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

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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A tribute to Negar Miralaei

Staff and students at the Computer Laboratory were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Negar Miralaei.

Negar was a fourth year PhD student soon to submit her dissertation. Her supervisor Dr Timothy Jones said “Negar loved to travel, and seized the opportunities she was given to attend conferences and workshops across Europe and the United States.

She also loved visiting different parts of the UK in her spare time, making her way as far as the Scottish Highlands and, more recently, Northern Ireland. She would always come back full of excitement about her trips and tell me all the amazing things she had seen. It was difficult to believe that the first time she had set foot outside Iran was when she went to Turkey to apply for her British visa to come to Cambridge.

Negar had many friends, and was well liked by everyone she worked with. She was a generous, kind person and friendly to everyone she met. Within the Computer Lab we will all miss her optimism and warm smile. There’s a huge hole now where she used to be.”

All at the Computer Laboratory extend their heartfelt condolences to Negar’s family and friends at this sad time.

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Dr Mateja Jamnik to receive a Royal Society 2016 Athena award.

Dr Mateja Jamnik will receive a Royal Society 2016 Athena award in a ceremony at the Royal Society’s annual diversity conference on 31 October 2016.

Dr Jamnik receives the award for founding women@CL, an initiative targeted at computer science which has started to change the culture in computing departments nationwide.

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