slogin-new and slogin-old DNS names removed

The transitional DNS names slogin-new and slogin-old have been removed now that the slogin-serv system is believed stable, to ensure thhat nobody is still relying on them.

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DeepMind Scholarships

DeepMind scholarships are now available for support candidates intending to study for the M.Phil in Advanced Computer Science. Eligibility requirements and further details are available. The closing date scholarship applications for October 2019 entry will be 31st March 2019.

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Cambridge team wins the 2018 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest

Congratulations to Team Treenity, winners of The 2018 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest.

NWERC 2018 is an official regional contest in the International Collegiate Programming Contest. It draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

Team Treenity will now advance to the ICPC World Finals which take place in Porto in 2019.

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Old print server being retired

The old print server (version 1-6-2) will be retired in stages over the next week or so. Most users will not be affected, as they are already using our new server.

The only people who need to take action are those who used Bonjour to load printers via the old server, which will be
mostly Mac users. These printers will cease to work and they should be deleted and replaced with printers using the
new server.

At the moment a Bonjour user will typically see two entries for each printer, e.g.

alder:FS19:RICOH Aficio SP C430DN PS @ svr-cups-1-6-2
alder:FS19:RICOH Aficio SP C430DN PS @ svr-cups-2-2-7

The svr-cups-1-6-2 versions will be removed and any printers loaded using them should be reloaded using the svr-cups-2-2-7 version.

Note that the printers will be removed from the old server in stages over a week rather than all at once. This is an
attempt to reduce a potential tsunami of “printing is broken” messages to a more manageable trickle.

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Dr Amanda Prorok receives Best Paper Award at DARS 2018

Dr Amanda Prorok has received the Best Paper Award, at DARS 2018: 14th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, for ‘Redundant Robot Assignment on Graphs with Uncertain Edge Costs‘.

Dr Prorok is a member of the Digital Technology Group.

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Robert Sansom Professorship of Computer Science to be appointed

The Department of Computer Science and Technology (formerly, the Computer
Laboratory) will be appointing a new Robert Sansom Professorship of Computer
Science in 2019/20.

The Chair will build on the University’s strengths in computer science and will
be based in the Department of Computer Science and Technology. The position
will be advertised soon (in the current academic term), and the University will
be seeking to encourage applications from a broad area of applied computer
science systems domains including Communications Systems, Operating
Systems, Programming Languages, Storage Systems and so forth.

Anyone with informal enquiries should contact Professor Jon Crowcroft:
jon.crowcroft@cl.cam.ac.uk.

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Dr Robert Harle receives ACM Ubicomp 10 Year Impact Award

Dr Robert Harle has been awarded the ACM Ubicomp 10 Year Impact Award at Ubicomp 2018, for his paper from 2008 entitled ‘Pedestrian localisation for indoor environments’.

The paper was joint work with Oliver Woodman.

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Dr Noa Zilberman named in list of 10 Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications

Dr Noa Zilberman, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and member of the Networks and Operating Systems Group, has been named in the fourth list of “N2Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications”.

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Dr Richard Gibbens (1962 – 2018)

It is with great shock and sadness that we announce the death of Richard Gibbens on 12 August 2018, following a short illness. Richard was Reader in Network Modelling in the Department, and had been promoted to a Professorship from 1 October 2018.   Richard was a very valued member of the department who was recognised internationally for his research.  He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and all who worked with him.

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DeepMind Chair of Machine Learning to be appointed

The Department of Computer Science and Technology is to appoint a DeepMind Chair of Machine Learning thanks to a benefaction from the world-leading AI company.

The first DeepMind Chair is expected to take up their position in October 2019.

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