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BCCS student wins poster prize

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14 October 2009

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Chris Musselle, a PhD student working in the Department of Computer Science, has won the Best Student Poster prize at the 6th European Conference on Complex Systems, held at Warwick University on the 21-25 September 2009. The award was sponsored by Springer.

The winning poster, entitled 'Malware Defence using Artificial Immune Systems', proposes a new method of detecting malicious program activity by utilising biological inspiration from the human immune system. It is hoped that in doing so, a more robust method of real time detection can be achieved, and the appropriate response implemented.

Commenting on the prize, Chris said: "I'm thrilled to have won, and was gratified to receive such interest and support from colleagues at the meeting. I feel privileged to be involved with interdisciplinary research at BCCS, and to receive such a prize is a massive bonus."

Chris is one of the first students from the recently established Bristol Centre for Complexity Science (BCCS), a highly interdisciplinary centre for training and research funded by the UK EPSRC. The PhD project is co-supervised by Dave Cliff from Computer Science and Ayalvadi Ganesh from Mathematics.