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National Student Survey shows high satisfaction with Computing at Newcastle

92% of students graduating with a BSc from the School of Computing Science are satisfied with their overall experience, in results released by the latest National Student Survey.

published on: 12th August 2014

BBC interview with Paolo Missier: The cost of free wireless internet

Free wireless is to be introduced in Newcastle city centre by the end of 2015. What are the benefits and costs of how the data will be used by the service providers? The BBC investigated how the service currently works in other cities; for example, even without connecting to a wireless system, service providers can detect where a mobile phone user has been and can pass this information onto businesses. Paolo Missier is interviewed by BBC Newcastle (see link below) and believes that phone users should be made more aware of how the providers use mobile phone data.

published on: 30th July 2014

Digital Interaction Group creates a digital window into the past via new App

A new App is being used to bring Belsay Hall, one of Northumberland’s historic houses, to life in an exciting new visitor experience. Designed by PhD student Gavin Wood and Dr Simon Bowen, part of the Digital Interaction Group at Culture Lab, the game – which is played via a free iPhone app – is being launched this week in time for the summer holidays. The new game encourages families to explore the 19th century Belsay Hall in a whole new way, bringing to life the mythical Wild Man of Belsay who features in the Middleton family’s coat of arms.

published on: 30th July 2014

New fource enters the gaming world - postgraduate students start internship at Ubisoft

Four interns from Newcastle University are helping develop the next multi-million pound smash hit games that are already creating global hype in the gaming world.

published on: 23rd July 2014

Yan and Ahmad win SOUPS impact award

The ‘Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security’ (SOUPS) have instituted a SOUPS Impact Award. This award is to be presented every third year to the authors of a SOUPS conference paper that has had a significant impact on usable security and privacy research and practice. The winner of the award this year was Jeff Yan and Ahmad El Ahmad for their paper entitled "Usability of CAPTCHAS Or usability issues in CAPTCHA design".

published on: 22nd July 2014

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