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Bristol's Crypto Group Hosts the World Cryptographers
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This week 400 of the worlds top cryptographers arrive in the UK for the annual EuroCrypt conference. This event is being held for only the second time in the UK.

Cryptographic attack highlights the importance of bug-free software
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New research by a collaborative team has developed an attack that can circumvent the security of a very specific version of the widely used OpenSSL software.

First Conversion MSc Baby!?
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Baby Eva born to two ex-students on MSc course

Dr Mike Fraser elected FRSA
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Dr Mike Fraser has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (FRSA).

Centenary of Birth of Alan Turing
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The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing and the year is full of events to mark the occasion. One of the key ones being a six month research programme on the legacy of his work at the Newton Institute in Cambridge. This programme is being co-organized by our own Prof. Smart.

Bristol University to play pivotal role in protecting the country from cyber attack
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The University of Bristol has been awarded a new and prestigious status for its world-class research in the field of cyber security, playing a pivotal role in helping to make government, business and consumers more resilient to cyber attack. It has been named today as an Academic Centre for Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

New EPSRC grant on Robust Integrated Verification of Autonomous Systems
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Under the recent Autonomous Intelligent Systems call the EPSRC are awarding £800K towards a £1.1M research project on "RIVERAS: Robust Integrated Verification of Autonomous Systems". The Bristol research team is led by Dr Kerstin Eder (Computer Science) and includes Dr Arthur Richards (Aerospace Engineering), Prof Jonathan Lawry and Prof Trevor Martin (both Engineering Mathemathics).

Julian Gough selected by the BBSRC to host Research Experience Placement
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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) operates the Research Experience Placements (REPs) scheme designed to give promising undergraduates a first-hand opportunity to experience research in a UK laboratory, to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research. Julian Gough's research in a priority area attracted the BBSRC to select his group for the funding.

Dyson bursary to fund research into developing robotic tools
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Research into how robotic tools could help humans perform everyday tasks more efficiently is being carried out by a Bristol University student thanks to a bursary from the James Dyson Foundation worth £75,000. PhD student Austin Gregg-Smith under the supervision of Dr Walterio Mayol-Cuevas, is the first student at Bristol to receive such award.

1st Annual Computer Science Christmas Lecture
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This year's Computer Science Christmas Lecture will be given by Dr Tilo Burghardt entitled "Pixels, Patterns, Penguins: A Journey from Turing's last Paper to Animal Biometrics". Expect an engaging talk with live demos and a few surprising insights. The lecture will be held in the Pugsley Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 14th of December at 2pm. Come along, everybody is welcome!

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