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Geoff Sharman, Computer Conservation Society talk on CICS

Posted: Friday, 5 March 2010 15:35

On April 15th Geoff Sharman will be giving a talk to Computer Conservation Society on CICS. All welcome. more information...

New labs in main building

Posted: Friday, 12 February 2010 10:05

During the Summer (2010) we are relocating our teaching labs to the 4th floor of the Birkbeck main building. The newly refurbished rooms will accommodate 75 new and 50 existing computer science lab computers running multiple operating systems. They are also available for HTC research using our Condor pool implementation. When fully equipped the labs will look like this. The existing labs will remain open until they are ready.

Course at ESSLLI 2010

Posted: Monday, 18 January 2010 10:45

Michael Zakharyaschev and Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen- Bolzano, Italy) will give a course "Answering Queries in Description Logics: Theory and Applications to Data Management" at the annual European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2010).

Steve Maybank in China

Posted: Monday, 18 January 2010 10:44

On Friday 18th December Steve Maybank gave a talk at the Department of Computer and Information Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xian, China. On Monday 14 Dec Steve spoke at at the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Beijing, China.

Roger Johnson receives CEPIS Distinguished Service Award

Posted: Friday, 4 December 2009 12:35

On 24th November 2009, in Brussels, Roger Johnson was presented with the CEPIS Distinguished Service Award by Byron Nicolaides, CEPIS Vice President in recognition of his work for CEPIS the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies. Photograph.

AHRC-funded project: Weaving Communities of Practice

Posted: Thursday, 15 October 2009 07:10

An AHRC-funded project entitled "Weaving Communities of Practice" has started involving Sven Helmer and partners at ILCA in Bolivia and CILAVS at Birkbeck. The goal of the project is to develop a knowledge base to store 3D Andean weaving textile patterns together with rich cultural and historic context information. This will allow researchers to access information more quickly, as material for study is currently only available in a piecemeal fashion and without contextual information. More details...

Appointment to Editorial Board

Posted: Friday, 9 October 2009 04:10

George Magoulas has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Evolving Systems: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Advanced Science and Technology, Springer.

Best paper winners at GECCO-2009

Posted: Friday, 9 October 2009 04:10

Tony Lewis and George Magoulas's paper entitled "Strategies to Minimise the Total Run Time of Cyclic Graph Based Genetic Programming with GPUs" was a best paper winner at The ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2009), Montreal, Canada.

SIKTN 2009 wireless sensing winners

Posted: Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:10

Michael Zoumboulakis and George Roussos have won the Best Demonstrator, R&D Systems at the 2009 Wireless Sensing Showcase organised by the Sensors and Instrumentation Knowledge Transfer Network (SIKTN). The award was given for their novel approach to in-network data analysis for Intel’s battery-free Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) platform. More details...

PRINCE2 Course, Foundation and Practitioner Certificates

Posted: Wednesday, 24 June 2009 10:10

Birkbeck in collaboration with ILX Group is offering students and alumni a course in "Project Management with PRINCE2" with the option to take the PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificates with ILX. Courses start monthly. More details...