Computer Science News Archive

Undergraduate industry project winners awarded by BCS North London

We are excited to announce the winners of this year's first and second year best industry projects, which were awarded by the British Computer Society (BCS) North London and UCL Computer Science last Friday.

The best industry project awards recognise the achievements of the top 15 students in two computer science subjects (COMP103P and COMP205P), which enable students to engage in industry projects with real-world clients.

Congratulations to the winners, who are as follows:

COMP103P Apps Development:
Andrei Margeloiu
Rares Dolga
Kiran Gopinathan
Charaka Abeywickrama
Oscar King
Georgia Pred... [more]

International student receives a warm welcome to London

Last Wednesday 25 October Computer Science student Ayesha Ahmed was one of ten lucky international students to be welcomed to London by the Deputy Mayor for Business.

Ayesha took part in a competitive selection process after being nominated for the international student welcome event by the Department of Computer Science. The event was organised by Study London, which promotes London as an international destination for study.

At the welcome event students met London's Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, at City Hall before embarking on a whirlwind tour of the famous city. They visited... [more]

Academia Europaea elects Nataša Pržulj as a member

Congratulations to Professor Nataša Pržulj from the Department of Computer Science, who has been elected Member of the Academia Europaea in 2017.

Since 1988, Academia Europaea has been an international, nongovernmental association joining together world-leading scientists and scholars from across various disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, mathematics, informatics, physics, engineering, and earth and chemical sciences. Its 4000 members are recognised by their peers as experts and leaders in their subject fields.

The Association largely provides advice to... [more]

BBC and UCL launch major partnership to unlock potential of data

This post was originally published on this site.

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]

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