Computer Science News Archive

Programming success for UCL CS staff & students

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]

Ingemar Cox paper wins "Sustained Impact Paper" Award

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]

Undergraduates present at EHI Live Medical Technology Conference

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]

UK to shine a spotlight on robotic innovation during first UK Robotics Week

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]

High Ranking in US News Survey

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 .



Women in CS recognise female achievements

On the 19th October the CS Ladies group met in a local tea shop  to celebrate the successes of female academics in CS this year. With four promotions and Professor Angela Sasse's election as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, there was a lot to celebrate. 

Ladies tea time is a monthly event for all female CS academics, that started last year as part of the CS Department's Athena Swan activities. If you want to find out more about the CS Ladies group, contact Ivana Drobnjak at

Computer Science Alumna receives pretigious IEEE awards

We were delighted to hear that UCL Computer Science alumna Eman Alashwali has received two prestigious awards from the Institute Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The 105th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting held at the Grand Union Hotel in Ljubljana in 10th of October 2015 awarded Eman the Clementina Saduwa Award 2015 and the “Outstanding Counsellor for IEEE Student Branch” for her work this year. The Clementina Saduwa Award 2015 is one of the most prestigious awards in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa) dedicated for Women in Engineering (WIE). Eman was presented with a Pla... [more]

Fugue project at "Science Museum Lates"

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. The event on 28th October celebrates computing in general and Ada Lovelace in particular.

Gordana Novakovic, UCL Computer Science's artist in residence will be joined by Nina Kov and Brigitta Zics  to showcase their work and explore the connections between computing and the arts.

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