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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Professor Simon Moore receives “10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper” award

A research paper by Robert Mullins, Andrew West and Simon Moore was selected as the “10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper” in the 2016 Asia & South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC). The award for the paper, “The design and implementation … Continue reading

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Computer Lab start-up Unikernel Systems acquired by Docker Inc

Unikernel Systems, co-founded by Computer Laboratory staff and postdoctoral researchers, has been acquired by San Francisco based Docker Inc. Founded in 2015, Unikernel Systems provides a new approach to building, deploying and managing cloud services. The acquisition enables Docker Inc … Continue reading

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Thomas Sauerwald awarded prestigious European Research Council Starting Grant

Dr Thomas Sauerwald, University Lecturer in Computer Science, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. His funded project titled “Dynamics of Multiple, Interacting and Concurrent Markov Chains” will run from 2016-2021, and aims to explore new … Continue reading

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Andra Adams named a winner of UK ICT Pioneers 2015

PhD student, Andra Adams, has been named the winner of the UK ICT Pioneers 2015 in the category ‘Transforming Society’. UK ICT Pioneers is ‘a unique partnership between Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and key stakeholders that aims … Continue reading

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