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‘Times Higher’ brochure includes cutting-edge Computing Science research

Times Higher Education have published a 12 page brochure containing a number of case studies from the 2014 REF. One of the case studies included in the brochure is from Computing Science, 'Using Computers to revolutionise drug discovery' (on page 11) which describes the work of Prof. Anil Wipat and his research into workflow development and the study of network analysis (read about the research here). The brochure also contains an article about the ‘human-computer interaction’ research of the Digital Interaction research group and the new ‘Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics’ on page 7 with statement from Prof. Peter Wright of the DI group.

published on: 27th February 2015

BBC cover Newcastle Science Central official opening

A pioneering £250m science and engineering hub has been officially opened in Newcastle. Science Central, built on the site of the former Scottish and Newcastle Brewery, has been hailed as one of the UK's biggest regeneration projects. Up to 2,000 jobs are expected to be based at the 24-acre site by 2020. The development - a partnership between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University - was opened by Universities Minister Greg Clark. The complex will include a £58m "urban sciences" facility, which will house Newcastle University's School of Computing Science, along with 1,500 staff and students.

published on: 26th February 2015

Newcastle professor helps Royal Mail honour Tommy Flowers

Prof. Brian Randell, from the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University, has helped the Royal Mail to launch a new stamp commemorating the achievements of honorary graduate T. H. ("Tommy") Flowers, designer of the Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer - see http://www.tnmoc.org/news/news-releases/first-class-colossus-stamp.

published on: 19th February 2015

Dr Jeremy Bryans wins Early Career Researcher funding from the 'Institute for Sustainability'

Dr Jeremy Bryans has won highly competitive Early Career Researcher funding from the Institute for Sustainability to carry out a sustainability analysis of a smart grid communications infrastructure. He will investigate the resilience of smart grids by analysing the ways in which the different elements communicate with each other using the Smart Grid Lab at Newcastle University. The resilience of computing elements is a key aspect of sustainability of Integrated Infrastructure Systems – one of the three global research challenges in the field of sustainability tackled by the Institute for Sustainability.

published on: 10th February 2015

24 Hour Festival Hack Day announced as part of the 6 Music Festival on Tyneside

As part of 6 Music Festival on Tyneside, BBC Radio 6 Music has announced Festival Hack Day, in partnership with Generator and Newcastle University Business School. The Festival Hack Day will be held at The Core within Newcastle Science Central from midday Friday 20 until midday Saturday 21 February with teams of techies working through the night to develop their festival ideas into web and mobile apps to trial at the event. The School of Computing Science is delighted to support the event.

published on: 9th February 2015

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