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CS research wins best paper award

A paper by Nicolas Mellado and Niloy J. Mitra (of UCL-CS) and Dror Aiger (Google Inc.) has won "Best Paper" award at the Symposium on Geometry Processing, a premier venue for Geometry Processing.

The paper describes Super4PCS, an algorithm for the fast global registration of point-clouds via smart indexing.

This work has been developed in the context of large-scale scene acquisition, to register pairs of point-clouds in the same 3D frame by estimating their relative rotation and translation. Common approaches such as the Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm requires input pose, while the... [more]

Dr Nicolas Courtois on a cashless society, Bitcoin and the future of payments

Dr Nicolas Courtois, Senior Lecturer in Information Security at UCL Computer Science, has been featured on Financial Times Online. Nicolas joins a panel of cryptocurrency experts to discuss a cashless society, Bitcoin and the future of payments. Nicolas is featured at 02.48 and 03.50. See the video here:

http://video.ft.com/3667480923001/Camp-Alphaville-on-cashless-society/Markets

Class of '06 back at UCL

Last month we welcomed our Class of '06 back for a reunion at UCL. Joined by Prof Philip Treleaven and Dr Licia Capra, who both taught our Alumni during their time studying with us, our guests enjoyed a tour of the Department and an exclusive champagne reception on the Wilkins Roof Garden.

On a warm summers afternoon our Class of '06 shared old photos, reminisced about their time here and caught up with friends. They also heard about the latest news and developments at UCL Computer Science. 

The Department was also deeply grateful to receive a donation from our Class of '06. We will keep Alu... [more]

Polecat honoured for software collaboration with UCL

Software and services company Polecat has been awarded the UCL Knowledge Transfer Business of the Year Award 2014 at the university’s annual awards for enterprise.

The company has been presented with the award for its work with UCL scientists to develop MeaningMine, a flagship product which enables senior decision makers to gain insight from unstructured and seemingly unrelated data in the public domain like news, blogs, social media and forum posts.

Using a combination of advanced search, text analytics and learning-based algorithms to analyse statistical and linguistic trends in this d... [more]

App and Coding Curriculum Awards 2014

UCL Computer Science held their annual App Awards event on the 4th June for First Year Undergraduate, MSc Computer Science and MSc Financial Computing students.

Around 220 students with some 70 apps in total have worked in teams with real world clients to develop app technologies as part of their programming and software engineering work. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our student capabilities and especially to open doors for future interdisciplinary collaborations. The large majority of these apps are for clients across UCL faculties, charities and healthcare organisations.

Awar... [more]

London Hopper 2014

London Hopper Colloquium 2014 took place on Thursday 22 May at the BCS Office, London.

The London Hopper Colloquia grew out of the Scottish Hopper Colloquia, and are modelled on the American Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing which is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. These annual American meetings are held as a tribute to Admiral Grace Murray Hopper - pioneer of the computer business language COBOL - who inspired many young U.S. Naval computing students during her heyday and still continues to inspire computer scientists a... [more]

UCL Winner in Credit Suisse IT Challenge

Reece Doyle, MEng Computer Science student, is a winner in Credit Suisse's IT Challenge.

Participants are encouraged to put their analytical thinking skills to the test by answering two quizzes and two open-ended questions. Reece was awarded second prize, Amazon vouchers worth £250 and dinner with senior Credit Suisse representatives in London.

The Department is delighted for Reece. We support student competitions and are pleased to enjoy strong links with Credit Suisse - a global leader in finance and technology.

EngD Student wins Bright Ideas Award

Jozef Dobos, a student on the EngD Programme in Virtual Environments Imaging and Visualisation, has won a UCL Bright Ideas Award for "3D Repro" - an open source version control system for coordinated management of large 3D data over the Internet.

3D Repro is currently the only cloud-based solution able to support collaborative development and transmission of 3D models and metadata as well as rendering on the scale required by the industry. This system offers significant improvements in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflow not possible otherwise. Instead of stakeholders sharing ma... [more]

UCL Hosts Imagine Cup UK National Finals

UCL Computer Science recently played host to the UK National Finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition. The world’s premier technology competition is open to students from across the country, and UCL was honoured to host the UK national final. The twelve best teams of student came together to pitch their product ideas to a panel of experts in a bid to win a place in the World Finals in Seattle, as well as a $50,000 prize. UCL was well represented with three teams in the final twelve; hard drive developers Cloudette, wireless filesharers Nearshare, and gamers BoltPushRush.

UCL Computer Sci... [more]

Students present Proof of Concepts to industry leaders and tech experts

UCL Computer Science opened its doors to industry and the public for a showcase of "Proof of Concepts" technologies in a live demos, presentation and Q&A event on Wednesday 30 April.

As part of a UCL Engineering programme of Industry Exchange project activities, 2nd Year Undergraduates have been working on innovative solutions to practical problems over two terms. This culminated in this showcase event, which also included collaborative partners in UCL Electrical Engineering and UCL Management Science and Innovation. The categories of the projects include Big Data, Healthcare Technologies, In... [more]