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Bristol CS academic elected as chair of European conference
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Simon McIntosh-Smith has been elected as chair of the Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Conference (MRSC 2010) in recognition of his contributions in the field of novel architectures and high performance computing. The conference will be held in Rome in March 2010.

CS graduate wins best student business award
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Jennifer Griffiths, who graduated with first-class honours in Computer Science earlier this year, won the best student business award for her business Snap Fashion, in the first-ever South West University Enterprise awards.

Watching me, watching you
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Software that tracks shoppers' eye movements as they browse supermarket shelves may seem a bit Big Brother, but the latest technology in 'eye-tracking', which monitors what grabs a person's attention, could have far-reaching implications for consumers and result in services being tailored towards their specific interests in the future.

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 EPSRC research projects, the cryptography research group is offering several "internships" for summer 2009/10.

Computer Scientists win Morpho Challenge 2009
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A team of computer scientists at the University of Bristol has won an international competition on unravelling the structure of words by means of machine learning methods.

Cryptographers present three papers at Asiacrypt in Tokyo
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Three papers by academics from the Cryptography Group at Bristol University’s Department of Computer Science will be presented at the ASIACRYPT conference in Tokyo this week, 6th to 10th December.

Bristol computer science professor on public lecture tour for GCSE pupils
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Bristol professor Dave Cliff is the sole computer scientist among the 16 distinguished scientists on the roster for "GCSE Science Live", a series of major one-day conferences for GCSE pupils. Other speakers include Prof Richard Dawkins, Prof Lord Robert Winston, Prof Baroness Susan Greenfield, Prof Sir David King, Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, and Dr Ben Goldacre (of "Bad Science" fame).

BCCS student wins poster prize
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Chris Musselle, a PhD student working in the Department of Computer Science, has won the Best Student Poster prize at the 6th European Conference on Complex Systems, held at Warwick University on the 21-25 September 2009. The award was sponsored by Springer.

Best Industrial Paper Prize Won at BMVC 2009
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Xiaosong Wang and Prof. Majid Miremhdi, members of the Computer Vision group, have been awarded the Best Industrial Paper prize at the 20th British Machine Vision Conference held at Queen Mary, University of London on 7-10 September, 2009.

Bristol's Research on Animal Biometrics on Show in Japan
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In July 2009 the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures travelled to Tokyo and Osaka for another series of presentations after their broadcast on UK national TV last December. The lectures featured Bristol's unique research into Visual Animal Biometrics including a live demo that explains the scientific concepts behind the work to a general audience.

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