Computer Science News Archive
On 4th December, a team of students from UCL CS took part in the International Capture the Flag Competition (iCTF). The iCTF is the largest academic hacking competition in the world, and 35 teams from all over the world participated in this year's edition.
The UCL team, named THOR, was composed of Tom Sigler, Chris Park, Jason Papapanagiotakis, Azeem Ilyas, Salman Khalifa, Luke Roberts, Haran Anand, Alexis Enston, Austin Chamberlain, Jaromir Latal, Enrico Mariconti, and Razvan Ragazan. Ours was the only team representing the UK.
The students had to create a vulnerable program for other teams ... [more]
A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle and quantum physics is provably unsolvable, according to scientists at UCL, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - ICMAT and Technical University of Munich.
It is the first major problem in physics for which such a fundamental limitation could be proven. The findings are important because they show that even a perfect and complete description of the microscopic properties of a material is not enough to predict its macroscopic behaviour.
A small spectral gap – the energy needed to transfer an electron from a low-energy state to ... [more]
This week, the Privacy & Us project officially started with a kick-off meeting in Munich, Germany.
Funded by the EU H2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie program after a highly selective review process (6% acceptance rate), this Innovative Training Network (ITN) will train 13 early stage researchers (ESRs) to be able to reason, design, and develop innovative solutions to questions related to the protection of citizens’ privacy, considering the multidisciplinary and intersectoral aspects of the issue.
ESRs will be trained to face both current and future challenges in the area of privacy and usability, ... [more]
Over the two days of last weekend, two teams from UCL Computer Science travelled to Linköping University to compete in the Northwestern Europe Regional Contest 2015 (NWERC). This is a major international programming competition. Team Carrot, composed of Georgi Georgiev, Wael Al Saeed, and Iuliana Parasca achieved 8th place (of 95), completing eight of the problems, including one considered to be particularly challenging. In this position they finished with a silver medal, the first programming medal we know of in the history of University College London.
Of the UK teams, only Imperial College ... [more]
The paper, by Ingemar J. Cox, Joe Kilian, F. Thomson Leighton, and Talal Shamoon entitled "Secure Spread Spectrum Watermarking for Multimedia" was published in the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing in December 1997. The IEEE Signal Processing Society's Sustained Impact Paper Award honours the author(s) of a journal article of "broad interest that has had sustained impact over many years on a subject related to the Society's technical scope".
The winning paper presents an algorithm for watermarking images, and a methodology for digital watermarking that may be generalized to audio, video... [more]
UCL Computer Science students Henry Scott-Green, Alexander Gamble and Iustin Sibiescu recently travelled to Birmingham to present their software engineering project, Pathways, at the EHI Live medical technology conference.
Developed in collaboration with Dr. Sarah Payne and the Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS trust, a leader in the field of clinical oncology, Pathways is a product built to provide efficient information delivery to gastrointestinal cancer patients.
Before the development of Pathways, vital treatment information was delivered to patients via paper handouts, often unavailable during c... [more]
The nation’s schools, colleges and universities are being invited to celebrate innovation in the UK’s robotics industry with the announcement today of the first UK Robotics Week (25 June – 1 July 2016).
The focus of this week-long series of events and activities, to be held annually during the last week of June, is to shine a spotlight on the UK’s technology leadership in robotics and autonomous systems, and to engage the nation’s schools, colleges and universities in developing the digital skills needed to drive the UK’s future economy.
With the global market for service and industrial rob... [more]
The Computer Science Department has achieved a high ranking in the list of "Best Global Universities" published by U.S. News and World Report. The department was the best for Computer Science in the UK, 2nd in Europe and 20th in the global rankings.
The rankings reflect academic research performance for the period 2009 to 2013 and use bibliometric indicators based on data from the Web of ScienceTM .