Computer Science News

UCL CS Named in the 10 Most Improved Computer Science Departments Internationally

UCL Computer Science is one of the world’s 10 most improved CS Departments this year, according to the QS World University Rankings 2018.

The QS World University Rankings produce an annual comparison of the world’s leading institutions. They employ a methodology of six simple metrics, which they believe effectively capture university performance, to explore top universities by region and subject. These include research impact, employer and academic reputations and citations.

The only UK institution to feature on this list of most improved top computer science departments, UCL CS has moved up... [more]

Cutting-Edge MRI Research Awarded Global Challenges Research Fund

Professor Daniel Alexander and Dr Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes have been awarded a prestigious Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) from the EPSRC for their research entitled Enabling Clinical Decisions from Low-power MRI in Developing Nations through Image Quality Transfer.

Their success makes Computer Science the only department in the Faculty of Engineering to have received two of these large GCRF grants. The team will receive over £1 million over 3 years for their research.

The duo from UCL Computer Science received this grant in partnership with overseas investigators led by Professor Ikeo... [more]

UCL-EPFL Team Wins NDSS Distinguished Paper Award

We are very pleased to announce that Apostolos Pyrgelis and Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro, of UCL Department of Computer Science, and their collaborator Dr Carmela Troncoso, of EPFL, have won one of the two Distinguished Paper Awards at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2018.

The NDSS symposium takes place annually in San Diego, and provides a platform for knowledge exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security. It is the Internet Society’s flagship security conference, and is lauded as one of the top four academic conferences i... [more]

Niloy Mitra to Receive Google Research Award

We are delighted to announce that Professor Niloy Mitra has been selected to receive a Google Research Award for his research on the topic of "UrbanPlan: Creating Massive-scale Structured Urban Models." Professor Mitra’s work will be supported by an unrestricted research grant for one year.

“I am very proud to have received such a competitive award,” said Professor Mitra. “The research fund will be used to partially support our ongoing research on semantic urban reconstruction.”

The Google Research Awards are part of the company’s commitment to developing new technologies to help users find ... [more]

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