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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.

To access the paper, see: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0155285

Postgraduate Student Prize Giving Ceremony

Postgraduate Student Prize Giving Ceremony

Posted: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:00

The School of Business, Economics & Informatics awards a number of prizes to those students who have been particularly successful. Prize winners receive a monetary award and a certificate. The School was very proud to celebrate this special moment with the prize winners and their guests in the Chancellor’s Hall in Senate House, yesterday. Congratulations to the prize winners and all the graduates.

Short video of prize winners talking about their time at Birkbeck

Full article

Smart City Dynamics and Emergency Response

Posted: Friday, 8 April 2016 07:33

Smart City Dynamics and Emergency Response - a presentation by Professor George Roussos at the 2016 Connected City Summit in London.

From punch cards to smart phones

Posted: Wednesday, 6 April 2016 17:00

The importance of the work of Dr Andrew Booth was discussed when Dr Roger Johnson and Dr Raymond "Dickie" Bird were interviewed by the BBC at the unveiling of HEC-1 at Bletchley Park.

How does Google make money?

Posted: Tuesday, 5 April 2016 10:00

How does Google make money? - a BBC iWonder feature produced with the assistance of Professor Mark Levene.

How does Google work?

Posted: Tuesday, 15 March 2016 10:00

How does Google work? - a BBC iWonder feature produced with the assistance of Professor Mark Levene.

New programme: MSc in Data Science

Posted: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 14:50

The department has launched a new MSc in Data Science. Applications are open for October 2016 entry.

This intensive programme provides an excellent grounding for working as a data scientist or analyst in industry. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of computing, you will acquire programming and data analysis skills using Python and R. You will also have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research in data science more deeply.

The programme is offered part-time over two years of study. Unlike most MSc Data Science programmes in London, it is designed for graduates who are new to computer science.