Computer Science News Archive

International Software Engineering event

UCL-NII Tokyo joint robotics engineering team, 2011

UCL-CS has completed its first International Software Engineering (ISE) event held byTopSE at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo Japan. Led by Dr. Dean Mohamedally, a Senior Teaching Fellow in UCL-CS's Software Systems Engineering Group, a party of Software Systems Engineering and UCL-CS students were cordially welcomed by Prof. Shinichi Honiden and Dr Tanabe Yoshinori of NII Tokyo.

Dr. Mohamedally summarised what was achieved:

"Our students were given an extensive one week project to construct a robotics solution using full software engineering methodologies using mixed teams from U... [more]

Can brain scans predict psychotic episode outcomes?

Scientists make progress towards using brain scans to predict outcome of psychotic episodes.

Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how severe the future illness course of a patient with psychosis will be, according to research funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. The findings could allow doctors to make more accurate decisions about how best to treat patients.

Psychosis is a condition that affects people’s minds, altering the way they think, feel and behave. It can be accompanied by hallucinations and delusions. The most common forms are part of mental... [more]