News from Head of School
School Health and Safety Policy Much Revised
The school's Health and Safety Policy document has been
substantially revised (in particular shortened) and updated (thanks to Eamon
and Ursula), and is now available from:
This document certainly contains information that I didn't know a year ago,
and details both practices that people are expected to follow and material
you may need to reference. If you think there are any errors of omission or
commission in the document, please let me know, as we are keen to ensure that
this is a useful resource in contributing to a safe working environment.
Consultancy Practices and Overhead Policy
The faculty has introduced a policy whereby all
consultancy carried out through the university must include a 40% overhead in
the price. Carrying out consultancy through the university enables
university resources to be used, for example for negotiating contracts, and
provides indemnity insurance. Where consultancy takes place outside the
university, no university facilities should be used, and university indemnity
insurance is not automatically available. In either case, permission must be
sought from the HoS, by completing the relevant form:
The university Consulting Resource provides various information on
and the policy on consultancy is available at:
In the school, Manchester Informatics Ltd supports staff in setting up
consulting; as such, please interact with Graham Riley when negotiating to
set up a consultancy through the university.
Text Mining Competition Success
A team of staff from Computer Science, MIB and MCISB (Irena Spasic, Farzaneh
Sarafraz, John A. Keane and Goran Nenadic) was ranked third (from a field of
nineteen) in the international text mining challenge in the
clinical/health-care domain, whose aim was the extraction of
medication-related information from narrative patient records. More
information on the challenge can be found at:
The core problem: Overview on systems research at
SAP with a focus on parallelism 9
Mr Daniel Scheibli. SAP Research
14:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4, Kilburn Building
WiSET Afternoon Tea and Chat for female students and staff at the School of Computer Science 9
In order to improve and support networking between female
students and staff at the School
of Computer Science, a
regular monthly lunch meeting is planned, with talks and workshops. The first
event will be an informal get-together with a few short talks and
presentations by students about their research and work experience as
computer scientists. Pop in to meet new people, have some chats and a nice
cup of tea! All students (UG and PG) and staff are welcome!
Free tea and snacks!
Wednesday, 9th December 2009, 1-2.30pm, Room IT407 (IT / Kilburn Building).
Turnitin & Grademark and eAssessment Workshops Various dates
The EPS eLearning Team will be running various workshops
in January. To book yourself a place on any of the workshops please email.