Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sir Maurice Wilkes, DFBCS FREng FRS

It is with sadness that we announce the death of  Sir Maurice Wilkes on November 29th 2010. Sir Maurice, 97, one of the pioneers of British Computing, was Head of Department from 1946 until 1980. His contributions have been immense … Continue reading

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“wgb” wireless network

The “wgb” wireless network is running very slowly at the moment and is congested. The reason for this is that the ADSL connectivity that lies behind it has been capped at 128kbit/s because of excessive usage under Demon’s fair usage … Continue reading

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Recruiting excellence: the Computer Lab’s recruitment fair is a sell-out

Fifty-one companies will converge on the Computer Laboratory, on Thursday November 18th, for its annual recruitment fair. Well-known names including ARM, Citrix, Disney, Google and Microsoft Research will be amongst those demonstrating the vast scope of career options open to … Continue reading

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Computer Laboratory PhD scoops Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Magnus Myreen has been named the winner of the BCS Distinguished Dissertation competition 2010, for ‘Formal verification of machine-code programs’. Runners-up were Computer Laboratory PhDs Tom Cashman (for ‘NURBS-compatible subdivision surfaces’), and Alexey Gotsman (for ‘Logics and analyses for concurrent … Continue reading

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