Computer Science News Archive
The Department of Computer Science is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Bowen Zheng, a PhD student in Machine Learning, who has died after a brave battle with cancer. Bowen had been a member of the UCL community since 2011, first completing a BSc in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Computer Science and an MRes in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning.
Bowen’s supervisor, Dr David Barber, has written the following tribute:
Bowen showed a real passion for Computer Science, particularly in the areas of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Although he did not have the mo... [more]
We are delighted to report that a group of five MSc Software Systems Engineering and MSc Financial Systems Engineering students from the Department of Computer Science has been accepted to present at the 2018 Conference for Mining Software Repositories (MSR).
The successful students came up with the idea for their submission in a piece of coursework for the UCL COMPGS04 module entitled ‘Tools and Environments’. By combing the latest thinking in software engineering and decades of academic staff members’ experience working on real-life projects, the module prepares students for the fundamental... [more]
MediaGamma, the predictive analytics software company, has received a second round of investment from UCL Technology Fund, this time in collaboration with ParkWalk Advisors and the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF). The start-up was spun out by UCL Business in 2014 to commercialise research developed by Jun Wang, Professor of Information Systems and Data Science in UCL Computer Science.
"In recent years, researchers have demonstrated that using reinforcement learning machines can take intelligent actions, moving from predictions to end-to-end decision making and long-term goal optimisation,” e... [more]
UCL Computer Science is one of the world’s 10 most improved CS Departments this year, according to the QS World University Rankings 2018.
The QS World University Rankings produce an annual comparison of the world’s leading institutions. They employ a methodology of six simple metrics, which they believe effectively capture university performance, to explore top universities by region and subject. These include research impact, employer and academic reputations and citations.
The only UK institution to feature on this list of most improved top computer science departments, UCL CS has moved up... [more]
Professor Daniel Alexander and Dr Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes have been awarded a prestigious Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) from the EPSRC for their research entitled Enabling Clinical Decisions from Low-power MRI in Developing Nations through Image Quality Transfer.
Their success makes Computer Science the only department in the Faculty of Engineering to have received two of these large GCRF grants. The team will receive over £1 million over 3 years for their research.
The duo from UCL Computer Science received this grant in partnership with overseas investigators led by Professor Ikeo... [more]
We are very pleased to announce that Apostolos Pyrgelis and Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro, of UCL Department of Computer Science, and their collaborator Dr Carmela Troncoso, of EPFL, have won one of the two Distinguished Paper Awards at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2018.
The NDSS symposium takes place annually in San Diego, and provides a platform for knowledge exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security. It is the Internet Society’s flagship security conference, and is lauded as one of the top four academic conferences i... [more]
We are delighted to announce that Professor Niloy Mitra has been selected to receive a Google Research Award for his research on the topic of "UrbanPlan: Creating Massive-scale Structured Urban Models." Professor Mitra’s work will be supported by an unrestricted research grant for one year.
“I am very proud to have received such a competitive award,” said Professor Mitra. “The research fund will be used to partially support our ongoing research on semantic urban reconstruction.”
The Google Research Awards are part of the company’s commitment to developing new technologies to help users find ... [more]
On Monday 19 February, the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub opened its doors to friends, fellow academics, collaborators and the general public, to celebrate its move to UCL Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The GDI Hub is a new Research Centre based in UCL Engineering. Its aim is to build a movement to accelerate disability innovation for a fairer world. By harnessing technology for good, and by connecting community partners and start-ups with academics and businesses, it undertakes projects to deliver strategic global impact in accessibility innovation, with the UN, NGOs, Gover... [more]