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24-Hour Boeing Hackathon A Huge Success 09-Mar-2017
During CS Explore Week, the Computer Science Society ran a 24-hour "hack for the environment" Hackathon sponsored by Boeing. 70 participants from across Computer Science and Engineering took part. Boeing's engineers were on hand to provide advice to the participating teams. Prizes of cash and kit were awarded to teams challenged to use computer science to protect or improve the environment.
Bristol CS academic to chair main Augmented Reality conference 12-Sep-2016
The IEEE ISMAR is the most established and significant academic event on the topics of Mixed and Augmented Reality (AR). An area that integrates Computer Vision, Graphics and HCI.
The 15th edition will be chaired by one of our staff members and features a series of new aspects that aim to make AR more accessible to students and industry. Click to read the full story.
Best Poster Award at BMVA Summer School 12-Aug-2016
PhD students Michael Wray and Davide Moltisanti awarded second best poster prize at the BMVA Summer School
Bristol Cryptographer Awarded International Fellow 10-Mar-2016
A University of Bristol cryptographer has been elected a Fellow of the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR), an award that is only given to a select group of cryptographers worldwide.
Breakthrough in human cell transformation could revolutionise regenerative medicine 19-Jan-2016
A breakthrough in the transformation of human cells by an international team led by researchers in Computer Science could open the door to a new range of treatments for a variety of medical conditions. Their paper in Nature Genetics, demonstrates a system that predicts how to create any human cell type from another cell type directly, without the need for experimental trial and error.
Scientists look to AI for help in peer review 22-Feb-2017
Dr Simon Price and Prof Peter Flach from Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory invented the SubSift system for profiling and matching research papers and potential reviewers. In the March 2017 issue of Communications of the ACM they review how state-of-the-art tools from machine learning and artificial intelligence are making inroads to automate parts of the academic peer-review process.
SPDZ Multi-Party Computation Software Goes Open Source 02-Sep-2016
For a number of years the Bristol Cryptography group has been researching into an area called Multi-Party Computation. Today we publicly release the fruits of this research in the SPDZ software system.
Bristol paper wins Best Paper award at 2016 International Conference on Artificial Life 11-Jul-2016
Prof Seth Bullock and collaborator Dr Stuart Bartlett (from the Tokyo Institute of Technology's Earth-Life Science Institute) have been awarded the Best Paper prize at the Fifteenth International Conference on Artificial Life for their work on the origins of life, demonstrating the emergence of simple self-reproducing spot patterns that spontaneously regulate their own environment.
Interdisciplinary Work to Monitor Shared Spaces Around Bristol 15-Feb-2016
Computer Vision lecturer Dr Dima Damen is part of an interdisciplinary team aiming to make shred spaces around Bristol a safer and more pleasant experience. A social media campaign starts today and during March to gather the opinion of Bristol residents
Two Lectureships in Computer Science 07-Jan-2016
We are seeking to appoint 2 new Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Computer Science. The appointments are part of a strategic plan to expand the Department over the next 5 years. We are looking for outstanding candidates with a passion for Research and Teaching. The application deadline is 24 January 2016.