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Taking the pulse of security
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In the Summer 2011 edition of the IISPs Pulse magazine Prof. Nigel Smart charts the development and future direction of cryptographic research.

Energy Aware COmputing (EACO): International Workshop to set a Research Agenda, 13/14 July 2011, MVB
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The second in a series of EACO workshops will be held on 13/14 July 2011 in Room 0.01 MVB. International guest speakers and key participants from the local microelectronic design industry will join the members of the microelectronics research group and other academics in the Department of Computer Science to identify Intellectual Challenges in energy-aware computing.

Dr Georg Fuchsbauer wins prize for PhD Thesis
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Dr Georg Fuchsbauer, a postdoctoral researcher in the Cryptography group at the University of Bristol, has won a Europe-wide award for his recent PhD thesis (obtained whilst he was at ENS-Paris) on "Automorphic Signatures and Applications".

Public engagement output from Cryptography group reviewed by Computing at School (CAS) group
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A short book explaining foundational topics in Computer Science via their relationship with Mathematics, and more specifically Information Security, has been reviewed by the national Computing at School (CAS) group.

Robot employed as a receptionist in the Computer Science building
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Two students of Computer Science and Electronics, Marios Harrane and Andreas Anastasiades, developed for their final project a robotic receptionist for the Computer Science building. Once the robot recognizes a person in front of it, it asks if it can help locate a member of staff, recognizes names of most staff working in the building, and gives directions pointing with its robotic arm.

Student's winning pay on demand solution may change the way we are charged for online gaming
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A pioneering student from the Department of Computer Science is set to change the way we pay for online game servers.

PhD Student selected to talk at International Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference
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This years International conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) will be held in Vienna. Amongst the many high profile speakers Adam Sarder a PhD Student in the Intelligent Systems Group has had his work selected from about one thousand poster entries to give a talk at the conference on his work on Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Darwinian Tree of Life.

ERC Advanced Grant for Prof. Nigel Smart
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Professor Nigel Smart in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol has been awarded a major European Research Council grant, of over 2 million Euros, for his project 'Cryptographic Research Involving Practical and Theoretical Outlooks'.

Cryptography Group Launches Industrial Advisory Board
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The Cryptography group at Bristol, today announces the setting up of an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The IAB plan to meet once a year to discuss the research portfolio and directions of the Cryptography group at Bristol. We hope that the new board will result in greater interaction in the area of cryptography between academia and industry.

IAS funding for Workshop on Energy-Aware COmputing (EACO)
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Dr Kerstin Eder and Prof David May have secured funding from the Institute for Advanced Studies to run a series of three workshops on Energy-Aware COmputing between now and September 2011. These workshops bring together researchers with a common interest in pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency in computation.

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