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SensaGest is "Winner of Winners" for best business idea
29-Nov-2006
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Spin-out company SensaGest, from the Computer Science department, has won this year's Winner of Winners competition taking the top prize of 10,000 pounds. The event, sponsored by Knowledge West, takes the best business ideas from the University of Bristol, Bath and the West of England.

Transition Consulting Scholarships
08-Nov-2006
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Transition Consulting Ltd (TCL) is offering a studentship of 1500 pounds to one student from each year. In addition to the studentship, winners will be offered the option of a four week paid work placement with TCL in Exeter.

Thrill Lab at The Science Museum
27-Oct-2006
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The Wearable and Mobile computing group, under the Equator project, is actively involved with the Thrill Lab event at the Science Museum's Dana Centre. The event, curated by Brendan Walker, runs for 3 weeks and aims to explore the science of Thrill.

Misys Scholarships - Deadline Extended
06-Oct-2006
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The Misys Charitable Foundation will soon be considering a new round of candidates for its scholarships, designed to help students with a clear financial need reach their potential. The scholarships are open to Computer Science students, and those studying a degree which includes a strong component of IT, who have completed their first year.

Machine Learning to improve morphological analysis
26-Sep-2006
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EPSRC has awarded Professor Peter Flach and Dr Ksenia Shalonova GBP 350,000 for a project studying the use of advanced machine learning techniques such as inductive logic programming to learn the morphology of complex synthetic languages including Russian, Turkish and isiZulu (a Bantu language spoken in South Africa). The project is due to start on 1 October 2006 and runs for 3.5 years.

New Enterprise Competition launched
29-Nov-2006
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The University of Bristol's annual New Enterprise Competition has been launched. The Computer Science department typically puts on a strong showing at the competition, with a string of finalists and prize winners in previous years, including last year's winner, SensaGest, which recently went on to win the Winners of Winners competition.

Department participates in new Bristol Centre for Complexity Science
01-Nov-2006
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EPSRC has awarded four million pounds to set up the Bristol Centre for Complexity Science, in which the Department of Computer Science is a major partner. Complexity Science deals with large networks of many smaller elements that interact to produce complex behaviour. The Centre provides a highly interdisciplinary four-year training programme for 15 PhD students per year.

Department Hosts IBM Eclipse Symposium
12-Oct-2006
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On November 1st the Department of Computer Science will host a symposium by IBM on their open-source software development platform, Eclipse. The event features talks and lab-based practical sessions run by IBM's leading experts, and is open to all University of Bristol students and staff.

Google Scholarship
29-Sep-2006
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The Computer Science department and Google are pleased to announce the launch of the Google Prize Scholarship, which will be awarded to Bristol's most talented female Computer Science student at the start of the 2006 / 2007 year.

New Head of Department for Computer Science
25-Aug-2006
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From August 2006 Prof Nigel Smart takes over as being Head of Department of Computer Science from Prof David May.

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