Networks and Operating Systems Group calls for applicatins for METRICS studentships

The Computer Laboratory’s Networks and Operating Systems Group calls for applications for the Marie Curie ITN METRICS studentships.

Further details can be found here.

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Marie Curie ITN METRICS Studentships

Andrew Moore offers two studentships on:

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Filer running slowly

The filer is running slowly at the moment. This is because we’re copying
the entire filesystem to the replacement machine. The ultimate goal is
to make everything faster, but in the short term we have to suffer some

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Raspberry Pi wins INDEX 2013 award

Congratulations to Raspberry Pi, which was been awarded an INDEX 2013 Award in the Play and Learning category.

The INDEX awards are the biggest design awards in the world and are widely recognised as the most important.

INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach. They inspire, educate and engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges.

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Steven Murdoch receives Royal Society-EPSRC fellowship

Dr Steven Murdoch is one of seven Royal Society research fellows to receive further research funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in what is a new collaboration between the Royal Society and the EPSRC.

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Eben Upton receives prestigious Silver Medal

Eben Upton, co-founder of the Rapsberry Pi Foundation, is one of four entrepreneurs to receive a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal.

The Silver Medal recognises an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to British engineering.

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RealVNC wins most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation

RealVNC, co-founded by Professor Andy Hopper and Dr Andy Harter, has won the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, the premier award for UK innovation in engineering.

John Robinson FREng, chair of the MacRobert Award judging panel, said: “RealVNC was selected for the MacRobert award because of the engineering excellence and tenacious entrepreneurship required for them to have opened the door to countless new markets for new product and services. For a relatively small UK company with no external investors to have grown to work with the world’s biggest technology companies is truly inspiring.”

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Jon Crowcroft receives 2014 IEEE Internet Award

Jon Crowcroft, Marconi Professor of Communications Systems, has been awarded the 2014 IEEE Internet Award.

The award, sponsored by Nokia Corporation, recognizes exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology for network architecture, mobility and/or end-use applications.

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Glynn Winskel awarded LICS Test of Time award

Glynn Winskel, Professor of Computer Science, has been awarded the LICS (Logic and Computer Science) Test of Time award for his paper with Andre Joyal and Mogens Nielsen on ”Bisimulation from Open Maps” which appeared in LICS 1993 – see

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Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes born this day 100 years ago

Today is the centenary of the birth of Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes, computer pioneer and past head of the Computer Laboratory.

Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes (26 June 1913 – 29 November 2010)

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