Professor Sir Tony Hoare newly elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences

Professor Sir Tony Hoare, an Honorary member of the Computer Laboratory, has been elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) elects new members and foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Election to membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honours that a scientist can receive.

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Professor Lawrence Paulson elected a new fellow of the Royal Society

Lawrence Paulson, Professor of Computational Logic, has been elected a new fellow of the Royal Society.

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.

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Success for Cambridge team at final of Google’s Hash Code 2017

Congratulations to team МЕТАШСА (PhD student Petar Veličković along with Part IB students Marko Stanković and Dimitrije Erdeljan) who came fifth in the final of Google’s Hash Code 2017.

The competition was open to all university students and professionals across the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) region. 2815 teams participated in the Online Qualification Round with 50 invited to the Final.

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Advait Sarkar receives CSAR award

The Cambridge Society for the Application of Research has announced that Advait Sarkar is one of 12 PhD students from the University of Cambridge to receive a CSAR Student Award for 2017.

Advait was a member of the the Rainbow Graphics & Interaction Group under the joint supervision of Alan Blackwell, Mateja Jamnik, and Martin Spott.

Advait will receive his award at a ceremony on June 5th 2017.

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Cristina Muñoz receives best paper award at NetSys 2017

Cristina Muñoz has received a best paper award at NetSys 2017 for his paper‘I(FIB)F: Iterated Bloom Filters for Routing in Named Data Networks’.

The paper is joint work with Liang Wang and Jon Crowcroft both of the University of Cambridge, and Eduardo Solana of the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Part IB Group Design Project winners announced

Congratulations to all the Part IB project design groups who put on a fantastic display at the March 8th demonstrations.

Team Juliet (George Andersen, Luke Baxter, George Prosser, Peter Rugg, Sunny Sun, and Niamh Walsh) scooped this year’s Technical Prize. The group’s project was titled ‘Learn to be an Alien’. Edward Ashton of Frontier Developments acted as client.

The Professional Prize was awarded to Team Papa (Rowan Hall-Maudsley, Chris Jones, Jade Lam, Smriti Pramanick, Christian Silver, and Tianlin Zhang). The project was titled ‘VR Algorave DJ’ and the client was Matthew Johnson of Frontier Developments.

The Better Future Award went to team Oscar (Beth Barnes, Miranda McClennen, Annie O’Neill, Matevz Poljanc, Branislav Uhrin, and Joshua Wong). The project was titled ‘The Deep Learning Society’, with Yana Afanasyeva of Morgan Stanley acting as client.

Abstracts of all the competing design briefs can be found at https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/teaching/group-projects/.

Thanks go to all the clients and to Bloomberg, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley for sponsoring the prizes.

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Computer Lab team awarded bronze medal at Hack Cambridge Recurse

Congratulations to Catalina Cangea, Laurynas Karazija, Edgar Liberis and Petar Veličković who were awarded a bronze medal at Cambridge Hack Recurse.

Around 300 students from around the world descended on Cambridge over the weekend of 28-29 January 2017 for Hack Cambridge Recurse.

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UPS move 10th January 2017

On the 10th January the UPS was moved. This left core services vulnerable to building power outage until it is recommissioned later that day.

At the same time one of our switches in the West Cambridge Data Centre was moved within the cabinet to improve air-flow.

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Professor Cecilia Mascolo reaches the finals of the 2016 Women in Networking/Communications

Professor Cecilia Mascolo is a finalist on the second Networking Networking Women (N2 Women) list of “10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Know”.

The award focuses on women who have had a major impact in networking and/or communications.

Further details can be found on the Networking Networking Women (N2 Women) site.

The main goal of N2 Women is to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. N2 women allows women to connect with other women who share the same research interests, who attend the same conferences, who face the same career hurdles, and who experience the same obstacles.

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Success for Lab teams at Northwestern Europe Regional Contest

Team Me[∰]tallica (PhD student Petar Veličković along with Part IB students Marko Stanković and Dimitrije Erdeljan) were awarded a silver medal at Northwestern Europe Regional Contest (NWERC 2016). A bronze medal was awarded to Team mpttpm (Part II students Momchil Peychev and Tudor Ţiplea along with fellow Cambridge Mathematics student Paul Musca).

The NWERC is integrated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest and draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

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