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Foundation Degree in Web Technologies

Posted: Friday, 22 October 2010 14:35

The Foundation Degree in Web Technologies welcomed its first cohort of forty students for the October start. It was pleasing to see several students that had completed the Certificate in Continuing Education taking advantage of the opportunity of direct entry into year two of the Degree.

Post-doctoral Research Assistants

Posted: Tuesday, 5 October 2010 09:35

The Department is seeking to appoint 2 post-doctoral researchers on an interdisciplinary project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council titled @quot;Weaving Communities of Practice: Textiles, Culture and Identity in the Andes: a semiotic and ontological approach@quot;. Further details of Post 10453 and Post 10456.

Andrew Booth, Computer Scientist, 1918 - 2009

Posted: Friday, 5 March 2010 15:35

Andrew Booth, who founded computer science at Birkbeck in 1957, died on 29th November 2009, age 91. His obituary [PDF] was published in the Times in Jan 2010 and an audio obituary [MP3] featuring Dr Roger Johnson was broadcast on BBC radio.

ERCIM SERENE 2010 Spring School and Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems

Posted: Friday, 5 March 2010 15:35

The Department of is hosting the ERCIM SERENE 2010 Spring School and Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems from April 13th-16th. Location and preliminary program can be found here

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...