The UCL Department of Computer Science

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation UCL was ranked in first place for Computer Science, out of 89 Universities assessed, and considerably ahead of other Institutions. 61% of its research work is rated as world-leading (the highest possible category) and 96% of its research work is rated as internationally excellent.

UCL researchers in Computer Science and Informatics received a ‘grade point average’ of 3.57 (out of 4) and submitted over 70 staff to be assessed in REF2014. UCL Computer Science has made seminal contributions across the full range of its core strengths and associated 11 research groups and 8 centres, including the Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME), Biomedical Physics & Biochemical Engineering, and the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC). More >>

Paul Samet, 1930 - 2017

We are very saddened to report the death of Professor Paul Samet, a retired member of UCL Computer Science, who passed away on 1st January 2017 aged 86. 

Paul Samet was born in Vienna, and came to the UK with his parents as refugees from Nazi oppression. He studied pure maths at Manchester and Christs College Cambridge; and via the civil service he came into university computing, helping to establish central computing services in at least three leading universities - Durham, Southampton and UCL. In the latter post he built a team to create a computing facility second to none in the UK and is the forerunner of today's ISD. He joined Peter Kirstein and others in the early days of Computer Science at UCL, building up our computer infrastructure and developing a particular passion for teaching. Paul's obituary and staff tributes can be found here.

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