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Transition Consulting Scholarships
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Computer Science spin-out wins top prize in Bristol
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SensaGest are developing a state-of-the-art nurse call system that can be operated by people with minimal hand movement and will be connected to a small wearable computer which will relay alerts to a paging device carried by a nurse or care worker.

Department participates in new Bristol Centre for Complexity Science
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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
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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
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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
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From August 2006 Prof Nigel Smart takes over as being Head of Department of Computer Science from Prof David May.

Bristol Computer Science in top five again
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The Times Online has ranked the Computer Science department at Bristol 5th in a league table of Computer Science departments in the UK. The league table was compiled by taking into account the quality of the teaching, research and the students at the institute.

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