Tilted device could pinpoint pin number for hackers, study reveals
Researchers were able to guess a four-digit code with 70% accuracy at the first attempt and 100% at fifth just from how a device was held.
published on: 11 April 2017
Newcastle University recognised as a national leader in cyber research.
Newcastle University has reaffirmed its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for cyber security research after being named a Centre of Excellence by Government.
published on: 3 April 2017
Is the North East one of Britain’s best-kept cyber security secrets?
The news headlines are increasingly dominated by the activities of cyber criminals and nation states.
published on: 31 March 2017
Newcastle University ranked top 10 in the UK for student experience
The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017 places Newcastle University 8th overall in the UK, cementing it as one of the leading institutions in the country for the experience it offers to its students.
published on: 27 March 2017
Newcastle residents invited to give their views on city’s parks
The future of Newcastle’s parks and allotments is up for discussion, and researchers at Newcastle University are making it easier for people to give their views and opinions.
published on: 22 March 2017
Computing Science Nominations for TEAs 2016-17
Four staff from Computing Science have been nominated for the 2016-2017 NUSU TEAs.
published on: 22 March 2017
Scott Logic spearheads software testing careers with latest event
The benefits of a career in software testing were brought to life for Newcastle’s students at Scott Logic’s latest event this weekend.
published on: 20 March 2017
Stage 2 Students Impress Virgin Money
Virgin Money invited two teams of our Stage 2 undergraduate students to their Newcastle offices on March 15th 2017.
published on: 16 March 2017
PG Online Chats March 2017
Thinking of studying for a postgraduate degree in Computing Science in September 2017 and want to know more?
published on: 14 March 2017
Big Success! Computational Neurology 2017
Computational Neurology 2017 gathers researchers and professionals from computing and neuroscience.
published on: 23 February 2017
Launch of the National Cyber Security Centre
Launch of the National Cyber Security Centre.
published on: 14 February 2017
Open Lab research plays role in new seating plan for Newcastle Metro
Metro carriages look set to get London Underground-style seating when a new fleet of trains is launched after 2021.
published on: 7 February 2017
Open source, open data, Open Lab
Open source sensors developed at Newcastle University's Open Lab are behind the largest study of physical activity ever conducted.
published on: 6 February 2017
Countdown begins to opening of region’s £60m ‘building of the future’
The countdown has begun to the official opening of Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building (USB) which is due to be completed August 2017.
published on: 6 February 2017
Newcastle University graduate nominated as ambassador of MIT Innovators under 35 Europe
Dr. Maciej Machulak, who graduated from the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University, has been nominated as ambassador of MIT Innovators under 35 Europe.
published on: 1 February 2017
Students Hack Their Way to Happiness
Cloud Computing for Big Data PhD students were successful in creating the winning idea, at a national hackathon.
published on: 31 January 2017
Employability events: A day in the life of a developer (Scott Logic)
Develop Your Professional Skills events starts on Wednesday (1st Feb) - All students are welcome.
published on: 30 January 2017
International research collaboration for landslide risk reduction in India
Scientists from nine organisations in the UK are collaborating to improve the assessment of landslide risk.
published on: 25 January 2017
Legal & General invest £65m in our new Neighbourhood
Legal & General invest £65m in our new Neighbourhood
published on: 22 December 2016
Professor Alex Yakovlev recognised with IEEE Fellowship
Congratulations to Prof. Alex Yakovlev for being newly elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
published on: 15 December 2016
Security Upon Tyne team achieve 3rd in the Economist Cyber Security Challenge
Newcastle’s team 'Security Upon Tyne' (Maryam Mehrnezhad , Ehsan Toreini and Paddy McCorry) competed in the challenge and came 3rd (beating all UK Universities).
published on: 8 December 2016
Six seconds to hack a credit card
New research reveals the ease with which criminals can hack an account without any of the card details.
published on: 2 December 2016
Lighting the fuse for creative talent in the North East
A £4m project which will unlock the potential of the North East’s creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sector will be officially launched this week.
published on: 29 November 2016
George Osborne visits Computing Science’s new Urban Sciences Building
George Osborne, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, paid a visit to Computing Science’s new home in the Urban Sciences Building.
published on: 25 November 2016
Martin Emms: How to stay safe online this Black Friday
ITV Tyne Tees have interviewed Dr Martin Emms from the Secure and Resilient Systems research group ahead of so called 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' when people will be shopping online in greater numbers to get discounted goods.
published on: 24 November 2016
Raj Ranjan selected to receive the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence
Dr Raj Ranjan has been selected to receive the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Mid-Career Researchers 2016.
published on: 18 November 2016
PhD graduate Andrius Velykis joins Scott Logic
Scott Logic welcomes PhD graduate Andrius Velykis.
published on: 8 November 2016
UK needs 10,000 computer scientists
Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive of Google, has warned that the UK will need 10,000 computer science scholars to improve its global position in the knowledge economy.
published on: 2 November 2016
‘Thinking Digital Women’ event Big Success!
On Tuesday (1st November) the very successful event “Thinking Digital Women” took place at the Northern Stage, Newcastle University. It focused on the inspiring contributions that women all over the world are making towards advancements in technology, engineering, science, entrepreneurship and innovation.
published on: 2 November 2016
Get ahead in the Cloud – The Guardian interview Paul Watson
Get ahead in the cloud (The Guardian): Professor Paul Watson discusses the emerging categories of cloud computing.
published on: 1 November 2016
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
Open Lab project to Help shape Metro’s Grand Design
Newcastle University is leading a major project to help design the next generation of Metrocars for the Tyne and Wear Metro.
published on: 11 October 2016
Professor Marcus Kaiser elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
Professor Marcus Kaiser, a member of the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems research group, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.
published on: 4 October 2016
£7.5million to accelerate Synthetic Biology
Bridging the gap between the lab bench and industry to speed up the development of new biotechnological products.
published on: 30 September 2016
Times Higher Education - Newcastle listed in ‘best universities’ for computer science degrees 2017
The 2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' computer science list judges world class universities across all of their core missions.
published on: 29 September 2016
Lindsay Marshall discusses the features of the new iphone
Is the iOS 10 iPhone update a stroke of genius or a frustrating failure?
published on: 23 September 2016
BBC Arabic interview Graham Morgan about ASTEROID project
The Asteroid project, led by Jenny Reed (Institute of Neuroscience) in collaboration with Graham Morgan and Craig Sharp (School of Computing Science), is a highlight of a BBC Arabic special report.
published on: 9 September 2016
Cyber Security online course begins 5 September
The Secure and Resilient Systems research group in the School of Computing are putting the finishing touches on a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Cyber Security.
published on: 5 September 2016
Asynchronous circuits event held
In a three-day event, the Asynchronous Systems Laboratory has celebrated the 60th Birthday of its co-founder, Prof. Alex Yakovlev.
published on: 1 September 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: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p044w51l 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 (http://www.iwbdaconf.org/2016/& https://www.src.org/calendar/e006098/). 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
Newcastle University PhD student wins Cyber Security PhD Award
At the 2016 Annual Conference for the Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, Newcastle PhD Student Maryam Mehrnezhad won a best PhD research award. The format of the competition was an 'elevator pitch' in which students have 5 minutes to explain their research and research impact. Maryam spoke about her work on Mobile Sensors Security in this competition with students from University of Birmingham, Imperial college, University of Kent, Lancaster University, University of Oxford, Queen's University Belfast, RHUL, University of Surrey, and UCL. She was co-winner with the student from UCL. The conference itself brought together academic, industry and government representatives to discuss a number of themes, mainly based around exploitation of academic research and innovation. This is the first time that a Newcastle University student has won this prize.
published on: 15 July 2016
RSSR International Conference - Big Success
The 1stRSSR International Conference hosted in Paris last month was a huge success. It was attended by over one hundred specialists on the topic of safe and secure transport systems. The event was co-chaired by Prof. Alexander Romanovsky and organized by Joan Atkinson and Prof. Tom Anderson of Computing Science at Newcastle University.
published on: 14 July 2016
Raj Ranjan publication is selected as highlighted paper by IEEE Cloud Computing
A BlueSkies column written by Raj Ranjan (Reader in Computing Science at Newcastle) and collaborators from Austria and Switzerland has been selected as the highlight paper by IEEE Cloud Computing.
published on: 11 July 2016
Maryam Mehrnezhad nominated for the 2016 John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award
The 2016 John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award has just been announced at the 20th Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) and it goes to Blase Ur of Carnegie Mellon University. Congratulations to Balse Ur for his well-deserved award. However, it is also worth mentioning that Maryam Mehrnezhad, a PhD student from our School, was one of the five nominees for this award. Among all five nominees, Ms Mehrnezhad is the only female researcher, and the only one outside the USA. Her work on usable security was well received by the Award Selection Committee, whose Chair stated: "The committee was specifically impressed by the impact your work has had on W3C standards, and hopes you will continue to have that kind of influence on Usable Security That Matters.”
published on: 6 July 2016
Brian Randell wins 2016 Jean-Claude Laprie Award
Prof. Brian Randell has received the 2016 Jean-Claude Laprie Award for his 2004 paper, co-authored with Algirdas Avizienis, Carl Landwehr, and the late Jean-Claude Laprie, "Basic concepts and taxonomy of dependable and secure computing". The Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing has been awarded annually since 2012 by the IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance in Jean-Claude Laprie’s honour. The award recognizes outstanding papers that have significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of Dependable Computing. The award takes the form of a memorial plaque presented to the author at the Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), hosted at Toulouse, France this year.
published on: 3 July 2016
Computing Science student is saving lives in his spare time
Adam Lisik is a final year Computing Science student at Newcastle University. Adam volunteers for St John's Ambulance and has called for more people to sign up to help the charity. The 22-year-old, who lives in Jesmond, Newcastle, started volunteering with first aid charity St John Ambulance in 2012 after a dramatic incident in which he had to get emergency medical help for a neighbour who had been stabbed. Now, four years on, he is urging others to make a difference in their community.
published on: 19 June 2016
Science Central secures multi-million pound deal with L&G
Legal & General Capital plans to support the £350 million Newcastle Science Central, one the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK. The unique deal will see financial services giant Legal & General becoming a long term investment partner on Science Central alongside Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University. Legal & General Capital’s initial £65 million investment will fund completion of two buildings on premium plots 1 and 2 offering over 200,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, create 2,000 jobs and boost economic growth, and will help unlock the potential of further investment in commercial and residential plots.
published on: 17 June 2016
Vicki Hanson: elected President of the ACM
Vicki Hanson has been elected President of the ACM, only the 2nd woman to hold the post (after Wendy Hall). Vicki is a a computer scientist noted for her research on human-computer interaction and accessibility and a frequent collaborator with Newcastle University. In 2009, Vicki joined the School of Computing at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Collaborating with Computing Science at Newcastle University, she launched the Social Inclusion Through the Digital Economy (SiDE) project aimed at ensuring that all people, regardless of age or disability, were not left behind as the world became more digitally linked . The success of this effort motivated a broadening of the work in the recently funded BESiDE project, targeting both technology and architectural design aspects of the Built Environment of older adult care homes.
published on: 27 May 2016
Metadating: Are graphs the future of romance?
Open Lab’s Metadating event has been reported at ChronicleLive yesterday (23rd May). The world is filled with dating websites and apps which use data about you to find your perfect romantic match, but for most people, the idea of comparing bar charts and graphs with a potential partner doesn't sound like a dream date — we’re happy leaving the analysis to the algorithms. Researchers from Computing Science’s Open Lab asked groups of people to record quantifiable details about themselves — for example, how well they’d slept that night, how often they called their mother, the furthest distance they’d ever been from home — and import the data into various graphs and charts. These were used to make profiles which were handed out at a speed-dating event. Lead author Chris Elsden, of Open Lab, said: "The profiles made data a ticket to talk. They helped couples start conversations. Rather than analysing their data, they performed it by talking about it with each other. And despite the fact this was an unusual set-up, the group had no problem finding things to chat about."
published on: 24 May 2016
Teresa Almeida discusses a new body awareness app ‘Labella’ in the Independent
In the Independent yesterday (May 16th) is an article about a new app for women which allows users to get to know their own anatomy through the medium of a smart phone. Teresa Almeida, a PhD student from Computing Science talks about the new app in the Independent.
published on: 19 May 2016