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]

Computer Science researchers receive the best paper award at the 2018 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC)

The paper "On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities", by Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, and Guillermo Suarez-Tangil, received the best paper award at the 2018 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), held in Boston this week. 

Internet memes are increasingly used to sway and manipulate public opinion. This prompts the need to study their propagation, evolution, and in?uence across the Web. In the paper, the researchers detect and measure the propagation of memes across multiple Web communi... [more]

Cogent Labs and University College London Partner in Long-term Joint Research Initiative

Cogent Labs and UCL will pursue a unique joint research approach where AI research will be long term and ongoing, fully collaborative with researchers from both institutions working together, with all results being made public and shared with the wider AI community and society at large. 

UCL researchers bring extensive AI expertise and established relationships with the international academic community while CL, in addition to its research team, will contribute with its strong machine learning team lead by David Cournapeau, the original author of the globally used machine learning library Sci... [more]

Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL partnership set to revolutionise how technology is used in hospitals

A new unit set to transform the use of technology including artificial intelligence in healthcare and improve patient outcomes is being opened at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The state-of-the-art unit, called DRIVE – Digital, Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments – is the first of its kind in the world. It is both a physical and conceptual unit and is the result of a unique partnership between GOSH, UCL and leading industry experts in technology, artificial intelligence and digital innovation. 

The idea behind DRIVE is to create a unique informatics hub to harness the power o... [more]

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