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ExODA Project funded by EPSRC

Posted: Monday, 21 February 2011 14:35

Michael Zakharyaschev was awarded £271,714 for his project ExODA: Integrating Description Logics and Database Technologies for Expressive Ontology-Based Data Access. The project is in collaboration with the Oxford Computing Laboratory.

MSc Business Technologies launched

Posted: Monday, 21 February 2011 14:35

Applications for the new MSc in Business Technologies are now being accepted. further details on MSc BT

Invited Lectures

Posted: Wednesday, 2 February 2011 14:35

Michael Zakharyaschev will give invited lectures at WoLLIC 2011 and WoMO 2011.

Best PhD student paper

Posted: Friday, 22 October 2010 14:35

The paper "Adaptive Modelling of Users' Strategies in Exploratory Learning Using Case-Based Reasoning" by M. Cocea, S. Gutierrez-Santos and G.D. Magoulas, which describes work done in the context of MiGen project, won the best PhD student paper award at the 14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2010), Cardiff, Wales, UK, 8-10 September 2010.

Foundation Degree in Information Technology

Posted: Friday, 22 October 2010 14:35

We are pleased to have concluded progression agreements with three colleges of further education in London: Tower Hamlets, Southwark and North East London. These agreements provide guaranteed places on the Foundation Degree in IT, the Foundation Degree in Web Technologies or the BSc in Information Systems and Management for access course students who have achieved a pass level mark or higher.

Foundation Degree in Web Technologies

Posted: Friday, 22 October 2010 14:35

The Foundation Degree in Web Technologies welcomed its first cohort of forty students for the October start. It was pleasing to see several students that had completed the Certificate in Continuing Education taking advantage of the opportunity of direct entry into year two of the Degree.

Post-doctoral Research Assistants

Posted: Tuesday, 5 October 2010 09:35

The Department is seeking to appoint 2 post-doctoral researchers on an interdisciplinary project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council titled @quot;Weaving Communities of Practice: Textiles, Culture and Identity in the Andes: a semiotic and ontological approach@quot;. Further details of Post 10453 and Post 10456.

Andrew Booth, Computer Scientist, 1918 - 2009

Posted: Friday, 5 March 2010 15:35

Andrew Booth, who founded computer science at Birkbeck in 1957, died on 29th November 2009, age 91. His obituary [PDF] was published in the Times in Jan 2010 and an audio obituary [MP3] featuring Dr Roger Johnson was broadcast on BBC radio.

ERCIM SERENE 2010 Spring School and Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems

Posted: Friday, 5 March 2010 15:35

The Department of is hosting the ERCIM SERENE 2010 Spring School and Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems from April 13th-16th. Location and preliminary program can be found here

Geoff Sharman, Computer Conservation Society talk on CICS

Posted: Friday, 5 March 2010 15:35

On April 15th Geoff Sharman will be giving a talk to Computer Conservation Society on CICS. All welcome. more information...