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2 March 2009


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Sabbatical Leave Applications

The School has only received one preliminary application for sabbatical leave to commence in academic year 10/11. Although the original deadline has passed, please could I encourage you to consider whether you would like to put in a preliminary case for leave in 10/11. Please note that academic staff are no longer required to take their period of leave abroad.


An initial indication of intention to submit should be sent to Ursula by Friday 6th March, with the full outline by 31st March. Outlines will need to contain the following brief information about the proposed sabbatical:


  • Location
  • Purpose
  • Period
  • Impact on teaching/admin duties



Analysis of Diversity Mechanisms for Global Exploration                  23 Feb 09

Peter Oliveto, University of Birmingham

14:00, Atlas 1, Kilburn building

Machine learning seminars


New Funding and Award Opportunities                           top

None this week.


Research Awards                                                              top

Automated Biological Event Extraction from the Literature for Drug Discovery

Funding body: BBSRC
PI: Sophia Ananiadou
Title: Automated Biological Event Extraction from the Literature for Drug Discovery

Award amount: 364,729


Funding body: Royal Society

PI: Konstantin Korovin
Title: Optimisation and Evaluation of Automated Reasoning Systems
Award amount: 46,940


Funding body: EPSRC

PI: Toby Howard

Title: UK Schools Computer Animation Competition 2009

Award amount: 30,481

CIs: Graham Gough and Alex Walker.

Team: Mandi Banks, Ros Cooper, Ursula Hayes, Chris Page, Rina Srabonian, Bernard Strutt.