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  • How to Protect Yourself When Using a Contactless Card – New York Times

    An article in the New York Times discusses the benefits and issues of contactless card payments – in particular with regard to Dr. Martin Emms' research.

    published on: 31 October 2016

  • Raj Ranjan paper selected by IEEE Cloud Computing as Technology Spotlight/Highlight paper

    A paper co-written by Dr Raj Ranjan has been selected by IEEE Cloud Computing as the Technology Spotlight/Highlight paper.

    published on: 31 October 2016

  • Newcastle iGEM 2016 team make a light source out of bacteria

    A group of students from Computing Science are attempting to combine electronic engineering and synthetic biology to create “electro-biological” circuits.

    published on: 30 October 2016

  • Scalable Computing wins 'Best of Conference Award' at IEEE eScience 2016

    A paper by Rawaa Qasha, Jacek Cala, Paul Watson has been nominated for a 'Best of Conference Award' at IEEE eScience 2016! The paper was one of four and is entitled “A Framework for Scientific Workflow Reproducibility in the Cloud”.

    published on: 27 October 2016

  • How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age

    Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of ageing. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag - but our brains too. New research from Newcastle University, UK, in collaboration with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, investigated the way the human brain folds and how this ‘cortical folding’ changes with age.

    published on: 25 October 2016

  • Security Upon Tyne team compete in the Economist and Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security Challenge

    The Economist and Kaspersky Lab CyberSecurity challenged 19 universities to build a blockchain system for digital voting. Our team 'Security Upon Tyne' (Maryam Mehrnezhad, Ehsan Toreini and Paddy McCorry) are competing in the challenge.

    published on: 24 October 2016

  • Thinking Digital Women

    Taking place on Tuesday, 1st November at Northern Stage in Newcastle upon Tyne, Thinking Digital Women will focus on the inspiring contributions that women all over the world are making towards advancements in technology, engineering, science, entrepreneurship and innovation.

    published on: 21 October 2016

  • Every image tells a story

    Four Corners provides context to digital photographs and is being developed at Open Lab, part of Newcastle University’s world-leading School of Computing Science. The project is a collaboration between Open Lab, the World Press Photography Foundation, in Amsterdam, and the International Centre for Photography, New York.

    published on: 17 October 2016

  • Paolo Missier fundraising to support earthquake victims

    Italians in the North East of England have been affected emotionally by the earthquakes in Italy last week and are now raising money to help victims of the disaster. Almost 300 people were killed in the disaster and another 2000 left homeless. Paolo Missier from the School of Computing Science and originally from a region near Venice is fundraising online for the Italian Red Cross to support people in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. Paolo is interviewed by the BBC: listen from 32:37.

    published on: 31 August 2016

  • Newcastle team wins International Automated BioDesign programming competition

    A Newcastle team composed of Computing Science doctoral students Jonathan Naylor, James McLaughlin and Jeremy Revell won the International Automated BioDesign programming competition that was organised as part of the series of synthetic biology conferences the Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy (CSBB) & Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) has been hosting this week at Newcastle ( The winners received a certificate and $500.

    published on: 19 August 2016

  • EU Grant Awarded: Internet of Things: Emerging Curriculum for Industry and Human Applications

    A new EU grant has been awarded to the School of Computing Science entitled ‘Internet of Things: Emerging Curriculum for Industry and Human Applications / ALIOT’. The following is a brief description about the project: This project will impact on the modernization and development of academic programmes at the beneficiary universities in Ukraine. The projects approach and application are to be innovative and new for Ukraine even though most of the partner universities have been involved in various Tempus projects in similar subject domains. It is envisaged within the project to develop training courses for disabled people and training courses for various applications of the "Internet Of Things", and new interdisciplinary Master's programme; these are well planned and designed. Moreover, the project is innovative with respect to the projects on which the proposal is built (e.g. Tempus CABRIOLET, Tempus SEREIN).  

    published on: 2 August 2016

  • FeedFinder app in EPSRC Pioneer

    Dr. Madeline Balaam has developed a highly successful free mobile app, FeedFinder, that supports women in finding, reviewing and sharing places for public breastfeeding. The app is designed to work on any smart phone and be operated one-handed - an essential element for any mum – the app can be used by breastfeeding mothers to review and rate places anywhere in the world, sharing their experiences to make breastfeeding in public a little easier. Over 4,000 users have registered to use the app. The FeedFinder app is mentioned on page 13 of the latest edition of the EPSRC Pioneer magazine. A news item was also posted about the app in 2013, read more here.

    published on: 2 August 2016