12 July 2010
Carole Goble Elected as Fellow of
Congratulations to Carole on her election as a Fellow of
the Royal Academy of Engineering, where she joins Steve Furber, Alasdair
Rawsthorne and Chris Taylor from the school. The Fellowships exist to honour
Animation 10 Festival
The Animation 10 Festival (http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/Animation10/), including the prize giving and a computer science workshop, was held at The Lowry on Friday 9th July, attended by 450 school pupils, plus teachers and families. This is a high profile event, coordinated by Toby Howard with the support of a large team helping with organisation, judging, audio-visual, etc. The team deserve considerable credit for putting on such a successful and professionally run event, which is certainly enhancing the reputation of the school, while hopefully playing a significant role engaging young people with computer science,
Doctoral Training Centre Proposal
The school has been invited, along with 9 others, to bid for a Doctoral Training Centre in Computer Science, with a deadline for the proposal in August. Jon Shapiro is coordinating the bid from the school, and may well in due course send round requests for input or action. As such centres are not only prestigious, but of significant financial value (around £2 million), please try to support Jon in this important task.
Academic Management Tree
The current management tree for academic staff is available here; it hopefully contains few if any surprises. If you have any comments/objections, please let me know.
The Newsletter will be published every two weeks from now until September.
Alan Turing was voted best 'Information Pioneer of all time'. To read more and to see who he beat, click here.
School barbecue reminder 16 July 10
The School barbecue will be held on Friday from 3pm in the Kilburn quad. Food will be served but if you would like to drink please bring your own.
CICADA Conference on Mathematics and Industry 14 July 10
One-day Conference on Mathematics and Industry
9:15-17:15, Frank Adams 1,
In this conference we are bringing together eminent speakers who have worked at the interface between mathematical research and industrial applications with a group of young researchers who are employed in the CICADA project. The whole meeting will have a strong applications bent and will demonstrate how mathematical ideas can unlock diverse, difficult problems of practical importance:
* how do we estimate the risk of rare---potentially catastrophic---events?
* the use of the theory of networks to devise marketing strategies
* how to devise/design auctions (as has been done for the allocation of 3G bandwidth)
* given the ubiquity of embedded digital control systems working in
physical, noisy environments, how do we design these and verify
the safety of such designs?
If you would like to register for the event please email Helen Harper.
An insight into Research - Dinosaurs and Jet Engines 28 Jul 10
1-15.00, in room G107,
The event will consist
To reserve a place email your name and School to email@example.com
Visualising G-Protein Coupled Receptors
Funding body: EPSRC Vacation Bursary Scheme 2010
Award amount: £2,500
Advanced Sleep Activity and Rest Monitoring
Paul Abeles and Steve Pettifer
Funding body: NWDA
Award amount: £40k