19 April 2010
Steve Furber Shortlisted for Millennium Technology Prize
Congratulations to Steve Furber on his
for the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize, the world’s largest award for
technological innovation. He is one of three laureates announced in
winner of the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize will be announced at a
The full press release can be found here.
The following appears on the University website regarding the current travel disruption:
number of University staff and students will have had their travel plans disrupted
as a result of the closure of airspace across the
The University's primary concern is to ensure that staff, students, and anyone else travelling on University business, remain safe and reasonably comfortable. This may mean that anyone currently abroad will need to incur additional expenditure on accommodation and/or on alternative means of travel. Budget holders should expect to meet any reasonable costs incurred in this way.
University's Travel Insurance policies include cover for curtailment and
cancellation costs. It may not be possible to recover all additional
expenditure incurred from the insurers. However, in order that claims
can be considered, travellers should ensure that:
A travel claim form is available at:
The wording of the University's Travel Insurance policies in respect of Disruption is available at:
Undergraduate Admissions Update
Our undergraduate numbers target always seems quite challenging, and we have for some time been dependent on ever increasing conversion rates to meet this target. So far this year, we have received 903 (673 home, 230 overseas) applications this year and have made 544 (366 home, 125 overseas) offers, with 110 (89 home, 21 overseas) applicants accepting Computer Science as their first choice. We currently have a conversion rate at a remarkable 49% (compared to 34% last year). Whilst it is still early days, with 63% of offer holders yet to respond, this represents a very encouraging start.
Many thanks to all staff who contributed to the Undergraduate Visit Days to make them such a success.
Although the visit days are over for this academic year, the External Affairs Office would still like your help with a Visit Day Review – we are hoping to review our visit day process and guidelines, so if there is any feedback you would like to pass on to the Visit Day team please contact Sophia Lewis-Martyr.
The University Open Days will be held this
summer on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th June. As usual, the School will be
holding events throughout the two days, and academic members of staff will be
required to man the Computer Science stand in the
We are always looking to add student and graduate to offer commentary about their student experience for use in our school brochure, website and blogs. If you know of any current or past students who you think might be willing to contribute, please pass on their contact details to Mike Stead.
On the Saturation of YAGO 21 April 10
Prof Christoph Weidenbach. Max-Planck Institute
15:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4,
IMG/RCS Seminar - Open Distributed Social Networks 21 April 10
Henry Story, Social Web Architect
13.00 in Atlas 1,
WiSET Industry Speed Networking, sponsored by Deutsche Bank 21 April 10
representatives from Deutsche Bank, IBM, Imagination Technologies and Teach
First. Includes free buffet!
State of the Art in Game Console Graphics 23 April 10
Naty Hoffman, Activision Inc.
14:00-15:00 Room 1.10,
EPSRC Knowledge Transfer (KT) Account:
Call for Applications