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Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, 1927–2018

The Department was saddened by the death of Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer Bt KBE FRS, on 26 December 2018, at the age of 91. Sir Peter was a renowned mathematician specialising in number theory, the advanced study of the relationships … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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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Cambridge team wins The 2017 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest

Congratulations to Team Me[N]ta∭ca, winners of The 2017 Northwestern Europe Regional Contest. NWERC 2017 is an official regional contest in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. It draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, … Continue reading

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Department’s researchers awarded a double at SPLASH 2017

Department researchers Victor Gomes, Martin Kleppmann, Dominic Mulligan, and Alastair Beresford have been awarded both a distinguished paper award and a distinguished artefact award for their paper “Verifying strong evential consistency in distributed systems” at the ACM SIGPLAN conference on … Continue reading

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Annual Faculty Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Faculty will be at 14:15 on Tuesday 7 November 2017 in Lecture Theatre 1 in the William gates Building. The meeting will be followed by refreshments in the Street. All are welcome to attend.

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Stephen Dolan wins 2017 CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertation Award

Stephen Dolan has been named the winner of the 2017 CPHC/BCS Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation ‘Algebraic subtyping’. The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC), in conjunction with BCS and BCS Academy of Computing, annually selects for … Continue reading

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Zafar Gilani presents research on Twitter bots

PhD student Zafar Gilani recently presented the results of research on Twitter bots, at the International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining in Sydney, Australia. Twitter has more than 300 million monthly active users. But Gilani and … Continue reading

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Dr Marwa Mahmoud presents research on new artificial intelligence system

Dr Marwa Mahmoud recently presented the results of research on a new artificial intelligence system designed to detect pain levels in sheep, at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition in Washington, DC. The new system … Continue reading

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