Cambridge team wins ‘Oxford Instruments Special Award’ at iCAN UK 2015

Congratulations to the Computer Laboratory’s Ran Guan and Bob Fang who, as part of team ‘GameBob’ won the Oxford Instruments Special Award at iCAN UK 2015.

The entry received the most audience votes for its “CamTunes” device that embeds sensors into gloves, enabling the wearer to make sounds with different gestures, as if playing the flute.

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2015 Wheeler Lecture

The annual Wheeler Lecture will be given on Tuesday 26th May of this year. Further information is available, and registration is now open.

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DHCP servers upgraded

The main Lab DHCP servers have been replaced. This should not have changed things for clients, so if there are any problems, please report them to sys-admin.

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Another power glitch 2015-03-03 03:06:24

This time it killed a switch ad (at least) two discs.

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West Cambridge power problem 2015/02/23

There was a power problem on the West Cambridge site effecting some of our systems in the WGB and some in the UIS at around 9PM on Mon 23 Feb. Please report any anomalies to sys-admin.

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slogin server upgrade

As there have been no reports of problems with the testing slogin server we plan to swap the DNS pointer over the weekend spanning the end of February and the start of March at which point the old instances will be available for a short time as slogin-old.

If you use the slogin service but have not tested the new instance, please try slogin-new before the changeover to check things work.

PuTTY users should ensure that they are using PuTTY 0.64 or later.

Anyone unable seeing messages such as “no matching mac found: client hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,,hmac-ripem d160,,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96 server,,hmac-ripemd160-etm@,,hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha2-256” should upgrade to a more recent ssh client. If one is not available, please contact sys-admin, and try connecting instead to

The OTPW server slogin-otpw has been using this instance since August 2014 without any problem reports.

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Professor Anuj Dawar to receive Hind Rattan Award 2015

Anuj Dawar, Professor of Logic and Algorithms has been awarded a prestigious Hind Rattan Award for outstanding services, achievements and contributions in his field of research.

The Hind Rattan is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to non-resident Indian citizens (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization under the umbrella of the Government of India.

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Computer Lab to host conference for policy making in the Big Data era

The Computer Laboratory will host the ‘Policy-Making in the Big Data Era‘ conference in June 2015.

The conference committee invites contributions from researchers, policy makers, practitioners in industry and all other stakeholders to explore the latest developments and potentials in policy-making processes.

The deadline for contributions is January 20th 2015.

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EDSAC project reaches key milestone

A project to recreate EDSAC has reached a key milestone.

The project is being led by Dr Andrew Herbert who, early in his career, worked at the Computer Laboratory under EDSAC’s designer Sir Maurice Wilkes.

The work on the recreated EDSAC is due for completion in late 2015.

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Lab PhD wins Best Student Paper Award

Marwa Mahmoud has been awarded the Best Student Paper award at the 2014 ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2014).

The paper on ‘Autonomatic detection of naturalistic hand-over-face gesture descriptors’ is joint work with Tadas Baltrušaitis and Peter Robinson in the Rainbow Graphics and Interaction Research Group.

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