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Science Central, past and future: “Digging for data where coal was once hewn”

A University press office news item contains an interview with Prof. Paul Watson from the School about Science Central, and The Core: Read the full University press release here.

published on: 23rd April 2015

School of Computing Achieves Bronze Athena Swan Award

Today, the School of Computing is one of 113 higher education institutions, research institutes and individual schools and departments to receive an ECU Athena SWAN award. The School has been given a Bronze Award which recognises the School's efforts in creating an inclusive and supportive environment for students and staff.  The awards recognise commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research.

published on: 23rd April 2015

Stage 2 Trade Fair Success

This year's student Trade Fair took place on Tuesday April 21st 2015 and, as in previous years, was a great success, attracting a high number of visitors from both the university and from industry. The fair is part of the Stage 2 Team Project module, CSC2022, and each of the 21 student teams had a stall on which to display and demonstrate the mobile apps they developed. This year, the theme was banking with the teams developing an app either for student savers or for younger savers.

published on: 22nd April 2015

Lloyds challenges student coders to develop gamified banking apps

Lloyds Banking Group has teamed up with the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University to challenge student coders to develop applications that encourage young people to become more engaged with banking. The School runs a Software Engineering Team Project module, and as part of this, Lloyds Banking Group’s Digital Innovation Team set the project brief for students.

published on: 20th April 2015

Progress accelerates for drug discovery firm e-Therapeutics

Reported in ‘The Journal’ today (1st April): “Directors at North East drug development company e-Therapeutics expect to make major advancements in the coming 12 months after beefing up research and development spend to more than £8m in its last financial year. The Newcastle-based business said operating losses widened from £6.719m to £10.175m in the year ended January 31 2015 and that cash and liquid resources stand at £33.8m, down on the previous period’s £43.1m, reflecting the increasing levels of research spend.” The computational drug discovery firm e-Therapeutics was founded in 2002 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market in 2007. Newcastle University research played an important role in this patented approach, including Professor Anil Wipat’s work on workflow development and the study of network analysis, and application led by Professor Peter Andras. The Computing Science team worked alongside experts in the University’s Institute of Neuroscience.

published on: 1st April 2015

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