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Computing Science Graduation 2015

Graduating students from BSc courses in Computing Science and Information Systems had their congregation ceremony on Wednesday 8 July. A highlight of the ceremony was the speech by the Student Orator, Olivia Ward (BSc Information Systems with Management and Industrial Placement), who spoke on behalf of all graduating students and paid tribute to her fellow students, lecturers, family and friends.

published on: 13th July 2015

Newcastle University co-authors Internet Standards

Dr. Maciej Machulak from Newcastle University is one of the co-authors of two new RFC documents (Internet standards); both have been formally submitted to IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7591.txt; http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7592.txt. Maciej Machulak worked on the proposals while being a researcher in the research group of Prof. Aad van Moorsel.

published on: 10th July 2015

Newcastle Science Central £58m Urban Sciences Building gets the green light

Planning permission has been given for a landmark building on former Newcastle brewery site which is now a centre for science innovation. The £58m Urban Sciences Building, which will house Newcastle Univerisity’s School of Computing Science, and forms part of Newcastle’s £250m Science Central was given planning permission at a meeting of Newcastle City Council’s planning committee.

published on: 6th July 2015

Prof. Cliff Jones Awarded First Fellowship of FME

Prof. Cliff Jones, FREng, of the School Computing Science, has been honoured with the Fellowship of Formal Methods Europe, the international association of researchers and practitioners in rigorous techniques of software and computer systems engineering. The new FME Fellowships are awarded every three years in recognition of technical breakthroughs and pioneering work in advancing, applying, and promoting mathematically rigorous methods for the design of computing systems.

published on: 3rd July 2015

Mediwikis - Computing Science students Win Enterprise Award

A collaborative medical learning platform developed by Newcastle University students scooped a national entrepreneurship award. The collaborative hub was launched by Stuart Maitland, a medical student doing a research year in Computing Science (MSc Neuroinformatics), who was awarded "Britain’s Top Real Role Model" in 2013 for the early concept for Mediwikis. Alex Brown, a Computing Science and Computer Games Engineering graduate from Newcastle University is helping develop the website and mobile applications.

published on: 3rd July 2015

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