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Birkbeck Global Futures Scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, 16 February 2021 14:00

A scholarship for postgraduate students for the academic year 2021/22. Birkbeck Global Futures Scholarship will automatically be applied as a discount to the tuition fee to bring it in line with the home tuition fee.

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New AHRC grant on Museums in the Pandemic: Risk, closure and resilience

Posted: Monday, 15 February 2021 14:00

Fiona Candlin (History of Art), Alex Poulovassilis and Andrea Ballatore (Geography) have been awarded £190,000 from the UKRI AHRC Rapid Response scheme to carry out research into risk, closure and resilience in the UK museum sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Senior Lecturer Post (closing date 28-Mar-2021)

Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2021 09:00

We wish to appoint a new member of the academic staff at Senior Lecturer level, specifically to take on the role of Programme Director for our new online MSc in collaboration with the University of London Worldwide. Applications for this role are now open and you can find full details here.

Free data science taster course

Free data science taster course

Posted: Monday, 18 January 2021 15:00

Our free two week online Data Science taster course launches on the Monday 18th January. Details & sign up.

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Smartphone app monitors Parkinson's disease remotely

Posted: Monday, 11 January 2021 09:00

A new smartphone app, developed by researchers at Birkbeck and UCL, allows clinicians to remotely monitor their patients' Parkinson's disease symptoms. The app, called cloudUPDRS, developed by Birkbeck researchers led by Professor George Roussos and clinical researchers from UCL, is certified as a medical device under EU regulations. More details...

DCS seminar by Dr. Paul Brown on "Fast Generation of Unlabelled Free Trees using Weight Sequences"

Posted: Wednesday, 2 December 2020 00:00

DCS seminar by Dr. Paul Brown on "Fast Generation of Unlabelled Free Trees using Weight Sequences"

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New funding award for the Mapping Museums project

Posted: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 09:55

Alex Poulovassilis and Fiona Candlin (History of Art) have been awarded funding of £35,000 from the UKRI Covid-19 Extension Allocation to continue the research and dissemination activities of the Mapping Museums project. They will be working with researchers Dr Valeri Katerinchuk and Mark Liebenrood (History of Art) during December 2020 to September 2021 to extend the Mapping Museums database with new functionalities and new data, visit and interview more museum founders, and produce a comprehensive research monograph detailing the project's findings on the state of the UK museum sector.

Lecturer in Computer Science London

Posted: Thursday, 5 November 2020 15:00

Birkbeck Department of Computer Science and Information Systems has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Computer Science. The salary is in the range £38,594 to £53,342 per annum (Grade7/8). The post is full-time and open-ended. Please see further details here. The closing date for applications is 3rd December 2020.

Dilek Celik awarded in UK Doctoral Researcher Awards 2020

Dilek Celik awarded in UK Doctoral Researcher Awards 2020

Posted: Friday, 30 October 2020 11:03

Dilek Celik was awarded Best Poster in category and also received an Honourable Mention Award for her PhD study at the Doctoral Research Awards in September 2020.

DRA is a UK wide academic competition which is awarded annually to junior researchers who are pursuing, or have recently completed, doctoral degrees in the UK. It has been organised annually since 2012.

Prof Arthur Spirling of NYU on Word Embedding

Posted: Thursday, 22 October 2020 11:00

BIDA is pleased to host a talk today at 5pm by Prof Arthur Spirling of NYU on Word Embedding. Please sign in on the link below if you would like to join the event.

Join event here at 5pm Thursday 22nd Oct 2020

Word Embeddings: What works, what doesn’t, and how to tell the difference for applied research

Prof. Arthur Spirling, New York University

Word embeddings are becoming popular for political science research, yet we know little about their properties and performance. To help scholars seeking to use these techniques, we explore the effects of key parameter choices---including context window length, embedding vector dimensions and pre-trained vs locally fit variants---on the efficiency and quality of inferences possible with these models.