Computer Science News Archive

Niloy Mitra wins Eurographics Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

Eurographics - the European Association for Computer Graphics makes an award each year for outstanding technical achievements by an individual. This year the award was won by Professor Niloy Mitra of UCL Computer Science.

The citation for the award reads as follows:

Niloy J. Mitra is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College in London where he leads the Smart Geometry Processing Group. He received his Bachelor’s degree from IIT Kharagpur, and his Master’s and PhD degrees from Stanford University. Before establishing his position at UCL in 2011, he was a postdoc... [more]

UCL-CS launches new CDT in Cyber Security

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Places available September 2019: UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security

UCL is delighted to announce its new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security. This exciting collaboration brings together research teams in three UCL departments; Computer Science, Security and Crime Science, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. Together, these three departments will jointly supervise at least 55 PhD students who will be specially trained to address the complex, interdisciplinary challenges of cybersecurity in the 21st century.

Our ambition is to forge the nex... [more]

UCL PhD student wins Google Fellowship

UCL PhD student; recipient of prestigious 2019 Google Fellowship in Quantum Computing

We are delighted to announce that UCL Computer Science student, Leonard Wossnig, has been awarded the 2019 Google Fellowship in Quantum Computing.  These awards are presented to exemplary PhD students in computer science and related disciplines. Google awards these students unique fellowships to acknowledge their contributions to their areas of speciality and provide funding for their education and research.

The Fellowship is highly prestigious, very competitive and a truly fantastic achievement f... [more]

Dr. Christophe Dessimoz laureate of the ISCB Overton Prize 2019

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Each year with the Overton Prize, the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) recognises the outstanding achievements of an early to mid-career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.

We are pleased to report that the 2019 laureate is Christophe Dessimoz, Associate Professor in Bioinformatics in GEE and Computer Science. The full announcement is available here.

IEEE CS Harlan Mills award 2019 awarded to Professor Mark Harman

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We are thrilled to announce that the IEEE CS Harlan Mills award 2019 has been awarded to Professor Mark Harman for fundamental contributions throughout software engineering, including seminal contributions in establishing search-based software engineering, reigniting research in slicing and testing, and founding genetic improvement. Congratulations Mark!

The award was established in memory of Harlan D. Mills to recognize researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated long-standing, sustained, and impactful contributions to software engineering practice and research through the d... [more]