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RealVNC wins most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation

RealVNC, co-founded by Professor Andy Hopper and Dr Andy Harter, has won the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, the premier award for UK innovation in engineering. John Robinson FREng, chair of the MacRobert Award judging panel, said: “RealVNC was … Continue reading

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Jon Crowcroft receives 2014 IEEE Internet Award

Jon Crowcroft, Marconi Professor of Communications Systems, has been awarded the 2014 IEEE Internet Award. The award, sponsored by Nokia Corporation, recognizes exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology for network architecture, mobility and/or end-use applications.

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Glynn Winskel awarded LICS Test of Time award

Glynn Winskel, Professor of Computer Science, has been awarded the LICS (Logic and Computer Science) Test of Time award for his paper with Andre Joyal and Mogens Nielsen on ”Bisimulation from Open Maps” which appeared in LICS 1993 – see … Continue reading

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Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes born this day 100 years ago

Today is the centenary of the birth of Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes, computer pioneer and past head of the Computer Laboratory.

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PhD student awarded Google scholarship

PhD student Toby Moncaster has been awarded a Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Toby will receive a EUR 7,000 scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year and will be invited to visit a Google’s Zurich office for a networking retreat.

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Cambridge formally recognised as centre of excellence for cybsersecurity research

The University of Cambridge has been recognized as an “Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research” (ACE-CSR) by the UK Government. The status is further acknowledgement of Cambridge’s long-standing record of world-class research in the field of cybersecurity, in … Continue reading

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John Daugman inducted into the US National Inventors Hall of Fame

John Daugman, Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, has been inducted into the US National Inventors Hall of Fame. The National Inventors Hall of Fame annually accepts nominations for men and women whose work has changed society and improved … Continue reading

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Jean Bacon awarded honorary doctorate

Jean Bacon, Professor of Distributed Systems, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Open University. The honorary award will be conferred in Ely on June 1st 2013.

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Two new lectureships announced

The Computer Laboratory is pleased to announce that Dr Robert Watson and Dr Thomas Sauerwald have been appointed to Lectureships. Dr Watson, currently a Senior Research Associate at the Computer Laboratory, has been appointed from June 1st 2013. Dr Thomas … Continue reading

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Computer Lab spin-out Cronto acquired

Computer Lab spin-out Cronto, a provider of secure visual transaction authentication solutions for online banking, has been acquired by VASCO Data Security International, Inc. VASCO acquired all of the stock of Cronto in exchange for an initial cash consideration of … Continue reading

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