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People of ACM - George Roussos

Posted: Friday, 2 December 2016 15:00

George Roussos, Professor of Pervasive Computing, who recently joined the ACM Working Group on the Internet of Things, was interviewed for the People of ACM series here.

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Booth Memorial lecture Tuesday 25th October 2016

Posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:00

DCSIS is pleased to announce that the Andrew Booth Memorial lecture 2016 will take place on Tuesday 25th October at Birkbeck, University of London and that this year’s lecture will be given by Professor Andrew Blake, Founding Director of The Alan Turing Institute.

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Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted: Thursday, 6 October 2016 08:00

Come and celebrate Ada Lovelace, the founder of analytical computing, and learn new skills. Birkbeck College, Room 151, Tuesday Oct 11, 2016, 2 pm to 5 pm

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R-Ladies London

R-Ladies London

Posted: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:00

R-Ladies London at Birkbeck College

On August 2nd the department hosted the R-Ladies meet up and this will now be a regular site for this. There are many pictures and details of the presentation here (scroll down to August 2).

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BIDA PhD Studentship call

Posted: Friday, 5 August 2016 19:15

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship in Data Analytics, with an emphasis on Online Social Networks Analysis, starting in the Academic year 2016-17.

The Phd Scholarship is fully funded, covering fees at Home/EU rate, plus an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,296).

The PhD student will be supervised by Dr Alessandro Provetti whom applicants may contact for further information.

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2016.

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BIDA Talk: Genomic Privacy

Posted: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 15:20

BIDA Talk: Genomic Privacy

We are pleased to invite you to the first talk hosted by the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics, by

Mark B. Gerstein, Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Yale University

11am on Thursday 14th July, Room 153, Malet Street, Birkbeck. Refreshments will be served after the talk. RSVP to Catherine Griffiths to attend: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

£1million research grant from AHRC to map UK's museums

Posted: Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:00

Dr Fiona Candlin, Reader in Museum Studies, and Prof Alex Poulovassilis, Director of the Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, have been awarded £1,012,460 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for a new project to map and analyse the emergence, character and development of the UK independent museums sector from 1960-2020. More information

Carsten Fuhs invited speaker at Satisfiability Modulo Theories workshop

Posted: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:00

Carsten Fuhs has been invited to speak at the 14th International Workshop on Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT '16) held on 1-2 July in Coimbra, Portugal. He will give an overview on "SMT Techniques and Solvers in Automated Termination Analysis".

Old Data, New Analytics

Old Data, New Analytics

Posted: Friday, 10 June 2016 10:50

Professor George Roussos, Head of the Pervasive Computing Group Birkbeck College University of London, blogs about the heat map they developed using data from the London Ambulance Service, which not only helps emergency operators visualise demand and coverage in real-time, but also predict growing future demand for their services. Read the blog

Markov Chain Model

Posted: Friday, 13 May 2016 09:14

Paper entitled, A Markov Chain Model for Changes in Users’ Assessment of Search Results, by Zhitomirsky, Levene and Bar-Ilan published in open access journal PLOS ONE.

Previous research shows that users tend to change their assessment of search results over time. The paper is a first study that investigates the factors and reasons for these changes, and describes a stochastic model of user behaviour that may explain these changes.

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