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Two Lecturers to Present at IBM
06-Mar-2008
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Two staff members, Colin Dalton and Nigel Smart, will this year be presenting at IBM's Blue Fusion event. This event runs throughout National Science Week and aims to inspire school children into pursuing careers in science, engineering and technology.

Bristol Professor Named In Top 35 People, Places, & Things That Will Shape The Future
04-Mar-2008
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The EE Times today announced Professor David May as one of the top 35 people, places, and things that will shape the future. Citing his current work with XMOS on Software-Defined Silicon, as well as his pioneering work with the transputer.

Cryptographer Given Honorary Degree
19-Feb-2008
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Today Clifford Cocks was given an honorary degree by the University of Bristol. Clifford was the first person to invent a practical method for public key encryption and was also the inventor of one of the first identity based encryption mechanisms. He was also a major influence behind the founding of the Heilbronn Institute in Bristol.

Bristol academics help children find their way
06-Feb-2008
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Ever come out of a London Underground station and not known where you were? Then you spot a familiar landmark like the Tower of London and suddenly you have your bearings? New research from the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology shows for the first time that global positioning systems technology (GPS) can be used to show how children as young as three find their way around.

Bristol Researcher Gives Invited Lecture at Osaka University
29-Jan-2008
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Sriram Subramanian, Lecturer in Computer Science, gave two invited lectures in Japan under the Pacific Rim International University initiative promoted by Osaka University.

ADEPT project to merge two sub-fields of machine learning
05-Mar-2008
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Tim Kovacs and James Marshall of the Machine Learning and Biological Computation Group will commence the EPSRC-funded ADEPT (Adaptive Dynamic Ensemble Prediction Techniques) project in April 2008. External collaborators are Gavin Brown of the University of Manchester and Jeremy Wyatt of the University of Birmingham. In total the project will feature 2 RAs and 2 PhD students.

Widening participation through robot programming
28-Feb-2008
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This month was the annual robot programming event, organized once a year for local students aged around 15-17. The general aim is to encourage more students to go to University through a series of challenging tasks and events. See more details and a video in the full story.

Real-time Vision Group to Lead 1.4M GBP Project to Develop Next Generation Mapping Systems
12-Feb-2008
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The Real-Time Vision Group will be the technical lead in a recently awarded project to develop the next generation of mapping systems. The group is led by Dr Andrew Calway and Dr Walterio Mayol-Cuevas and their work on visual SLAM will be central to the new project. Worth over 1.4M GBP, the 2 year ViewNet project will be funded by the Technology Strategy Board, the EPSRC and Industrial Partners.

Bristol Summer School on Probabilistic Techniques in Computer Science
01-Feb-2008
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Registration has opened for the Bristol Summer School on Probabilistic Techniques in Computer Science, to be held from 6-11 July 2008.

Bristol Researcher to Chair Conference on Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces
29-Jan-2008
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Sriram Subramanian, Lecturer in Computer Science, will chair the IEEE conference on Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces. The use of interactive surfaces is an exciting and emerging research area attracting interest from industry giants including Microsoft, Philips and Mitsubishi.

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