The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the long-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2007. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
The Department brings together research and teaching expertise related to our major research activities in Information Management and Web Technologies, Computational Intelligence and Information Systems.
Our world-class research activity informs our teaching and our interactions with business, public and third-sector organisations. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees and skills-based courses.
Birkbeck Open Evenings.
Our next Open Evening is on Wednesday 4 February 2015 in central London.
We welcome the results of the REF 2014 in which almost all of the Department's research activity was judged as being of international significance (21% world-leading, 47% internationally excellent, 20% internationally recognised). For research outputs specifically, 32% were judged as being world-leading, 45% as internationally excellent and 16% as internationally recognised, placing us in the top 25% of Computer Science departments in the U.K.
The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) Award Committee 2014 10-year Highest Impact Paper Award has been awarded to Steve Maybank and four co-authors for their paper Supervised Tensor Learning. more details...
The inaugural "Bloomsbury Hack Day" on July 16th saw children from three schools participate in a programme of lab-based activities designed and guided by three top London universities located in Bloomsbury. more details...
Bloomsbury Hack Day video
Alex Poulovassilis and George Magoulas are participating in a new EU project, LIBE: Supporting Lifelong Learning with Inquiry-Based Education with other partners in Italy, Norway, Netherlands and Portugal. The project is developing a Virtual Learning Environment to support personalised development of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills through an inquiry-based approach to learning.