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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...

Invited lecture at TIME 2009

Posted: Wednesday, 24 June 2009 10:10

Prof M Zakharyaschev will give an invited talk at the 16th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME-2009)

Professor Boris Mirkin joins NSF panel

Posted: Wednesday, 3 June 2009 11:10

Boris Mirkin has been invited to be on the panel for evaluation of projects submitted to the CDI Programme of National Science Foundation (NSF) USA; The panel's first meeting was in February 2009 - Boris was the only overseas academic among the 13 panelists. NSF Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI).

Prof Mirkin joins Experts Advisory Group

Posted: Wednesday, 3 June 2009 11:10

Boris Mirkin has joined the Expert Advisory Group for the project "Care Pathways and Packages" involving six Mental Health Trusts in the North of England and led by Carole Green and Anne Rigby of Fieldhead Hospital in Wakefield. The project involves using crisp and fuzzy clustering for develping a system embracing all stages of the care from diagnosis to treatment, services and payment schemes.