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Richard Davison wins School Demonstrator Award

Richard Davison has become the first winner of the School's Demonstrator Award. The Award, organised by demonstrating co-ordinators John Colquhoun and Laura Heels, aims to recognise the efforts made by PhD students within the School at supporting our undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in their learning. The Award was decided entirely by students from all stages within the School nominating demonstrators of their choice. Richard was nominated for his work on the Game Engineering modules for Stage 3 and MSc, with many students praising his dedication and the quality of the tutorials he provided.

published on: 9th December 2014

Chronicle Live: Digital Interaction Group helps singles find love at alternative speed dating night

Reported by Chronicle Live: (5th December): Singles will be hoping the ‘apps’ they use daily will find them love. PhD students from Computing Science hosted a dating event where single people can find out who they might be compatible with based on data recorded by the online applications they use every day. The "Meta Dating" event, which is designed to find out what our apps say about us, allow singles to get to know each other using information from apps such as SleepCycle or Nike+. The event, which was hosted by researchers at the University’s Digital Interaction Culture Lab on Saturday night (6th December), is all part of a project to find out whether the data recorded by apps like Foursquare should have a place on online dating profiles.

published on: 8th December 2014

Cyber-Physical Systems

Our cities of the future will be ever more dependent on the complex relationship between computer systems, engineering, physics and human behaviour. This relationship between people and the technology we use will increasingly impact all aspects of our everyday lives - from how we power our homes and businesses to how we produce our food. Business, government and industry will rely on integrated technology which could deliver major improvements to our lives but which is also vulnerable to cyber attack and software failure. The need to understand and bring these different elements closer together to work efficiently will be critically important if society is to prosper. Newcastle University's School of Computing Science is spearheading international research in this area called cyber physical systems.

published on: 4th December 2014

Chancellor announces Technology and Innovation Hub for Ageing

School of Computing Science experts on the design, development and evaluation of digital technologies for older people will play a key role in first stage of the National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation (NASI), the NASI Technology and Innovation Hub, announced yesterday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Autumn statement. The Hub will include state of the art exhibition arena, co-design/research space for prototype development, early phase testing and on-site incubation and business facilities, together with an education and conference centre.

published on: 4th December 2014

Digital Interaction Group at launch of Institute for Ageing event

The breadth of ageing research being carried out across Newcastle University will be showcased at a special event taking place later today. The launch of Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing (NUIA) takes place today (2nd December) at the Great North Museum, and will involve over 230 guests made up of members of the public, funders, current students and staff. Patrick Olivier’s group, Digital Interaction, is leading the "Enabling Environments" theme of the NUIA and John Vines is speaking at the launch event about his work with Roisin McNaney and Ivan Pokiakov designing digital self-management applications with people with Parkinson's Disease.

published on: 2nd December 2014

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