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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.

No Corrections PhD

Posted: Monday, 14 September 2020 16:00

Some PhD advice from Maitrei Kohli

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Computer Science Lecturer A post

Posted: Monday, 18 May 2020 12:00

We are seeking applicants who will help us develop a new postgraduate conversion course in data science, funded by the Office for Students, and to contribute to one of our research groups.

Further information and application pack. The closing date for applications is July 3rd 2020.

BIDA and ISI-USC - Measuring bot and human behavioral dynamics

Posted: Monday, 20 April 2020 09:00

Iacopo Pozzana (BIDA, Birkbeck) and Emilio Ferrara (ISI, University of Southern California) have co-authored a paper on "Measuring bot and human behavioral dynamics". The paper is published in Frontiers in Physics/Social Physics - here.


Posted: Friday, 3 April 2020 14:00

Birkbeck college covid-19 information for students is here.

Launch of the Mapping Museums Database

Posted: Tuesday, 17 March 2020 07:00

The Mapping Museums project team are very pleased to announce today, 17th March 2020, the launch of the Database and Website developed by this 4-year AHRC-funded project, and of a Report detailing our key findings from the data gathered by the project.

Please visit for details about the Mapping Museums project. A short video showing how to use the Browse, Search and Visualise facilities of the database can be accessed here.