Category Archives: Awards and honours

News about awards, honours, prizes and competitions won by people or organizations related to the Computer Laboratory

Dr Andy Harter awarded prestigious Faraday Medal

Visiting Industrial Fellow Dr Andy Harter has been awarded the Faraday Medal, the most prestigious award of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The Faraday Medal dates back to 1922, and is awarded for notable scientific or industrial achievement … Continue reading

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Advait Sarkar receives highly commended award at VL/HCC 2016

Advait Sarkar has received a highly commended award at the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) for his paper ‘Visual discovery and model-driven explanation of time series patterns’. The paper is joint work with Alan Blackwell, … Continue reading

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Professor Andy Hopper named a Royal Society Premier Medallist

Professor Andy Hopper CBE FREng FRS has been awarded The Bakerian Medal and Lecture 2017 for his outstanding research in computer technology, with significant economic impacts, in particular his work in computer networking and sentient computing systems with an aim … Continue reading

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Professor Andy Hopper receives the ACM Sigmobile Test-of-Time Award

Professor Andy Hopper has received the ACM Sigmobile Test-of-Time award for “The active badge location system.” The paper is joint work with Roy Want, Veronica Falcao and Jonathan Gibbons. The SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time awards recognize papers that have had a sustained … Continue reading

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Mariana Marasoiu receives honourable mention at EuroVis 2016

Mariana Marasoiu has received an honourable mention at EuroVis 2016 for ‘Clarifying Hypotheses by Sketching Data’. The paper is joint work with Alan Blackwell, Advait Sarkar and Martin Spott. Mariana is a member of the Rainbow Graphics & Interaction Group … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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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