Department News & Events
Posted: Wednesday, 3 June 2009 11:10
Boris Mirkin has been invited to be on the panel for evaluation of projects submitted to the CDI Programme of National Science Foundation (NSF) USA; The panel's first meeting was in February 2009 - Boris was the only overseas academic among the 13 panelists. NSF Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI).
Posted: Wednesday, 3 June 2009 11:10
Boris Mirkin has joined the Expert Advisory Group for the project "Care Pathways and Packages" involving six Mental Health Trusts in the North of England and led by Carole Green and Anne Rigby of Fieldhead Hospital in Wakefield. The project involves using crisp and fuzzy clustering for develping a system embracing all stages of the care from diagnosis to treatment, services and payment schemes.
Posted: Friday, 8 May 2009 17:10
Dell Zhang, Jun Wang (UCL) and Shi Zhou (UCL) are organising an ACM CIKM-2009 workshop on Complex Networks in Information & Knowledge Management (CNIKM).
Posted: Friday, 8 May 2009 12:34
Research carried out by Prof. Mark Levene and Dr. Trevor Fenner on A Methodology for Learning Players' Styles from Game Records recently featured in Wired and Technology Review.
The research was focused on a preliminary investigation into learning a Chess player's style from game records. The method used attempts to learn features that make up a player's evaluation function using the method of temporal differences, with the aid of a conventional Chess engine architecture. Some encouraging results were obtained in learning the styles of two recent Chess world champions, and an attempt to use the learnt styles to discriminate between the players from game records by trying to detect who was playing white and who was playing black was carried out. The method used may also be applicable to other strategic games, and may even be generalisable to other domains where sequences of agents' actions are recorded.
Posted: Tuesday, 28 April 2009 17:34
George Roussos and the DeTaLe project team have won an Intel Research WISP challenge award to investigate the suitability of the platform for tangible interfaces. WISP = Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform. WISPs have the capabilities of RFID tags, but also support sensing and computing. Like any passive RFID tag, they are powered and read by a standard off-the-shelf RFID reader, harvesting the power it uses from the reader's emitted radio signals and thus requiring no battery.
Posted: Thursday, 2 April 2009 08:04
Jenny Pedler, whose research area is computer spellchecking for dyslexics, has recently been interviewed by Michael Rosen for a forthcoming edition of BBC Radio 4 Word of Mouth series. The programme will be broadcast on Tue 7 April 4-4.30pm and repeated on Mon 13 April at 11pm. Details of the programme can be found here.
Posted: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 09:04
John Florentin, Professor Emeritus, and Geoff Sharman, Visiting Professor, in the Department will present a seminar entitled "Bringing Programming Languages up to Date" to the BCS Advanced Programming Specialist Group meeting at 6pm on Thursday 12th March.
Venue: BCS HQ, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross. Further details
Posted: Wednesday, 18 February 2009 08:50
Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo has been awarded a Conference Grant of £660 by the Royal Society for her paper "Designing Self-Organization for Evolvable Assembly Systems" presented at the IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO08) in Venice, October 2008.