new slogin-new – consider using slogin-serv

The service name ‘slogin-new.cl.cam.ac.uk‘ is used for the newest slogin pilot or service for the department (see Time Sharing Syetsms).
A new system is in development, so anyone wanting to use the previous ‘new’ server sandy should use slogin-serv.cl.cam.ac.uk (using ssh user keys) or sandy (using Kereberos). TGT server users should check their configuration files.

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Jingyun Zhang wins CAPE Acorn Post-graduate Research Award 2016

PhD student Jingyun Zhang has won a CAPE Acorn Post-graduate Research Award 2016 for a joint project with Lu Bai.

The project, The Digital Distributed Antenna System (DDAS) over Internet Protocol (IP), is one of three to receive the CAPE Acorn Award.

Jingyun Zhang is a member of the Systems Research Group under the supervision of Dr Andrew Moore.

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Wheeler Lecture 2016

The Wheeler lecture for 2016 will be given by Dr. Andrew Herbert on Wednesday 25th May. The programme is now available, and registration is open if you wish to attend.

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University of Cambridge wins both individual and team gold at national cybersecurity competition

Dr Frank Stajano launched and hosted the Inter-ACE Cyberchallenge, a hacking competition between the country’s GCHQ-recognized Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).

The event was run on April 23rd at the Computer Laboratory, in partnership with Facebook.

Ten of the 13 ACE-CSRs sent a team of four students to Cambridge. In parallel, an individual competition was also run online for students who were not in their ACE’s team.

Cambridge won both individual and team gold. The winning team comprised Stella Lau, Will Shackleton, Cheng Sun, Gábor Szarka. The winner of individual gold was Dimitrije Erdeljan. All are undergraduates at the Computer Laboratory.

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Dr Markus Kuhn receives Bright Ideas Award

Dr Markus Kuhn received a Bright Ideas Award in a ceremony at the University Information Service (UIS) on April 7th 2016.

For the inaugural Bright Ideas campaign, UIS chose to target the 900-strong Cambridge IT community with a technology-focused issue: “affordable ideas that would make a difference to the tech community and the University”.

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Professor John Daugman elected a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors

Professor John Daugman has been elected a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI) at a ceremony in Washington DC.

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.

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Erroll Wood receives ACM Emerging Investigator Award

Erroll Wood has received the Emerging Investigator Award at the ACM SIGGraph Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications for his paper ‘Learning an appearance-based gaze estimator from one million synthesised images’. The paper is joint work with Tadas Baltrusaitis, Louis-Philippe Morency, Peter Robinson and Andreas Bulling.

The award was made at the ETRA meeting held in Charleston, SC, from 14 to 17 March 2016.

Erroll is a research student working for a PhD in the Graphics and Interaction (Rainbow) research group under the supervision of Professor Peter Robinson.

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Robert Harle awarded Pilkington Prize

Dr Robert Harle has been awarded a Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching.

The Pilkington Teaching Award recognises excellence and innovation in teaching, making a significant impact on the student learning experience.

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Ramsey Faragher and Robert Harle receive presitigious Dr Samuel M Burka Award

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented its Dr Samuel M Burka Award to Dr Ramsey M Faragher and Dr Robert K Harle for their paper “Towards an Efficient, Intelligent Opportunistic Smartphone Indoor Positioning System” published in the Spring 2015 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp.55-72.

The Burka Award was presented at the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting in Monterey, California January 25-28, 2016.

The Dr Samuel M Burka Award recognises outstanding achievement in the preparation of a paper contributing to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing.

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SwiftKey, Cambridge Ring 2015 Hall of Fame winner, acquired by Microsoft

SwiftKey, the winner of the Cambridge Ring Hall of Fame Company of the Year Award 2015, has been acquired by Microsoft for $250m.

As well as the popular smartphone app, SwiftKey is known for being behind the computer software on Professor Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair.

Co-founded by Computer Lab graduate Ben Medlock, SwiftKey is the latest UK artificial intelligence (AI) firm to be bought up by a US tech giant.

DeepMind, co-founded by fellow Computer Lab graduate Demis Hassabis, was bought by Google for $400m in 2014.

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