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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.

Congratulations on PhD success

Posted: Thursday, 18 October 2007 00:00

Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a PhD this year:
Jennifer Pedler, Computer Correction of Real-word Spelling Errors in Dyslexic Text
George Papamarkos, Event-Condition-Action Rule Languages over Semistructured Data
Dacheng Tao, Discriminative Linear and Multilinear Subspace Methods
Hideyuki Matsumoto, Cross-Cultural Comparison of Global Strategic Information Systems Management in the Multinational Investment Banking Industry

Full time Post-doctoral Researcher

Posted: Wednesday, 1 August 2007 00:00

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is seeking a post-doctoral researcher on a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council titled "Reliable XML Message Management for Web Services". The post is for a fixed-term of two and a half years in the salary range: £30,977 per annum rising to £35,484 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 14 August 2007 at 12.00 noon.     further details...

LKL Knowledge Briefing

Posted: Friday, 27 July 2007 00:00

The London Knowledge Lab, a unique collaboration between two of the UK's most prominent centres of world-class research - Birkbeck and the Institute of Education has released the first edition of Knowledge Briefing [PDF].

Two PhD studentships available

Posted: Tuesday, 8 May 2007 00:00

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is offering two PhD research studentships commencing on or before 1 October 2007. These will provide funding for up to three years covering tuition fees (one at the international rate, one at the UK/EU rate) and an annual stipend of at least £12,600. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2007.

£1M+ Technology Enhanced Learning award for LKL

Posted: Wednesday, 18 April 2007 00:00

The London Knowledge Lab has won a hotly-contested ESRC/EPSRC award in Technology Enhanced Learning. LKL co-director, Richard Noss, is leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers based at the LKL, including Alex Poulovassilis and George Magoulas as the Birkbeck co-PIs. This £1M+ grant aims to co-design, build and evaluate, with teachers and teacher educators, a pedagogical and technical environment for improving 11-14 year-old students' learning of mathematical generalisation. We will be recruiting 4 Postdoctoral Researchers for this project, which will start in October 2008 - the adverts are expected to appear on in May 2007.