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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!

Prof. Majid Mirmehdi appointed Editor-in-Chief at IET Computer Vision
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Prof. Majid Mirmehdi has been appointed Editor-in-Chief at IET Computer Vision starting on January 1st, 2012.

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.

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.

ERC starting grant awarded to Dr. Subramanian for his project INTERACT
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The European Research Council starting grant awarded Dr. Subramanian EUR 1.4 million to investigate touch based interactive systems. The grand challenge of his project is to develop integrated multi-point surfaces that include multiple touch points and reconfigurable ‘true-3D’ content for a walk-up and use scenario.

Demystifying Robotics
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Twelve year 9 children from Nailsea School spend the afternoon acting as stakeholders for a novel product being developed by 6 groups of University students that will demystify robotic concepts for children. Even at this early stage when discussing some initial ideas for the product the children became really excited and asked “why can’t we be taught this at school."

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.

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