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Where do you keep your Booth multipliers?

Posted: Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:37

Dr. Roger Johnson, Emeritus Reader and Fellow of the college, gave a talk on Monday 26th June as part of Business Week, entitled: Where do you keep your Booth multipliers? The story of Birkbeck’s Computer Science Department. (The slides of the presentation can be viewed here.)

Sergio Gutiérrez-Santos - Alumni of Excellence Award

Sergio Gutiérrez-Santos - Alumni of Excellence Award

Posted: Monday, 18 June 2012 10:56

Dr. Sergio Gutiérrez-Santos has received an Alumni of Excellence Award from his alma mater, University Carlos III of Madrid. This recognition is awarded to the recent alumnus with the most remarkable professional development as selected by a reviewing board with members of the most recognised Spanish universities and companies; and is announced in a ceremony chaired by the President of Madrid, Dame Esperanza Aguirre, DBE. The board praised Dr. Gutiérrez-Santos' excellent and interdisciplinary research career, that includes positions in industry (Nokia, Intel) and in academia (UC3M, BBK). Original (in Spanish).

Lecturer A/B in Computer Science

Posted: Wednesday, 30 May 2012 10:23

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is seeking to appoint a Lecturer A/B in Computer Science. It is a full time, permanent position. further details.

Teaching Assistant

Posted: Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:06

We have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant combined with registration as a research student within the Department. further details.

New programme - BSc in Computing

Posted: Friday, 16 March 2012 16:22

A new four year part time programme, BSc in Computing is now accepting applications for October 2012 entry. The programme includes topics on java programming, web authoring, cloud computing, computer networking and information security. Applicants with a Foundation Degree in Information Technology or an equivalent qualification may enter year 3 and graduate in two years of part time study. further details.

New programme in Advanced Computing Technologies

Posted: Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:22

Applications are now being accepted for a new programme in Advanced Computing Technologies with flexible pathways leading to qualifications of Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Advanced Computing Technologies, as well as MSc Information and Web Technologies and MSc Intelligent Technologies - further details.

Dr Dell Zhang wins prize for innovative algirithm

Posted: Thursday, 5 January 2012 11:40

Dr Dell Zhang recently won a prize of US$1,000 for the 2nd best valid algorithm contributed to the Wikipedia Participation Challenge organised by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), Kaggle and IEEE ICDM-2011. Dell's solution aims to predict the number of future edits a Wikipedia editor will make, and therefore obtain insights about the sustainable growth of Wikipedia. Using only 21 behavioural dynamics features, he achieved 41.7% improvement over WMF's in-house predictive model, and stood out from 193 scientists around the world who took part in this data mining competition. WMF is now implementing his algorithm permanently and looks forward to using it in the production environment.

Alan Turing and His Contemporaries: Building the World's First Computers

Posted: Monday, 10 October 2011 11:10

A new book, co-authored by Dr Roger Johnson. One of the book's eight chapters is devoted to Andrew Booth's work at Birkbeck. The Amazon Product Description: "Secret wartime projects in code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period. By 1955 computers had begun to appear in the market-place. The Information Age was dawning and Alan Turing and his contemporaries held centre stage. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today's hardware and software."

Migen paper in IEEE Transactions in Learning Technologies

Posted: Friday, 7 October 2011 13:10

A paper entitled "Design of Teacher Assistance Tools in an Exploratory Learning Environment for Algebraic Generalisation" by Sergio Gutierrez-Santos, Eirini Geraniou, Darren Pearce-Lazard and Alex Poulovassilis has been accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions in Learning Technologies, in a selected set of best papers from the ECTEL'10 conference. The paper describes ground-breaking work undertaken as part of the ESRC/EPSRC MiGen project on developing intelligent tools that support teachers in monitoring students' progress as they are engaged in exploratory learning tasks.

Joint paper with researchers from the Clatterbridge Centre of Oncology and the University of Sheffield.

Posted: Monday, 3 October 2011 18:10

Brian Gannon, Visiting Research Fellow in the department, recently published a paper jointly with researchers from the Clatterbridge Centre of Oncology (a leading tertiary care hospital in the North West) and the University of Sheffield. It was presented at the 15th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2011) in Zurich in September 2011. The title of the paper was "An analysis of electronic document management in oncology care".