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 algorithms based on multiple random walks that are able to cope with massive and complex data sets.
The ERC is the first pan-European funding organisation for frontier research with a budget of 13.1 billion EURO for the period 2014-2020.
ERC starting grants are designed to support outstanding scientists in Europe with 2-7 years of postdoctoral experience to conduct cutting-edge research.
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 to recognise the most exceptional UK doctoral students in ICT-related topics who are able to communicate and demonstrate the excellence and exploitation potential of their research.’
Andra is a member of the Rainbow Group under the supervision of Professor Peter Robinson.
Mark Batty has been named the winner of the 2015 CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertation Competition.
The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC), in conjunction with BCS and BCS Academy of Computing, annually selects for publication the best British PhD/DPhil dissertations in computer science.
Mark’s dissertation ‘The C11 and C++11 Concurrency Model‘ makes significant contributions to the understanding of memory models for C and C++.
Mark was a member of the Programming, Logic, and Semantics Group under the supervision of Professor Peter Sewell.
Cambridge teams triumphed at The UK/IE Programming Contest (UKIEPC) 2015. Not only did a team from the University come first, but Cambridge teams filled ten slots in the top twenty.
Team EE Dragons (first) and Team Beuler (third) will now progress to the North Western European Regional Contest (NWERC) for the ACM Intercollegiate Programming Competition.
Lab researchers Liang Wang, Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Prof. Jon Crowcroft have won the best paper award at ACM ICN 2015.
The paper “Pro-Diluvian: Understanding Scoped-Flooding for Content Discovery in Information-Centric Networking” is a joint work between the Networking for Development Lab (a research group within the Computer Laboratory exploring novel ways of delivering universal Internet access), University of Helsinki and Technische Universität München.
The Computer Laboratory has received a prestigious bronze Athena SWAN award, the charter that recognises commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.
Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering, has been named the winner of the 2015 SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation award.
The award is given for outstanding and innovative technical contributions to the field of computer and communication security that have had lasting impact in furthering or understanding the theory or development of secure systems.
John Daugman OBE FREng, Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding contribution to engineering.
Lab Research Associate Sam Aaron can often be found in school classrooms teaching children to create music by writing code using Sonic Pi. However, recently he welcomed a slightly older pupil, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra DJ MistJam. The pair used Sonic Pi to compose a piece, inspired by Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.
PhD student Oliver Chick has received the Best Paper Award at APSys15.
The paper, ‘Shadow Kernels: A General Mechanism For Kernel Specialization in Existing Operating Systems’, is joint work with Lucian Carata, James Snee, Nikilesh Balakrishnan and Ripduman Sohan.