Alumni & Friends of the Department
We are very proud of our alumni and of their achievements and are keen to keep in touch and involve our former students in our future development. Many of our alumni return for further education or to attend professional courses. They play an active role in shaping our programmes and contribute to our teaching and our curriculum. They frequently return to recruit our latest graduates or simply to join us at one of our Alumni Events. For more information contact Steve Marchant.
UCL Alumni Online Community
The UCL Alumni Online Community (AOC) is designed to help alumni connect with fellow former students worldwide. Once registered on the main site you can update your details, set contact preferences and access e-journals. You’ll also be able to register for the exclusive networking area enabling you to search the directory for friends and mentors, volunteer to mentor alumni and students and post/search for jobs from your exclusive alumni community. Registered alumni have access to:
- E-journals - thousands of e-journals available through UCL Library
- A global network - find old friends or make news ones from the worldwide alumni community
- Free mentoring - offer professional advice or search for alumni mentors
- Jobs - post and view jobs from the exclusive alumni community
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Latest Alumni News
GCHQ accelerator selects UCL cyber security start-up
Seven UK start-ups focused on security issues and threats have been selected for an accelerator run by the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The shortlisted companies include CounterCraft, Cyberowl, Cybersmart, FutureScaper, Spherical Defence, StatusToday and Verimuchme. Spherical Defence, a Cyber Security start-up from Pune, was co-founded by UCL MSc Information Security graduate, Dishant Shah.
Alongside the role of co-founder and Cambridge graduate Jack Hopkins, Spherical Defence builds artificial intelligent security for banks. The start-up pioneers an intrusion detection... [more]
UCL alum receives Google grant towards automated fact-checking
Google has given €150,000 to three UK organisations, including UCL, who are working on fact-checking projects to help journalists and the public avoid falling for fake stories and bogus claims. The money is part of a €24m (£20.5m) round of funding from Google’s digital news initiative. €50,000 is being given to a project called Factmata, developed at UCL and led by Dhruv Ghulati, MSc Computer Science graduate, with Dr Sebastian Riedel, Reader in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. In its pitch to Google, Factmata’s founder, Dhruv Ghulati, said it would use machine intelligence “to empower people to question the digital content they read on a daily basis, and not take anything for granted” ... [more]
Ask The Alumni with UCLU TechSoc
UCL Computer Science worked together with UCLU TechSoc to host Ask the Alumni - a series of talks, panel discussion and Q&A to give current students the chance to hear about our alumni, what they've done since graduating and how their degree has helped them in the tech industry. We would like to thank our panelists Joe Nicholson (Chief Operating Officer, ION Trading), Richard Bravery (Blackrock), Sophia Qureshi(Fraud Consultant, SAS Software UK), Pat Sumby (Director of Global Engineering, Sohonet), Calvin Dudek (Freelance Data Scientist) and Daniel Quercia (Bell Labs Cambridge). The event was the formal launch of TechSoc's Alumni Network which is open to all UCL graduates working in a tech company, or technical role in a non-tech company. The goal of the network is to encourage the formation and maintenance of personal connections in the technology industry, within the UCL community (regardless of degree of study) after graduation. Alumni can join the network here.
Class of '06 back @ UCL
In June 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 Alumni... [more]
UCL Campaign: It's All Academic
From fighting dementia to ensuring generations of students reach their full potential: It's All Academic. UCL’s ideas and discoveries are shaping the future, improving lives and having a massive impact on London and the wider world. Philanthropy founded UCL as a home for disruptive thinkers. Now, nearly 200 years later, we are asking you to pledge your support to the 'It's All Academic' Campaign. Volunteer your time or donate your money to back the future of UCL and help us transform how the world is understood. See more about the campaign in the video below and on the UCL Campaign's website here.
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