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Paolo Missier awarded £584,269 EPSRC grant

Times Higher Education have announced grant winners for December 2015. Among the winners are those awarded by the ‘Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’, which include a £584,269 grant awarded to Dr. Paolo Missier for the project: ReComp: sustained value extraction from analytics by recurring selective recomputation.

Read more about the awards via the THE website.

published on: 4th January 2016

New YouTube video highlighting Computing Science & EEE research impact

The University is creating a new campaign to promote the impact of research. The campaign focuses on eight new stories from the University, one of which is about Computing Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering entitled 'Powering Industry with Causality Modelling' (also see the School’s case study about the impact of this research). "For the past 20 years a team of computing scientists and electronic engineers at Newcastle University, UK, have been bringing together their expertise in mathematical modelling to find new ways of improving processes that touch on our daily lives." The research was pioneered by a team led by Alex Yakovlev, Professor of Computer Systems Design and Maciej Koutny, Professor of Computing Science.

published on: 23rd December 2015

Urban Sciences Building takes shape on Science Central

Work has commenced on the construction of Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building (USB) on Newcastle Science Central. Newcastle University is investing £60 million in the new building, which will house the School of Computing Science and Institute for Sustainability, creating world-class facilities from which to lead international research into digitally enabled urban sustainability.

published on: 14th December 2015

‘Big Data and Cloud Computing’ expertise plays role in Gavurin relocation

Big Data company Gavurin will move into the former Newcastle Racquets Court building on College Street, putting an estimated £750,000 into the city’s economy each year. The company has bought the building from Newcastle City Council. Mark Aryaeenia, chief executive of Gavurin, said: "We see the development of our HQ as a key element of our marketing strategy. As a newcomer to the city, I’ve been delighted with the support we’ve had from Newcastle City Council." Mr Aryaeenia added: "Racquets Court is located close to the city’s universities, and Newcastle University’s Big Data and Cloud Computing expertise has been an important factor in our decision making".

published on: 14th December 2015

Computer model could hold key to personalised epilepsy treatment

A computer model that identifies the parts of a person’s brain responsible for epileptic seizures could be used to design personalised surgical procedures.

published on: 11th December 2015

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