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Nick Cook appointed NE Reg. Coordinator for the Barefoot Computing Project


The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) have announced that Nick Cook (from the School of Computing Science) will be the North East Regional Coordinator for the Barefoot Computing Project. The Barefoot Computing project is about helping primary school teachers get ready for the computer science element of the new computing curriculum. The project is funded by the Department for Education, is being run by the BCS and is developing high-quality, practical cross-curricular computer science resources and computing workshops to support primary school teachers in England.

published on: 17th June 2014

Lindsay Marshall Wins Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher Award 2014

Dr. Lindsay Marshall from the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University is the deserved winner of a Vice-Chancellor Distinguished Teacher Award for 2014. Dr Marshall will receive £5,000 to support future learning and teaching activities. Colleague Marie Devlin nominated Lindsay for his innovation in teaching over the last 30 years. The nomination included letters of support from colleagues in other schools, statements from PhD students, undergraduates and MSc students and from external colleagues and bodies such as the Higher Education Academy.

published on: 16th June 2014

Brian Randell wins Jean-Claude Laprie Award 2014 (IFIP WG10.4 - DSN)

Prof. Brian Randell has recieved the 2014 Jean-Claude Laprie Award for his 1975 paper "System Structure for Software Fault Tolerance" which "laid the foundations for several decades of research into computing systems capable of tolerating residual design faults in software".  The award is given by IFIP Working Group 10.4 in recognition of outstanding papers that have significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of Dependable Computing.

published on: 12th June 2014

Best Paper Award at CIBCB 2014

Dr. Jennifer Hallinan, Prof. Anil Wipat, Owen Gilfellon and Dr. Goksel Misirli have been awarded the 'Best Paper' prize at the recent IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB) which was held this last month in Honolulu. The paper was entitled "Tuning Receiver Characteristics in Bacterial Quorum Communication: An Evolutionary Approach Using Standard Virtual Biological Parts", and the authors were J. S. Hallinan, O. Gilfellon, G. Misirli and A. Wipat".

published on: 5th June 2014

Dependability Group in cooperation with NII (Japan) to discuss advanced topics of Computer Science

On October 27-30, 2014 the School's Dependability Group in cooperation with National Institute of Informatics (NII, Japan) is organising a Shonan International meeting on Science and Practice of Engineering Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems ( A number leading researchers from all over the world will be participating in this event. The NII Shonan meetings are a new type of meetings, organised in Shonan (Japan), aiming at discussing advanced topics of computer science.

published on: 21st May 2014

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