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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.

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...