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Koenderink Prize

Posted: Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00

Steve Maybank has been awarded the Koenderink Prize by the European Conference on Computer Vision, 2008. The prize is awarded for papers in previous ECCV conferences that have withstood the test of time. Steve's paper on camera calibration was published in 1992. The coauthors, Olivier Faugeras and Quang-Tuan Luong shared the Koenderink Prize.

Best Student Paper Award

Posted: Friday, 24 October 2008 00:00

Zack Voulgaris and George Magoulas's paper A discernibility-based approach to feature selection for microarray data was judged the best student paper at IEEE International Conference of Intelligent Systems at Varna in Bulgaria in September 2008.

The 2008 Ray Reiter Best Paper Prize

Posted: Friday, 26 September 2008 00:00

The Ray Reiter Best Paper Prize of the Eleventh International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (Sydney, Australia, September 16-19, 2008) was awarded to the paper:
Can you tell the difference between DL-Lite ontologies?
by Roman Kontchakov, Frank Wolter and Michael Zakharyaschev.

ESRC/EPSRC £1M+ Technology Enhanced Learning

Posted: Tuesday, 17 June 2008 00:00

The London Knowledge Lab has won a second ESRC/EPSRC award in Technology Enhanced Learning. LKL Prof Diana Laurillard is leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including George Magoulas as the Birkbeck PI. This £1M+ grant aims to develop an interactive environment - a Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE) - to enable teachers to lead the discovery of innovative pedagogical designs that exploit the potential of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and better integrate TEL in the mainstream provision, processes and practice of educational institutions. The LDSE will provide a space where teachers can explore, model and share ways of normalising their uses of technology, and build on each others work. The LDSE promotes a view of teaching that is closer to a science of learning design and is both a personal, reflective journey, and also a social, collaborative activity.


Posted: Tuesday, 17 June 2008 00:00

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo co-chaired the IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous and Trustworthy Computing (SUTC-08) (, in Taichung, Taiwan, 11-13 June 2008.

50 Years of Computing at Birkbeck

Posted: Monday, 25 February 2008 00:00

The Department is holding a celebration of its 50th anniversary on Wednesday May 21st 2008. All staff and students are warmly invited to join us. Please register your intension to participate by filling in the form at the bottom of: 50 Years of Computing at Birkbeck.

EPSRC funded project: Reliable XML Messaging

Posted: Monday, 18 February 2008 00:00

An EPSRC funded project entitled "Reliable XML Message Management for Web Services" started on February 1st with the appointment of Tadeusz Litak as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. The project's director Sven Helmer says that the goal on the project is to "provide a robust asynchronous message-based communication framework for web service applications that handles XML data in a reliable and efficient manner" Further information...

Visit to Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Posted: Monday, 18 February 2008 00:00

Steve Maybank has been an invited to visit Hong Kong Polytechnic University for three weeks in July 2008 with an honorarium of 70,000 HKD (approx 4600 ukp).

Congratulations on PhD success

Posted: Monday, 10 December 2007 00:00

Congratulations to David Hardcastle who has been awarded a PhD. His thesis was entitled Riddle posed by computer (6) : The Computer Generation of Cryptic Crossword Clues


Posted: Thursday, 18 October 2007 00:00

Welcome back to students returning to their studies in the department and a warm welcome to all new students and staff. We have been busily recruiting in the past few months: Nicolas van Labeke joined the MyPlan project in April, the Migen team is nearing full strength with two new RAs, Darren Pearce and Sergio Gutierrez and we are pleased to welcome Eli Katsiri (Lecturer), Jianing Wang (Teaching Assistant/PhD) and PhD students Tony Lewis, Michaela Cocea, Martin O'Shea and Renato Amorim. Further details are on the staff pages and the research student pages.