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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.

Boris Mirkin appointed Associate Editor

Posted: Wednesday, 3 June 2009 11:10

Boris Mirkin has been appointed as Associate Editor for the new Wiley e-Journal Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Complex Networks in Information & Knowledge Management (CNIKM)

Posted: Friday, 8 May 2009 17:10

Dell Zhang, Jun Wang (UCL) and Shi Zhou (UCL) are organising an ACM CIKM-2009 workshop on Complex Networks in Information & Knowledge Management (CNIKM).

Game playing styles

Posted: Friday, 8 May 2009 12:34

Research carried out by Prof. Mark Levene and Dr. Trevor Fenner on A Methodology for Learning Players' Styles from Game Records recently featured in Wired and Technology Review.
The research was focused on a preliminary investigation into learning a Chess player's style from game records. The method used attempts to learn features that make up a player's evaluation function using the method of temporal differences, with the aid of a conventional Chess engine architecture. Some encouraging results were obtained in learning the styles of two recent Chess world champions, and an attempt to use the learnt styles to discriminate between the players from game records by trying to detect who was playing white and who was playing black was carried out. The method used may also be applicable to other strategic games, and may even be generalisable to other domains where sequences of agents' actions are recorded.

Intel Research WISP challenge award

Posted: Tuesday, 28 April 2009 17:34

George Roussos and the DeTaLe project team have won an Intel Research WISP challenge award to investigate the suitability of the platform for tangible interfaces. WISP = Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform. WISPs have the capabilities of RFID tags, but also support sensing and computing. Like any passive RFID tag, they are powered and read by a standard off-the-shelf RFID reader, harvesting the power it uses from the reader's emitted radio signals and thus requiring no battery.