Computer Science News Archive
UCL-CS is delighted to announce that a number of academic and research staff are joining the department. This is a particularly exciting development, as these new colleagues are world leaders in their area and will form a new research group named Programming Principles, Logic and Verification.
Professor Peter O'Hearn and Professor Byron Cook have already joined from Queen Mary University of London. Peter holds a RA Eng/Microsoft Research Chair and is Head of the group. Byron is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, as well as Professor of Computer Science. Peter and Byron a... [more]
Gordana Novakovic, the UCL-CS artist in residence, is exhibiting at the The Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Art, Sheffield, UK, 22-24 March 2012 in an exhibition which celebrates of the life of Alan Turin. She will show the results of her ongoing collaboration with her interdisciplinary team.
Gordana will also speak at a special event "Artists and curators talk" that brings together artists and curators from the "Intuition and Ingenuity" touring exhibition to discuss the impact of Alan Turing's life and ideas on contemporary art.
The Financial Computing Centre at UCL is a collaboration with the London School of Economics, the London Business School and 20 leading financial institutions. The centre's work has been featured in a major article in the Financial Times.
The article - "School for quants: Inside UCL’s Financial Computing Centre, the planet’s brightest quantitative analysts are now calculating our future" - describes breadth of the centre's work. It includes interviews and comments from the centre's director, Philip Treleaven, and from several of the current crop of research students and undergraduates.
To help gifted engineering students deal with this year's financial turbulence, UCL Engineering is offering a select number of scholarships worth £ 2 k to those with a record of excellent academic achievement. These Excellence Scholarships will be awarded to UK & EU Master's candidates across all nine departments within the Faculty, at the discretion of the Vice-Dean (Education).
Applications will be received until July 2012, and decisions will be made based on pure merit. We do this in the UCL spirit of providing a world-class education to all, regardless of their background. Please see our... [more]
Last week UCL hosted its second annual Executive Education programme in collaboration with PRIMIA. UCL welcomed more than 20 delegates from all over the world – Mexico, Egypt, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Ghana, Belarus, Turkey and numerous other European countries.
Risk analysts and academics from Switzerland and India as well as PhD students in financial computing united in London for an intensive workshop in Risk Measurement and Management. Directed by Donald Lawrence, UCL, it included lecturers like David Lawrence, former Global Head of Risk for Citi, William Shaw and Marc Moore from ... [more]
Yvonne Rogers, the director of the UCL INTERACTION CENTRE (UCLIC), has been elected to the CHI Academy. Membership of the Academy is awarded by SIGCHI - the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction.
SIGCHI states that; "The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction."
UCL-CS has completed its first International Software Engineering (ISE) event held byTopSE at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo Japan. Led by Dr. Dean Mohamedally, a Senior Teaching Fellow in UCL-CS's Software Systems Engineering Group, a party of Software Systems Engineering and UCL-CS students were cordially welcomed by Prof. Shinichi Honiden and Dr Tanabe Yoshinori of NII Tokyo.
Dr. Mohamedally summarised what was achieved:
"Our students were given an extensive one week project to construct a robotics solution using full software engineering methodologies using mixed teams from U... [more]
Scientists make progress towards using brain scans to predict outcome of psychotic episodes.
Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how severe the future illness course of a patient with psychosis will be, according to research funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. The findings could allow doctors to make more accurate decisions about how best to treat patients.
Psychosis is a condition that affects people’s minds, altering the way they think, feel and behave. It can be accompanied by hallucinations and delusions. The most common forms are part of mental... [more]