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EPSRC Summer Vacation Bursary funded “I Robot...and Beyond” Project
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Elena Corina Grigore, a 2nd year Computer Science student, has been working at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory for 10 weeks this summer on a research project entitled "I Robot...and Beyond" funded by an EPSRC Summer Vacation Bursary. The project explored how useful behavioural adaptations in human-assistive robots can be kept within safe boundaries.

Department wins bid to host High Performance Computing conference in 2011
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The University of Bristol's Computer Science department is to host Europe's largest high performance computing conference focusing on the emerging technologies of many-core parallel processors and reconfigurable computing.

Silent Leadership in Cryptography
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Elisabeth Oswald has been awarded a prestigous leadership fellowship by the EPSRC to work on theory and implementations of side channel analysis.

Professor May elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
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Professor David May in the Department of Computer Science has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Two grants worth £200K for PhD Studentships in Vision and Robotics
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Two grants worth £200K have been awarded by EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust. These grants will provide 3 PhD studentships in Vision and Robotics.

MSc student gives a presentation at The Multicore Challenge
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Kyriakos Georgiou, a current MSc student, is presenting the results of his MSc project at "The Multicore Challenge" conference to be held in Bristol on 14 September 2010. The project evaluates a new coverage metric for the verification of message-passing multi-threaded code. The research is supervised by Dr Kerstin Eder in collaboration with Dr Mike Bartley (TVS).

Theoretical Computer Science at the Newton Institute
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Bristol Cryptographer takes a lead role in creating a six month theme at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge to celebrate the legacy of Alan Turing in 2012.

Prize Success for Students at Graduation 2010
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Computer Science and the Faculty of Engineering were pleased to award students prizes for academic achievement and positive contributions to the life of the department on 9th July. The ceremony took place alongside the graduation celebrations.

Celebrating Graduation, 2010
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The department would like to congratulate the students graduating this year, many of whom attended the department's champagne reception held in the Merchant Venturers Building today.

Predicting Flu from the content of Twitter
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Researchers from the Intelligent Systems Laboratory are using information from Twitter together with statistical learning methods to infer the level of flu-like illness in the UK. They have developed the Flu detector, an online tool to visualise their daily, regional predictions.

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