The first ACM womENcourage event (on the 1st March at Manchester) brought together students, early career researchers, and practitioners from the computing profession to present, share and celebrate their technical accomplishments and their experiences working and studying in computing and related disciplines. There was a mix of technical presentations and discussions of current issues by leading experts from industry, academia, and international bodies. Attendees of the event from Computing Science included Jannetta Steyn, Uchechi Nwadike, Jennifer Warrender, Alice Wrenshall, Alice Wrenshall, Stephanie Brown, Lisa Magee.
published on: 10th March 2014
Reported by Computer Weekly (18th Feb), is the collaboration between researchers from Newcastle and Lancaster universities, Raytheon UK, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In this event, PhD students from Newcastle and Lancaster universities were split into teams and they were given two programming challenges to solve. One of these challenges was set by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to collect crowdsourced images from major incidents. In the report, is a video interview with Dr. Budi Arief about the collaboration and the potential for universities to become involved in handling crowdsourced images (interview starts at 1 min, 38 sec).
published on: 24th February 2014
We invite PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to participate in the COMPASS Summer School. The focus of the School will be the new developments in modelling and analysis of Systems of Systems (SoSs), both
in architectural modelling and formal specification.
published on: 20th February 2014
Yesterday's BBC Radio 4 programme (11th Feb) ‘You and Yours’ featured Jim Gamble of iNEQE who is doing a child safety 'Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Newcastle University and Ineqe' with Dr Budi Arief and Robert Cain from Computing Science. The programme was recorded live from the Gateshead Baltic Centre and is on the BBC 4 website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03trsq7. Also at the event from Computing Science, were representatives from the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security (CCCS), including Dr Thomas Gross, James Turland, and Maciej Machulak.
published on: 12th February 2014
With the help of James Turland and the Nuffield Foundation, student placements helped to broadcast the knowledge and work of Computing Science to a younger audience. Year 12/13 students were involved in a project to understand, design, and implement strategies to prevent data leakage on mobile devices. More specifically, user owned devices (phones/tablets) that share the home/office workspace, a term commonly denoted as ‘Bring Your Own Device’.
published on: 27th January 2014