Computer Laboratory receives prestigious Athena SWAN award

The Computer Laboratory has received a prestigious bronze Athena SWAN award, the charter that recognises commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.

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Ross Anderson named winner of 2015 SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation award

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.

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Professor John Daugman elected to Academy Fellowship

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.

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RA Sam Aaron teaches BBC DJ to compose music using Sonic Pi

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’.

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Oliver Chick wins APSys15 best paper award

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.

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Lab PhD student wins ACM Student Research Competition at SIGCOMM 2015

First year PhD student Heidi Howard has won the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGCOMM 2015 for ‘Coracle: Evaluating consensus at the internet edge.’

The paper is joint work with Professor Jon Crowcroft.

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Mark Batty receives John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award

Mark Batty has received the John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award.

His 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.

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TexLive 2015 now available on the filer

The latest version of TeXLive is now available on the filer in /usr/groups/texlive.
Using the standard TeXLive naming convention, it is in the directory 2015.

The symb links oldest, current and latest point to 2012, 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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EPSRC funds Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre

Thanks to an EPSRC grant, the Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre will be operational from October 1st 2015.

The Centre is a multi-disciplinary initiative combining expertise from the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, Institute of Criminology and Faculty of Law.

The primary aim of the centre is to improve the security of users of cloud services, and to improve outcomes for those who would be affected by their misuse.

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Lab PhD awarded Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Luana Bulat who has been awarded a Google Anita Borg Scholarship.

Luana is a member of the Natural Language and Information Processing Group, under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Clark.

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