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Computing Science trial Google Glass to support Parkinson's

Reported by the University press today (9th April) is the news that experts in Computing Science are investigating Google Glass as an assistive aid to help people with Parkinson’s retain their independence for longer. The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s.

published on: 9th April 2014

Best Paper Awards for COMPASS project at IEEE SysCon 2014

IEEE SysCon (the 8th IEEE International Systems Conference, in Ottawa, Canada) has presented two Best Paper Awards to members of the COMPASS project. Claire Ingram, Richard Payne, Simon Perry, Jon Holt, Finn Overgaard Hansen and Luis Couto were awarded Best Overall Paper for their paper "Modelling Patterns for Systems of Systems Architectures". The Best Paper Authored by a Student was awarded to Claus B Nielsen for his paper (with Peter Gorm Larsen), "Collaborative Formal Modelling of System of Systems". COMPASS is a research project coordinated by the School of Computing Science, conducting collaborative research on model-based techniques for developing and maintaining Systems of Systems.

published on: 3rd April 2014

CAS North East Primary Conference

Over 160 teachers gathered on 2 April for the Computing At School (CAS) North East Primary Conference. The day included guidance on the new primary computing curriculum and hands-on workshops with plenty of practical examples of how to deliver computing in practice (with and without computers). See http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/outreach/cpd/primary-conf/ for the day's programme. Keep an eye on http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/outreach/ for conference resources that will be uploaded. And, of course, join CAS http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/.

published on: 3rd April 2014

How Newcastle Quietly Became A Tech Hub

Reported by BuzzFeed yesterday (1st April) is the news that Newcastle is now home to the U.K.’s second most vibrant tech sector behind Silicon Roundabout. Newcastle has quietly built a reputation among entrepreneurs as the place to launch their businesses. A city once dominated by heavy industry offers not just an alternative, but for a growing number it is the preferred location over an over-crowded capital.

published on: 2nd April 2014

£10m Project To Look At Novel Treatment For Epilepsy

A new technique which could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy is to be tested thanks to a £10m grant. Led by Newcastle University, including Marcus Kaiser from Computer Science, teams from Imperial College London and UCL universities will also collaborate on the CANDO project to develop a brain implant, which uses light waves to try to counteract the disrupted brain activity which causes epileptic seizures. 

published on: 31st March 2014

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