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Cambridge has topped the Guardian University Guide league table for computer science.
Universities are ranked according to spending per student; their staff/student ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how happy final-year students are with their courses, based on the annual National Student Survey.
The Computer Laboratory is proud to announce that Tadas Baltrusaitis, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez and Al- Mustafa Zaidi have been awarded Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships 2012.
Qualcomm invited applications for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships from outstanding PhD students in the Computer Laboratory, Information Engineering and the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge.
The fellowships focus on recognizing, rewarding and mentoring innovative PhD students across a broad range of technical research areas.
Congratulations to research student Vaiva Imbrasaite who has been awarded a Google Anita Borg Scholarship.
Vaiva is a member of the Rainbow Graphics & Interaction Group, under the supervision of Professor Peter Robinson.
Ubisense, founded by the Computer Laboratory’s Professor Andy Hopper, has won two prestigious UK Queen’s Awards; for International Trade and for Innovation.
The first award for International Trade recognises Ubisense’s outstanding growth in overseas earnings, with export markets now representing 97% of total revenue.
The second award for Innovation has been given to Ubisense for developing a real-time, location-tracking system that can precisely determine the 3D position of tagged objects to a much higher accuracy than is possible with technologies such as GPS.
CBBC Newsround visits the Computer Laboratory to see the Raspberry Pi in action and how it can get kids inventing.
Congratulations to first-year computer science undergraduate Jonathan Millican, who has been named the UK’s ‘Cyber Security Champion‘ following a competition sponsored by GCHQ and other industry heavyweights.
Jonathan saw off competition from more than 30 other finalists in the competition to claim the top spot.
Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory has nurtured the Raspberry Pi through its development.
With the release of the first boards, the Financial Times visited the Lab to put the Pi to the test. They challenged Philip Bielby from Jagex Game Studios, and A-level students from Hills Road Sixth Form, to write a fully functional computer game in an hour.
Watch the Pi being put through its paces.
The regular remote backups that were suspended on 30th January have now resumed. In particular home directories are now up to date on the remote server and should continue to be backed up hourly.
Some snapshots with non-standard names will remain on the local filer for about another week.
There has recently been a change to the IPv6 address allocations used in the University, though at present this affects relatively few people. The reason for the change is that the original allocation to Cambridge was not thought to be large enough; a larger allocation was subsequently obtained but this entails phasing out the old addresses.
The use of
2001:630:200::/48 is now deprecated in Cambridge, and these addresses might one day be allocated to a different institution. The replacement allocation is
2001:630:210::/44. The address space in use in the Computer Lab is now
2001:630:212:200:/56. There is no guarantee that the address space used in CL will always be contiguous, but the 256 subnets we have been allocated should last us for some time.
This change should only affect people who are doing any kind of address filtering or access list that uses numeric addresses.