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£30,000 JISC Award

Posted: Friday, 21 April 2006 00:00

JISC has awarded approx £30,000 to George Magoulas, Alex Poulovassilis, Ian Harrison, Dave Wilson, Sara de Freitas and George Papamarkos, to continue our work on the "L4All - Lifelong Learning in London for all" project for a further 7 months.

DTI Grant of £61,947

Posted: Tuesday, 28 February 2006 00:00

Mark Levene, in collaboration with University College London and other partners, has been awarded a grant from the DTI. The project is entitled "Process Envelopes for Cement-based Stabilisation/Solidification (ProCeSS)". Birkbeck will receive funding of £61,947 for this project.

New Book - Personalizing Learning in the 21st Century

Posted: Thursday, 2 February 2006 00:00

Personalizing Learning in the 21st Century (PDF) - a new book edited by Sara de Freitas and Chris Yapp is now available.

EPSRC Grant Awards

Posted: Wednesday, 1 February 2006 00:00

Congratulations to Michael Zakharyaschev who has been awarded two grants from the EPSRC:

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning about Distances (£134,517)

Dynamic Ontologies: a Framework for Service Descriptions (£94,885)

Roman Kontchakov and Mikhail Sheremet will be the Research Associates working on these projects at Birkbeck from 1st February. A warm welcome to them.

The Ubicomp Google

Posted: Tuesday, 10 January 2006 00:00

George Roussos, Mark Levene and several collaborators are working on the ubicomp google, a navigation engine for the emerging ubiquitous computing world. Users moving through ubiquitous computing enabled spaces, that is environments constructed by physical objects augmented with computational, sensing, auto-identification and wireless communication capabilities, create trails of information that must be archived, managed and subsequently retrieved. The navigation engine being developed by the Birkbeck team offers such facilities and thus plays a role in the ubicomp world akin to that of Google on the web.

Sensing pollution in London Fields

Posted: Monday, 19 December 2005 00:00

The Department is a partner in the Robotic Feral Public Authoring project funded by the EPSRC Culture & Creativity Programme. George Roussos, Dima Diall and Dimitris Airantzis are working on the project which aims to design and create practical applications from commercially available technologies for social and cultural public benefit such as adapting a remote control toy car into a powerful sensing device for locating and identifying chemical pollution and radiation.

New Book - 'Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce' edited by George Roussos

Posted: Sunday, 18 December 2005 00:00

Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce edited by George Roussos has recently been published by Springer.

New Staff

Posted: Monday, 3 October 2005 00:00

Welcome to all the staff, researchers and students who have joined us at the start of the new academic year. We are please to welcome two new lecturers, Dr Sven Helmer and Dr Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo. A warm welcome to Professor Michael Zakharyaschev who has joined us from King's College. Dr Roman Kontchakov and Dr Mikhail Sheremet will also be joining us as Research Associates working with Prof Zakharyaschev. Two new faces at Emerald Street - Dr Alexandre Guitton (Research Assistant) and Mr Adonis Skordilis (PhD student) will be working with Niki Trigoni on the TIME-EACM project mentioned below. Last but not least, Ming Tso (Mark) Chiang, Chunhua (Jenny) Hu and Zhu Zheng have recently started their PhD studies with us.

BAIT Award (Birkbeck Award In Teaching)

Posted: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 00:00

Sara de Freitas has won a BAIT Award (Birkbeck Award In Teaching) for her role in developing the PLATO module (Planning Learning And Teaching Online).

New Staff

Posted: Tuesday, 20 September 2005 00:00

We are please to welcome Dr Dell Zhang who joined the department on 1st September as a Lecturer.