Computing and Engineering free taster sessions in Ghana

Event Date:
Location: British Council offices, Liberia Road, Accra, Ghana

Robert Gordon University senior academic staff will run a free Computing & Engineering taster session in Accra, Ghana in November 2017 for anyone interested in studying the areas of Computing or Engineering at RGU.

Dr Eyad Elyan and Dr Gbenga Oluyemi, will be running a taster session for anyone interested in these subject areas.


  • 18:00 – Guests arrive (snacks and drinks served)
  • 18:15 - Welcome from Robert Gordon University (Jamie Hastings, Regional Manager for Africa, Student Recruitment team)
  • 18:30 – Dr Eyad Elyan Computing Taster Session begins
    • Taster Session Title: Learning from Data Overview (who is better at doing things computers or humans?) 
    • Teaching Computers: (how computers learn) 
    • The Data Challenges (cognitive bias, human expertise, accuracy, data streams) 
    • Data Driven-practice (is it better? How, and when?) 
    • RGU Machine Learning and Vision Applications (what can we offer in terms of knowledge, expertise and machine power?) 
    • Exemplary Projects (brief overview of case studies with industrial partners and RGU computing) 
    • Conclusion
  • 19:00 – Dr Gbenga Oluyemi Engineering Taster Session begins
    • Taster Session Title: Finding and unlocking oil and gas resources: A game of data 
    • Introduction – finding and unlocking the oil and gas in the rock 
    • The elements of the game of data – Gravity survey, magnetic survey, well log, seismic drilling data 
    • Current industry challenges – Data storage, processing, retrieval, automation 
    • Initiatives at RGU School of Engineering? – Synergy with School of Computing, industry etc. 
    • Case studies – grain size distribution profiling, decommissioning model 
    • Hands on practical workshop – try it yourself
  • 19:30 – Short talk + Q&A session by RGU Nigeria alumnus
  • 20:00 – Close and networking

Register to attend the Ghana Engineering Taster and RGU Ghana Alumnus Talk