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Bjarne Stroustrup to receive 2018 Charles Stark Draper Prize

The National Academy of Engineering has announced that Bjarne Stroustrup will receive the 2018 Charles Start Draper Prize for Engineering. The prize has been awarded ‘for conceptualizing and developing the C++ programming language’. The $500,000 annual award is given to … Continue reading

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Cambridge team wins The 2017 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest

Congratulations to Team Me[N]ta∭ca, winners of The 2017 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest. NWERC 2017 is an official regional contest in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. It draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, … Continue reading

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Cambridge joins new UK Hardware Security Institute

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are part of the new £5m multi-university Research Institute to improve hardware security and reduce vulnerability to cyber threats. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Cyber Security … Continue reading

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Department’s researchers awarded a double at SPLASH 2017

Department researchers Victor Gomes, Martin Kleppmann, Dominic Mulligan, and Alastair Beresford have been awarded both a distinguished paper award and a distinguished artefact award for their paper “Verifying strong evential consistency in distributed systems” at the ACM SIGPLAN conference on … Continue reading

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Cambridge teams triumph at the 2017 UK & Ireland Programming Contest

Cambridge teams occupied six of the top ten places (including 1st place) at this year’s UK & Ireland Programming Contest (UKIEPC). The UKIEPC is the UK & Ireland Subregional Contest for NWERC (the Northwestern Europe European Regional Contest), of the … Continue reading

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Stephen Dolan wins 2017 CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertation Award

Stephen Dolan has been named the winner of the 2017 CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation ‘Algebraic subtyping’. The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC), in conjunction with BCS and BCS Academy of Computing, annually selects for … Continue reading

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Computer Laboratory researchers win SIGPLAN Most Influential ICFP Paper Award 2017

Computer Laboratory researchers, led by Professor Peter Sewell, have won the SIGPLAN Most Influential ICFP Paper Award 2017. The paper “Ott: Effective Tool Support for the Working Semanticist” is joint work between members of the Computer Laboratory’s Programming, Logic, and … Continue reading

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Zafar Gilani presents research on Twitter bots

PhD student Zafar Gilani recently presented the results of research on Twitter bots, at the International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining in Sydney, Australia. Twitter has more than 300 million monthly active users. But Gilani and … Continue reading

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Computer Laboratory researchers win best paper award at ACM SIGCOMM 2017

Computer Laboratory researchers Gianni Antichi, Marcin Wójcik, and Andrew W. Moore, along with co-authors, have won the best paper award at ACM SIGCOMM 2017. The paper “Re-architecting datacenter networks and stacks for low latency and high performance” is a joint … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi wins UK’s top engineering innovation prize

Raspberry Pi has won the UK’s top engineering innovation prize – the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. Known for spotting the ‘next big thing’, the annual MacRobert Award is presented to the engineers behind the UK engineering profession’s most … Continue reading

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