Computer Science News Archive

FT features Financial Computing Centre

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. 


Scholarships for Master’s students

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]

UCL/PRMIA hosts executive programme

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]

UCLIC Director Elected to the CHI Academy

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.

International Software Engineering event

UCL-NII Tokyo joint robotics engineering team, 2011

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]

Can brain scans predict psychotic episode outcomes?

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]

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