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School academic involved in $15M phase II DataONE data preservation project in the US

"DataONE: the Data Observation Network for Earth ( is a distributed cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and accessible Earth observational data. DataONE has dramatically increased the discoverability and accessibility of diverse yet interrelated Earth and environmental science data. In doing so, it has enhanced the efficiency of research and enabled scientists, policy makers and others to more easily address complex questions about our environment and our role within it." This is relevant to the School of Computing Science and to Dr Paolo Missier, as he has been involved in the project as invited guest since its inception in 2010 (thanks to an introduction by Prof. Carole Goble at Manchester).

published on: 24th October 2014

Paul Watson receives Jim Gray eScience Award

The eighth annual Jim Gray eScience Award has been awarded to Paul Watson, who has made ground-breaking contributions to the field of eScience. Paul received the award at the Microsoft eScience Workshop (Oct 20-22). Held in conjunction with the 10th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, the Microsoft eScience Workshop provides three days of thought-provoking discussions and presentations on dealing with data-driven scientific research.

published on: 21st October 2014

CS student Gabrielle Schroeder, Receives a Prestigious Fulbright Award

Gabrielle Schroeder, a postgraduate student in the School of Computing Science, has received a Fulbright-Newcastle University Postgraduate Award to enable her to study at Newcastle University on one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programmes operating world-wide. Gabrielle was selected from a strong applicant pool to pursue an MSc in Neuroinformatics at Newcastle University.

published on: 20th October 2014

Sam Gilburt Awarded British Council Scholarship

Computing Science undergraduate student Sam Gilburt has received a British Council Scholarship award in Hong Kong. The awards are offered as incentives to students from the UK wishing to study overseas. For Sam, the award will provide one year of study at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. This year, there were 18 students who received this award, including Sam. For further details of the BCS award please follow this link:

published on: 10th October 2014

Eggciting start to the new term

The annual Stage 1 team games took place at Castle Leazes Halls of Residence on October 8th. These are designed to help our Stage 1 undergraduate students, who have only been on their courses for two weeks, to meet some more of their classmates. The students worked in teams to undertake a variety of challenges including building a device which would allow an egg to survive a drop and the classic team-building activity of constructing a bridge. The games were a great success and this year featured some of the most innovative attempts at solving the challenges that the organisers have ever seen. Well done to all the students, in all of the teams, who took part in the games!

published on: 8th October 2014

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