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EPSRC award for research in the Computational Logic of Euclidean Spaces

Posted: Wednesday, 18 April 2007 00:00

Professor Michael Zakharyaschev has been awarded £242,579 by the EPSRC to study Computational Logic of Euclidean Spaces. The research project partner is Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium. The project runs from April 2007 to March 2010. Full details...

New staff and leavers

Posted: Wednesday, 18 April 2007 00:00

Welcome to Dr Nicolas van Labeke who recently joined the Department as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant. Nicolas will be working on the JISC-funded project "MyPlan - Personal Planning for Learning throughout Life" and is based at the London Knowledge Lab.

It is time to say farewell to two staff who will soon be leaving the Department. Sara de Freitas and Niki Trigoni are leaving at the end of April. We wish them every success in their future careers.

New book by Mark Levene and Kevin Keenoy

Posted: Wednesday, 18 April 2007 00:00

Professor Mark Levene and Kevin Keenoy are contributing co-editors of a new book entitled "TRAILS IN EDUCATION Technologies that Support Navigational Learning". The book is about sequences of learning objects ordered according to time or according to the demands of given learning materials. As users navigate through a learning environment, they follow prescribed trails and create personal trails through their interactions. The book is available as an e-book and in paperback.

Information Technology for Finance

Posted: Friday, 30 March 2007 00:00

In Autumn 2007, Birkbeck will launch a new Graduate Diploma in IT for Finance. The programme is aimed at students and professionals wishing to progress their careers in the finance sector.

The programme features new modules on C++ programming including Monte Carlo simulations and Mathematics for Finance. Teaching will be delivered by academic staff from the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems and the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. It will be available on a part-time or full-time basis. Further details...

UEC International e-Learning Forum 2007, Japan

Posted: Friday, 30 March 2007 00:00

George Magoulas gave an invited talk on lifelong learning e-infrastructures at the UEC International e-Learning Forum 2007, Tokyo, Japan, on the 2nd of March 2007.

PhD studentship available

Posted: Thursday, 29 March 2007 00:00

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is offering a PhD research studentship commencing on or before 1 October 2007. This will provide funding for up to three years covering tuition fees (UK/EU rate) and an annual stipend of at least £12,600.

Learning in Immersive Worlds: a review of game-based learning

Posted: Wednesday, 21 February 2007 00:00

A newly-published, JISC-commissioned report by Sara de Freitas finds that computer games could have an important role to play in learning Learning in Immersive Worlds: a review of game-based learning

2006 Handheld Learning Conference

Posted: Wednesday, 20 December 2006 00:00

Sarah de Freitas gave a presentation on "Sustaining personalised mobile learning innovation" at the 2006 Handheld Learning Conference in London.

EUMAS'06

Posted: Tuesday, 19 December 2006 00:00

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo gave an invited presentation at the European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS'06) at Lisbon on the 14th of December. The topic of the talk was a service-oriented architecture for specification-carrying code.

New Staff

Posted: Monday, 18 December 2006 00:00

We would all like to welcome Gordon McIntyre who joins the department in January 2007 as a Programme Manager on the Foundation Degree in IT. Gordon joins us from the Centre for Distance Education of the University of London where he has been involved in e-learning course design and development for the University of London External Programme.