己最前沿的进展,涵盖的领域包括结构生物,医疗健康,乐理研究,气象学以及地质学等等。这些学者进一步地展示出了AI在各个领域的发展前景,在和参会者的交流中碰撞出新的灵感。

本次大会的主席和发起人之一黄碧丹博士在采访中表示,本次大会旨在搭建一个人工智能领域的交流平台,让对人工智能感兴趣的专业人士能够充分探讨合作应用的机会。在以后的活动中,还会有许多不同的科学主题,通过这个平台能够让大家更了解彼此的工作,更好的帮助科学研究的进程和传播。本次研讨会的另一发起人宋平凡在介绍会议背景时说到,人工智能带给人类无尽的遐想,一直被寄予厚望,在经历过几次寒冬后,终于又迎来了新的春天。这一次的热潮凭借着大数据,高性能计算和人工神经网络的助力,在各个领域迅速发展,不断带来突破性的成果,让人们看到人工智能正深刻改变这个世界,成为大国科技竞争的角逐要点。本次会议在这一背景下召开,及时地为专业人士和学者提供了沟通,交流,和把握人工智能发展方向的机会。伦敦博士联盟今后会继续组织高水平高质量的学术研讨会,为博士,学者和专业人士服务。

Mr. Sunan Jiang — Minister Counsellor for Science and Technology at the Chinese Embassy in the UK attended the symposium. He gave a detailed introduction to China’s latest progress in science, technology and innovation, as well as policy orientation, Sino-British cooperation achievements and prospects in the golden era of China-UK relations. Artificial intelligence research has a very impressive height in the UK, and Sino-British cooperation in this field has a promising direction.

Professor Björn W. Schuller from the Department of Computer Science at Imperial College London explained in detail the application of deep learning in the medical and health field, such as judging human emotions by analyzing speech. This technology can be applied to the design of intelligent robots that provide spiritual care. It has the potential to bring about a revolution in the medical service industry. Professor David Jones from the Department of Computer Science at University College London discussed the application of artificial intelligence in the field of bioinformatics. Using artificial intelligence to learn the tertiary structure of proteins will bring more accurate and efficient protein structure predictions. Professor Spiros Denaxas from the Institute of Health Informatics at University College London introduced the importance of artificial intelligence in the field of epidemiology and disease management. Through the development of new learning algorithms, patients’ health records, medical records and mortality registration can be linked up and used for risk prediction. Dong Hao from the Institute of Data Science at Imperial College London introduced the development and application of the TensorLayer platform, a project dedicated to the civilianization of artificial intelligence. This project won the ACM MM2017 Best Open Source Software Award. Dr. Raia Hadsell from DeepMind and Dr. Amir Saffari, the technical director of BenevolentAI, gave excellent reports on their latest achievements in deep reinforcement learning and general artificial intelligence, as well as the application prospects of machine learning in the field of drug development. This conference set up an academic poster display session. AI researchers from major universities in the UK demonstrated their cutting-edge progress at this conference, covering areas including structural biology, medical health, music theory research, meteorology and geology and many more. These scholars further demonstrated the development prospects of AI in various fields, and spurred new inspirations during interaction with the participants.

Dr. Bidan Huang, one of the chairs and sponsors of this conference, said in an interview that this conference aims to build a communication platform in the field of artificial intelligence, so that professionals in artificial intelligence can fully explore opportunities for cooperation. In future activities, there will be many different scientific themes. Through this platform, everyone can better understand each other’s work and better help the dissemination of scientific research.

Pingfan Song, another initiator of this conference, introduced the background of the conference. He said Artificial Intelligence has brought endless reveries to mankind. After several cold winters, it finally ushered in a new spring. With the help of big data, high-performance computing, and artificial neural networks, AI has developed rapidly in various fields, and has been continuously bringing breakthroughs. People can see that AI is profoundly changing the world. This symposium was held in this context, providing professionals and scholars with opportunities to communicate, exchange, and grasp the direction of AI development in a timely manner. The London PhD Network will continue to organize high-level and high-quality academic seminars to serve doctors, scholars and professionals.

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伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network,简称LPN)是由以伦敦为轴心的各知名高校和研究机构的博士生,博士后,导师和教授组成的青年高科技学术团体,精心组织系列学术和科技交流研讨会,定期邀请业界资深专家教授讲座报告,协同青年学者学术展示和职业发展。该联盟于2015年9月发起,在中国驻英使馆科技处的关怀下迅速成长。目前已有700位活跃会员,联盟成员研究方向涵盖了生物医学、健康产业、能源交通、计算机网络、金融商业和社会学科等多个国家重点投资发展的领域。该联盟的主旨是积极推动伦敦地区中国青年学者的科研交流、合作和转化,同时为热衷产业化和商业化的精英人士提供职业咨询平台。

“Neural and Structure” Symposium “神经与结构”学术研讨会在伦敦成功举办

由伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network)主办的“神经与结构”学术研讨会于2017年4月12日在伦敦大学学院(UCL)成功举行。本次会议由剑桥MRC分子实验室和UCL的两位博士后,张凯和周雅博士担任会议主席,UCL在读博士陈焕发担任会议执行主席,并结合数十位伦敦及周边地区的学生学者之力,共同邀请了神经生物学和结构生物学两个领域的多位资深华人学者和学术新秀同台发表主题报告。他们围绕神经科学和结构生物学的发展历史,现状和具体应用,以及两个领域大融合可能带来的学科发展机遇进行了深入浅出,透彻而全方位的分析,共同带领大家走近脑科学和电镜下近乎原子级的微观结构世界。

The “Neural and Structure” academic symposium was successfully hosted by the London PhD Network at University College London (UCL) on April 12, 2017. The symposium was hosted by two postdocs Dr. Zhang Kai from the Cambridge MRC Molecular Laboratory and Dr. Zhou Ya from UCL who served as the conference chairpersons. The PhD candidate Chen Huanfa from UCL served as the conference executive chairperson. With joint efforts of dozens of students and scholars from London and surrounding areas, LPN invited a number of senior and young Chinese scholars in the fields of neurobiology and structural biology to deliver keynote reports on the same stage. They focused on the development history, current situation and specific applications of neuroscience and structural biology, as well as the potential opportunities for the development of disciplines brought about by the integration of the two fields. They conducted thorough and comprehensive introduction to brain science and electron microscopy, as well as the world of microstructures at the near atomic level.

图为参会嘉宾,学者等与会人员的合影
Group photo of guests, scholars and other participants

本次会议中,来自伦敦大学学院(UCL)、卡迪夫大学(Cardiff University)、牛津大学(University ofOxford)、东安格利亚大学(University of East Anglia)、普利茅斯大学(Plymouth University)、克里克研究所(The FrancisCrick Institute)、剑桥分子生物学实验室(MRC-LMB)以及FEI公司的14位优秀学者为大家带来了精彩纷呈的演讲,内容涉及神经科学发展历史和高分辨显微镜技术方法,神经损伤修复,大脑对睡眠及空间方向的定位以及如何运用多潜能干细胞模拟人类疾病。结构生物学部分,会议重点讨论了该领域的技术新星——冷冻电子显微镜在解析生命体重要蛋白、神经元离子通道等中的具体应用以及该领域与神经科学领域相结合所带来的发展机遇及学科展望。

来自伦敦及周边地区的逾百名博士、博士后及教授参加了会议,与会者进行了友好热烈的学术交流。会议得到中国大使馆科技处的大力支持,蒋苏南公参在会上发表了题为《中国科技创新和中英合作展望》的主题报告,并对此次活动进行了高度评价。伦敦博士联盟亦将秉承搭建多学科交流平台的宗旨,为学术科研工作者服务。

In this meeting, fourteen outstanding scholars from University College London (UCL), Cardiff University, University of Oxford, University of East Anglia, Plymouth University, the Francis Crick Institute, Cambridge Molecular Biology Laboratory (MRC-LMB), and FEI gave wonderful presentations, which covered the development history of neuroscience and high-resolution microscopy technology and methods, nerve damage repair, the brain’s orientation of sleep and space, and how to use pluripotent stem cells to simulate human diseases. In the structural biology section, the symposium focused on the new technology — cryo-electron microscopy and its application in the field of neuroscience including the analysis of vital proteins, neuron ion channels, etc. More than one hundred PhD students, postdocs and professors from London and surrounding areas attended the symposium. The participants had a friendly and warm academic discussion and communication. The meeting received support from the Science and Technology Department of the Chinese Embassy. Minister Counselor Mr. Sunan Jiang presented a report entitled “Science and Technology Innovation in China and Sino-British Cooperation Prospects ” at the meeting and spoke highly of the event. The LPN will be dedicated to building a multidisciplinary exchange platform to serve academic and scientific researchers.


【主办方介绍】
伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network,简称LPN)是由以伦敦为轴心的各知名高校和研究机构的博士生,博士后,导师和教授组成的青年高科技学术团体,精心组织系列学术和科技交流研讨会,定期邀请业界资深专家教授讲座报告,协同青年学者学术展示和职业发展。该联盟于2015年9月发起,在中国驻英使馆科技处的关怀下迅速成长。目前已有600多位活跃会员,联盟成员研究方向涵盖了生物医学、健康产业、能源交通、计算机网络、金融商业和社会学科等多个国家重点投资发展的领域。该联盟的主旨是积极推动伦敦地区中国青年学者的科研交流、合作和转化,同时为热衷产业化和商业化的精英人士提供职业咨询平台。

“Cancer” Symposium “癌症”学术研讨会在伦敦成功举办

伦敦博士联盟( London PhD Network, LPN)“ 癌症 ”学术研讨会于2016年 8 月 30 日(周二) 在伦敦大学学院(University College London UCL)成功举行。LPN 有幸邀请到加拿大分子信号通路与神经疾病研究的首席科学家、 加拿大健康科学院院士 Christian Naus教授伦敦大学学院神经病理系主任、世界著名脑胶质瘤专家 Sebastian Brandner 教授发表主题报告,分享他们对当前癌症研究热点的看法和对未来癌症治疗的展望。 同时还有来自伦敦女王玛丽大学(QMUL),伦敦大学学院( UCL),伦敦帝国理工学院( IC),伦敦大学国王学院( KCL)和美国克利夫兰州立大学的 5 位资深学者和年轻学者为大家带来精彩演讲。

The London PhD Network (LPN) “Cancer” Symposium was successfully held on August 30, 2016 (Tuesday) at University College London (UCL). The guest speakers include Professor Christian Naus, the chief scientist of Canadian molecular signaling pathways and neurological disease research, academician of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Professor Sebastian Brandner, director of the Department of Neuropathology of University College London, and world-renowned glioma expert. They presented keynote reports and shared their views on current cancer research prospects for future cancer treatments. At the same time, there are 5 senior scholars and young scholars from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), University College London (UCL), Imperial College London (IC), King’s College London (KCL) and Cleveland State University in the United States gave wonderful presentation.

图为邀请嘉宾与参会人员合影
Group photo of guests, scholars and other participants


【主办方介绍】
伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network,简称LPN)是由以伦敦为轴心的各知名高校和研究机构的博士生,博士后,导师和教授组成的青年高科技学术团体,精心组织系列学术和科技交流研讨会,定期邀请业界资深专家教授讲座报告,协同青年学者学术展示和职业发展。该联盟于2015年9月发起,在中国驻英使馆科技处的关怀下迅速成长。目前已有450多位活跃会员,联盟成员研究方向涵盖了生物医学、健康产业、能源交通、计算机网络、金融商业和社会学科等多个国家重点投资发展的领域。该联盟的主旨是积极推动伦敦地区中国青年学者的科研交流、合作和转化,同时为热衷产业化和商业化的精英人士提供职业咨询平台。

“Big Data” Symposium“大数据”学术研讨会在伦敦成功举办

2016年2月3日下午, 由伦敦博士联盟主办的第二次研讨会—— “大数据”学术研讨会在伦敦大学学院顺利召开。本次会议受到了中国驻英国大使馆的关注和支持,大使馆科技处的蒋苏南公参对中国自身科技飞速发展和中英科技合作创新的成果和机遇进行了全面介绍。

On 3rd February 2016, the “Big Data” symposium hosted by the London PhD Network was successfully held at University College London. The meeting received the support of the Chinese Embassy in the UK. Mr. Sunan Jiang — Minister Counsellor for Science and Technology at the Chinese Embassy in the UK — gave a comprehensive a comprehensive introduction to China’s latest progress in science, technology and innovation, as well as the achievements and opportunities of Sino-British cooperation and innovation.

会议邀请了英国皇家学会院士, 伦敦大学学院遗传系杨子恒教授、伦敦大学学院地理信息科学程涛教授和英国帝国理工学院数据科学研究所所长郭毅可教授前来参会,他们分别就各自研究领域的前沿和热点做了专题学术报告。

此次会议以“大数据“为主题,围绕大数据与生物医学、金融、互联网、社会、政治学等方面的关联和应用进行深入研讨。来自伦敦大学学院、伦敦国王院、伦敦大学霍洛威皇家学院、考文垂大学伦敦校区等大学的6名青年专家献上了精彩的学术报告,伦敦及周边地区各知名大学的100名博士、博士后和教授参加会议。

The conference invited 3 keynote speakers, including Professor Ziheng Yang (Fellow of the Royal Society) from the Department of Genetics at University College London, Professor Tao Cheng of Geographic Information Science at University College London, and Professor Yike Guo, Director of the Institute of Data Science at Imperial College London. They gave wonderful academic presentations on the frontiers of their research fields.

Based on the theme of “Big Data”, an in-depth discussion was launched in the symposium regarding the application of big data in biomedicine, finance, Internet, society, and political science. Six young scholars, from University College London, King’s College London, Royal Holloway University of London, Coventry University London campus and other universities, presented brilliant academic reports. More than 100 PhD students and post-docs from well-known universities in London and surrounding areas attended the symposium.

【主办方介绍】
伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network,简称LPN)是由以伦敦为轴心的各知名高校和研究机构的博士生,博士后,导师和教授组成的青年高科技学术团体,精心组织系列学术和科技交流研讨会,定期邀请业界资深专家教授讲座报告,协同青年学者学术展示和职业发展。该联盟于2015年9月发起,在中国驻英使馆科技处的关怀下迅速成长。目前已有200多位活跃会员,联盟成员研究方向涵盖了生物医学、健康产业、能源交通、计算机网络、金融商业和社会学科等多个国家重点投资发展的领域。该联盟的主旨是积极推动伦敦地区中国青年学者的科研交流、合作和转化,同时为热衷产业化和商业化的精英人士提供职业咨询平台。

“Health and Culture” Symposium “健康与文化”学术研讨会

2015年11月7日,由伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network)举办的“健康与文化”学术研讨会在伦敦大学学院(University College  London, UCL)顺利召开。本次会议邀请了伦敦高校从事生物医学或其他转化研究领域的中国在读博士生和科研工作者(导师以及博士后)做学术报告,为伦敦高校的中国青年学者提供一个合作交流平台。

“Health and Culture” Symposium Posted on November 7, 2015 by admin On November 7, 2015, the “Health and Culture” seminar organized by the London PhD Network was successfully held at University College London (UCL). This conference invited Chinese doctor candidates, post-doc researchers and scholars who are engaged in biomedicine research fields to give academic reports, and also provided a platform for cooperation and exchange for young Chinese scholars in universities within and around London.

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【主办方介绍】
伦敦博士联盟(London PhD Network,简称LPN)是由以伦敦为轴心的各知名高校和研究机构的博士生,博士后,导师和教授组成的青年高科技学术团体,精心组织系列学术和科技交流研讨会,定期邀请业界资深专家教授讲座报告,协同青年学者学术展示和职业发展。该联盟于2015年9月发起,在中国驻英使馆科技处的关怀下迅速成长。目前已有100多位活跃会员,联盟成员研究方向涵盖了生物医学、健康产业、能源交通、计算机网络、金融商业和社会学科等多个国家重点投资发展的领域。该联盟的主旨是积极推动伦敦地区中国青年学者的科研交流、合作和转化,同时为热衷产业化和商业化的精英人士提供职业咨询平台。