BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2019

For the 12th BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium we were hosted at The University of Salford, with support from BCS Manchester. We had 126 abstracts submitted, and over 110 posters on the day.

Abstract Book

The Abstract Book, containing all of the abstract accepted at the colloquium is available as an e-book: BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2019 Abstract Book


  • Helen Leigh
  • Katerina Domenikou, Bloomberg slides
  • Sana Belguith, University of Salford slides
  • Natalia Miller, BBC slides

Reports on the day

Various people have written blog posts about the day, including:

Photographs of the day are being collected in this shared album.

Contest Winners

First year including Foundation year, sponsored by Google:

  • First prize: “Challenges Associated with Humanitarian Applications of Neural Machine Translation for Low-Resource Languages” by Kate Bobyn of the University of Sheffield
  • Second prize: “Quantum cryptography: will our data remain secure?” by Molly Ives of the University of Bath

Second year contest (also open to students on their industrial year or on the 3rd year of a 4 year degree), sponsored by Amazon:

  • First prize: “What would Avengers be like with Mr Bean as Thor? – How can ‘deepfakes’ disrupt the film industry” by Luou Wen of the University of Nottingham
  • Joint second place were “Source identification of social media images using CNN” by Anastasia Taylor of the University of Buckingham and “High Altitude Computing” by Bridget Meade of the University of Stirling

Final year contest, sponsored by JP Morgan:

  • First place went to “DNA heritage augmented reality visualisation to challenge the concept of race and identity” by Rachele Cavina of Edinburgh Napier University
  • Second place went to “Ada: natural language search to support applicants for the University of Bath” by Emma James of the University of Bath

MSc Prize, sponsored by AND Digital:

  • First place went to “Nature Nurtures, Computing, and electronics, a tool to teach empathy and care for nature.” by Mariam Aomar Perez of Sheffield Hallam University
  • Second place went to  “The dark patterns – how good design can become bad” by Maria Radu of the University of Bath

People’s’ choice prize (voted by attendees) sponsored by STFC:

  • First place went to an augmented reality poster called “Blank Is The New Exciting” by Kristen Rebello of Middlesex University London
  • Second place went to “Code as Old as Time” by Hannah Bellamy of Durham University