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David May wins lifetime achievement award
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David May FRS FREng, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, as well as Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of spin-out semiconductor company XMOS, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 2010 Elektra Electronics Industry Awards in London on 9 December.

Summer Internships in Cryptography
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Cryptography has quickly become a central and popular theme within degree programmes at the University of Bristol. Funded in part by research projects, the cryptography research group is offering several "internships" for summer 2010/11 for Bristol undergraduate students.

Bristol Professor's report for BECTA on Cloud Computing in UK schools is published
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BECTA, the UK government agency responsible for advising on IT in schools education, has published a report on Cloud Computing, authored by Bristol Professor of Computer Science, Dave Cliff. The report is a non-technical overview of current cloud computing and future possibilities, intended to be read by school-teachers and school IT managers.

Public Lecture on Alan M. Turing - October 13th - 6pm
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The creation of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the UoB will be marked by a public lecture by Dr. Andrew Hodges on Alan M. Turing, at 6pm on Oct 13th, in the Wills Memorial Building.

UKESF Industrial Studentships for Computer Science and Electronics Students
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UKESF is offering scholarships to students studying Computer Science and Electronics degrees at the UKESF partner universities, Bristol being one of them. Scholarships are open to students in any year of their Computer Science and Electronics degree, except the final year.

Dagstuhl Seminar:Secure Computing in the Cloud
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Prof Nigel Smart is co-organizing a Dagstuhl meeting on "Secure Computing in the Cloud" in 2011, along with Benny Pinkas (U. Haifa) and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (Bochum)

School Colloquium: Sir Kingman Festschrift celebration
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Festschrift Presentation by Peter Donnelly FRS FMedSci, Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and Professor of Statistical Science, University of Oxford

What’s on your computer’s mind?
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A team led by Paul Howard-Jones and Rafal Bogacz scanned the brains of players as they battled against an artificial opponent in a computer game. When players were observing their computer competitor make selections, the players’ brains were activated as if they were performing these actions themselves. It has been suggested that such "mirror neurons responses" help to read intentions of others.

Cryptography and Information Security Group hosts successful student internships
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The Cryptography and Information Security Group hosted three successful "student internships" over the summer.

New €3.2 million project aims to build computers that can learn from us
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Computer systems which can learn from us and then help to carry out complex tasks may become a reality thanks to new research being carried out by the Computer Vision Group as part of a €3.2 million project funded by the European Union.

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