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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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Dr Marwa Mahmoud presents research on new artificial intelligence system

Dr Marwa Mahmoud recently presented the results of research on a new artificial intelligence system designed to detect pain levels in sheep, at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition in Washington, DC. The new system … Continue reading

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Diana Popescu named Google Women Techmakers Scholar

Diana Popescu has been named a Google Women Techmakers Scholar 2017. Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the … Continue reading

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Professor Andy Hopper appointed Treasurer of the Royal Society

Professor Andy Hopper CBE FREng FRS has been appointed Treasurer of the Royal Society. The appointment, which is for five years, starts on November 30 2017. Andy has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his influential work, with … Continue reading

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Cambridge Computer Lab Ring Company of the Year, Improbable, raises $500m

Cambridge Computer Lab Ring Company of the Year, Improbable, has raised $502m from Japan’s SoftBank corporation. Founded in 2012 by Computer Lab graduates Herman Narula and Rob Whitehead, Improbable’s software simulates systems on a massive scale with a level of … Continue reading

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