23 November 2009
Outcome of Time Allocation Survey
Academic staff will be familiar with the Time Allocation Survey (TAS), whereby staff are asked to indicate how their time was spent during a single week.† This information is used in a report to HEFCE that informs funding to the university, and thus has an important formal role.† However, it is potentially also of some general interest, so here are the main headings and the results for Computer Science.
Following on from the speculation that Time Allocation Survey (TAS) results will show that teaching heavily subsidises research, here are some numbers for Computer Science based on the 09/10 budget:
(non-PGR) Teaching income = 42.9% of Core Income.
TAS effort on (non-PGR) teaching (including 50% of management) = 40.9%.
Although much more care would be required to come up with figures one might be inclined to vigorously defend, the above seem in rather closer harmony than might have been anticipated given how little attempt has been made to actually expend effort in line with income.
University Postgraduate Open day Ė Help needed††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25 Nov 09
This is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to meet us and see the environment and facilities available should they decide to register for one of our postgraduate programmes in September 2010.
After an overview from Uli Sattler there will be two research demonstrations taking place within the School from a couple of our academics.
Graduation ceremony††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16 Dec 09
The CS graduation ceremony is being held on Wednesday 16 December at 14:30. If you have supervised an MSc dissertation for the 08/09 cohort or a PhD student who has been awarded their degree since July 09, you are very welcome to attend the ceremony as part of the platform party. Please can you let Susie Hildreth know by Friday 27 November if you wish to be involved and if so whether you would like a gown ordered for you.
Filtering and Smoothing in Gaussian Process Dynamic Systems† 23 Nov 09
Marc Deisenroth, Universitat Karlsruhe (TH),
Denis Noble Lecture on The Music of Life†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25 Nov 09
The Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (iSEI), the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP), and the Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology (MCISB) are delighted to announce the following public lecture by Professor Denis Noble, focusing on the philosophical aspects of his research:
On The Music of Life: A new paradigm for biology
The lecture is planned for the 25th of November, at 16:00, in the Lecture Theatre of the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB - North Campus). All are welcome.
Denis Noble is Professor Emeritus and co-Director of
Computational Physiology at
Commercial uses of functional programming: Domain-specific languages in investment banking††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25 Nov 09
Dr Simon Frankau. Barclays Capital
14:00, Lecture Theatre 1.4,
Academic Promotions Master class†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25 Nov 09
This class is to help applicants make the most of their application for promotion.† The session will provide insight and information about the promotions process, hints and tips about making an application and an opportunity to gain confidential feedback on CVs.
09:00-11:00, Room H6
Please register for the event by email.
ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science Conference - Call for Papers† 13-16 April 10†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Research Conference Call for Papers:
Conference Registration (including Grand Challenges):
∑ Students £30
∑ ACM/BCS/BCS Academy £90
∑ Others £130
Submission Deadline: 18 December 2009
PhD+ is a scheme to
support the best PhD students for a few months of additional research after
the submission of their PhD thesis. The aim of this funding is that projects
can be completed and high profile publications prepared and submitted. It is
a stepping stone for students between the end of their PhD and the beginning
of post-doctoral or research fellowships.
Deadline: 11th December
For more information and an application form email Adrian Jarvis.
European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigators Grant Call for Applications††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24 Feb 10
Applicants for the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant are
expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant
research achievements in the last 10 years. Although there are no
restrictions regarding age, nationality, or current place of residence, the
Principal Investigators should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality
and significance of their research contributions. Principal Investigators of
Advanced Grant proposals will be expected to demonstrate a record of
achievements appropriate to their field(s) of research. Potential Principal
Investigators may include leading scientists in Europe and those of the
European community overseas or non-Europeans wishing to establish themselves