Computer Science News Archive

BBC and UCL launch major partnership to unlock potential of data

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BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities, including UCL, to unlock the potential of data in the media.

The Data Science Research Partnership will be at the forefront of machine learning in the media industry, helping create a more personal BBC that can inform, educate and entertain in new ways.

The partnership brings together industry experts from across the BBC and world-leading UK data scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Surrey, Imperial College... [more]

UCL Engineering and Computer Science rated among world’s best in new rankings

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UCL Engineering and Technology has been ranked fourth in the UK and among the top 40 in the world in the latest world league tables by the Times Higher Education (THE).

Computer Science at UCL was ranked among the top 20 in the world and fifth in the UK, confirming the Faculty of Engineering Sciences position as world leading.

Engineering and Technology at UCL was ranked 36th in the world, up from 38th equal, behind Oxford (3rd), Cambridge (5th) and Imperial College (10th).  Stanford was top followed in second by California Institute of Techn... [more]

Three papers from Computer Science among the finalists for CSAW Europe

Three papers authored by staff and students in the UCL Department of Computer Science have been selected as finalists for the European Cyber Security Awareness Week Applied Research Awards (CSAW-Europe).

The selection process considered more than 100 papers authored by European institutions over the past year in the area of computer security and selected the best 10.

The papers selected were:

  1. "What Happens After You Are Pwnd: Understanding The Use of Leaked Webmail Credentials In The Wild" authored by PhD students Jeremiah Onaolapo and Enrico Mariconti and by Dr Gianluca Stringhini
  2. "MaMaDro... [more]

Janaina Mourao-Miranda delivers inaugural lecture on machine learning

On Thursday 28 September Professor Janaina Mourao-Miranda delivered her inaugural lecture on the topic, ‘Mental Health through the lens of Machine Learning applied to Neuroimaging’.

Addressing a crowd of over 60 guests at the Sir David Davies lecture hall at UCL, the newly promoted Professor discussed her research and the examples where machine learning is being used to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of psychiatric disorders – specifically using brain scans. Her presentation included machine learning models that could help to map a brain-behaviour mental health space, which may improve p... [more]

Students kick-start their studies with generous financial support

Eight students have commenced postgraduate study in the Department of Computer Science this academic year with either a scholarship from DeepMind or a bursary from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The DeepMind postgraduate scholarship, worth up to £25,000, supports students from sections of the community that are under-represented in postgraduate study. This year the recipients were Jade Savage, Shaquille Momoh, Amer Joudiah and Liam Eloie.

Joining these four students were Alex Gardner, Stephane Ciolino, Jason Morris and Stephen Kelly, the recipients of a bursary... [more]

Award for John Andrews

The Papin Prizes – which recognise the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education, across the UK and Ireland – were awarded at the national Higher Education Technicians Summit 2017 (HETS 2017) at the University of Warwick.

Nominees were selected from a broad range of universities, showcasing technical staff who have demonstrated excellence in their field, in categories such as ‘outreach’, ‘research’, ‘teaching’, and ‘lifetime achievement’. The lifetime achievement winner this year was John Andrews from the UCL Department of Computer Science.

John started as a first year... [more]

MSc students present to the HoloLens team at Microsoft headquarters UK

Rachel Slater using the HoloLens at the Microsoft Headquarters on Friday 8 September 2017.

The MSc programmes in Computer Science, Software Systems Engineering and Financial Systems Engineering enable students to have the opportunity to develop a software project for a real client.

Last Friday, MSc students on these programmes presented to the Microsoft team at their headquarters in London. The presentations were the culmination of student’s work - either individually or in teams - to produce software applications for a multitude of clients including in healthcare (NHS Digital, Nuffield Health), public sector services (Camden Council) and financial services (Natwest, BNP Paribas) a... [more]

MSc in Information Security awarded full certification by NCSC

UCL’s Department of Computer Science’s MSc in Information Security has been successfully awarded full certification from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Master’s degree programmes in cyber security can broaden the understanding of security concepts and technologies and provide a bridge between undergraduate education and careers in cyber security. However, with so many UK universities running Master’s degrees containing cyber security content, it can be difficult for students and employers alike to assess the quality on offer and identify the degree that best suits someone’s prefer... [more]

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