Computer Science News
On Monday 11 June, UCL eResearch Domain held its annual Conference, to discuss the development and application of Artificial Intelligence in research across a plethora of disciplines. It brought together researchers from across UCL’s faculties, with expertise ranging from Computer Science to Conservation, to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration. The event built on the recent town hall meeting for the UCL Grand Challenge of Transformative Technology, which Social Issues Around Artificial Intelligence.
eResearch is one of UCL’s eight Domains. Launched in 2016, this Domain supports UCL’s c... [more]
On Wednesday 6 June, a group of students were given the opportunity to present their 2018 Industry Exchange Network (IXN) projects at the British Computer Society.
The “Talent IT!” event, held at the BCS Headquarters in Covent Garden, was open to anyone with an interest in IT, academia, research collaboration and the societal impact of technology. This was a fantastic opportunity for students and academic staff from the Department of Computer Science to discuss how businesses and organisations from healthcare to finance, from education to retail, could benefit from joining the Industry Exch... [more]
From 4-6 June 2018, the Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) had the pleasure of hosting an exclusive Masterclass series, with special guest Tamara Broderick.
Over three lunch lectures, Professor Broderick gave a comprehensive overview of her recent research, namely the development and analysis of methods for scalable Bayesian machine learning, to a packed audience of postgraduate students, early-career researchers and academic colleagues from multidisciplinary backgrounds, including Computer Science, Statistics and Neuroscience. When asked about her experience of U... [more]
On 18 May, DigiTwins received an invitation from the European Commission to enter the next stage of the competition to become an EU Flagship for Future and Emerging Technologies. DigiTwins, a large research initiative in Europe and beyond, will revolutionise healthcare and biomedical research for the benefit of citizens and society through the creation of Digital Twins.
“Today we’re a significant step closer to the establishment of a system of truly personalized healthcare and health maintenance throughout Europe, which will save millions of lives and billions of healthcare costs in the futur... [more]
On Wednesday 23 May, the Department of Computer Science was delighted to celebrate the senior promotion of David Silver, Professor of Computer Science and Lead of the Reinforcement Learning Research Group at DeepMind.
To mark the occasion, David delivered his inaugural lecture on the topic of “Deep Reinforcement Learning: Mastering Games without Human Knowledge.” The event was attended by senior members of the Department, research students, and a number of distinguished academic and industry guests.
During the lecture, Professor Silver presented on current work at DeepMind on Artificial In... [more]
UCL will be joining a new program called the ‘University Blockchain Research Initiative’, founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.
The Centre for Blockchain Technologies at UCL (UCL CBT) will receive a multi-year multi-million dollar donation from Ripple to conduct cutting-edge research in the blockchain field.
Research will focus on three main streams including: technological innovation of distributed ledger technologies, business applications and socio-economic risks, legal and regulatory impli... [more]
The Department of Computer Science is saddened by the passing of John Campbell, who retired from UCL as a Professor of Computer Science some years ago. Members of the department past and present reflect on his contribution to the Department, and to Computer Science, in the below:
"Professor Campbell was my advisor during what should be one year "sandwich" period in 1996 during my 3rd year of UFRGS Doctoral program in Brazil. During my stay in London, my advisor in Brazil found out he had cancer and could not continue with my supervision. John helped me to redirect my thesis and kept my sup... [more]
We are delighted to announce that Professor Licia Capra is one of UCL Engineering British Science Association Media Fellows for 2018! Licia is joined by Professor Clare Elwell and Dr Gemma Bale from the Department of Medical Physics.
The BSA Media Fellowship scheme provides a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, BBC Breakfast or the Londonist.
Since its inception in 1987, the scheme has reflected the BSA’s commitment to increasing the accessibility of the sciences. Media F... [more]
In the last week of April, UCL Department of Computer Science was delighted to play host to the 3rd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, which took place at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter at the British Library.
Since 1980, world-leading experts in the fields of information security and electronic privacy have gathered annually for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. As such, it has become the principal forum for the exploration of development of research and practice in security. Following the success of the original symposium, the European Symposium on Security & Pri... [more]
We are very pleased to announce that our student Meenakshi Parameshwaran was recently named UCL Engineering Engager of the Year - Postgraduate Student. The prize was awarded at the annual Provost's Engineering Engagement Award Ceremony, which this year took place at Woburn House.
In his welcome address to the audience, Professor Nigel Titchner-Hooker, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, thanked all those involved in the major engagement effort within UCL Engineering: "The Engagement project is a huge part of the Faculty's 'Change the World' mission. I am constantly blown away by the diversit... [more]