School of Computer Science
14 March 2011
It has been widely known for
some time that several academics have applied for ERVS, and there has been
some information circulating on names. While the full process has not
yet been completed by everyone involved, the following staff
are expected to leave the school under ERVS before the end of
September: Howard Barringer, Doug Edwards, Chris Kirkham, Junichi Tsujii and
Ian Watson. Clearly these people have made very substantial and
important contributions to the life of the school through their research,
teaching, administration and management, in some cases over many years.
We will be sure to arrange events to commemorate these contributions nearer
the times of the departures of these staff and the others who will be going
during the year.
Faculty PhD Scholarships 1 April 2011
New PhD funding opportunity for excellent UK, EU and international students (Deadline 1 April 2011)
Up to five PhD applicants to the School of Computer Science will be submitted for this competition, and the deadline is 1 April 2011.
informed all our current PGT and final year UG students about these
studentships and emphasised that ALL students, not just home/EU, are eligible
for this full funding. We are also looking at our current applicants
for suitable candidates.
The funding is for 3-years only and is therefore matched to a traditional 3-year PhD programme rather than the CDT programme. It is new funding, not connected to previously announced CDT or School funding.
Together with the CDT development, this is a very good opportunity for our School not only to gain more excellent PGR students, but also to raise our profile in the UK, Europe and world-wide.
Sophia Lewis-Martyr maternity leave
Infrastructure at Google 15 Mar 11
Dr Peter Dickman, Engineering Manager in Google's Zurich Office
12.30, Q&A: 13.30 – 14:00, Theatre A, University Place
Event is free of charge and no registration is required.
School Board meeting 16 Mar 11
15:30, IT building room 407.
R&D Grant Opportunity for Microelectronics & Nanoelectronics – ENIAC 2011 Information Day 17 Mar 11
17 March, University of the West of England, Bristol
EPSRC Contribution: £1 Million: TSB Contribution 1.5M
Speakers from: ENIAC JU, Technology Strategy Board, University of Sheffield, Philips BV.
In association with NMI and the South West Microelectronics iNET.
Registration fee: £15 + VAT (Members)
£30 + VAT (Non Members)
Royal Society Computing in Schools Project 24 Mar 11
Please note the School will pay travelling expenses for people who want to attend the relevant event.
In summer 2010, the Royal Society announced the start of a project investigating the way that computing is taught in schools. The project is supported by 24 organisations from across the computing community including learned societies, professional bodies, universities and industry, and represents an unprecedented drawing together of common interests in this area.
Following a call for evidence in late 2010 which attracted over 120 responses, there will be a series of stakeholder engagement events which will enable participants to contribute further to the project, and to explore the major themes and issues emerging from the evidence received.
Audience: Higher Education Institutions.
Date and location: 24 March, Queens Hotel, Leeds.
ICT Event ICT Challenge 1 Call 8 31 Mar 11
Department for Business Innovation and Skills Conference Centre, London.
09:30 to 16:30
A major networking and learning opportunity enabling research leaders from business and academe to share and compare their strategic research and innovation aims in the three important and related areas of Future Networking, Cloud Computing and software and Trustworthy ICT.
Symposium on the benefits of eLearning technologies in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics 13 April 11
On Wednesday 13th April 2011, The University of Manchester is holding a symposium that focuses on the benefits of eLearning technologies in teaching and learning, in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy Subject Centres in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics disciplines.
Lecturers and Learning Technologists from the North of England and Scotland will come together to share their knowledge on how we are using online technologies in the field of teaching and learning. Several of our own colleagues at the University of Manchester will be showcasing best practices in e-Technologies.
The symposium will consist of an opening plenary, 4 parallel workshop sessions with a variety of topics and presenters, and a closing plenary. The symposium will be an excellent opportunity to connect with peers from other Higher Education Institutions, and to learn how they are using eLearning to benefit student learning or improve teaching efficiency.
This event is offered without charge however it is necessary to book your place.
IMI eHealth week 9-15 May 11
The second Stakeholder Forum of the Innovative Medicines Initative (IMI) will be held in Budapest during the eHealth Week.
The eHealth Week is jointly organised by the European Commission’s High Level Ministerial Conference and the World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition and will address healthcare issues from the home to the hospital. A number of side events and an exhibition will be organised including a workshop on "Active and Healthy Ageing – from Hospital to Home" in the framework of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing.
The IMI Stakeholder Forum will take place on 11 and 12 May during eHealth Week. The Forum was organised for the first time in 2010 in Brussels, and aims bringing together industry representatives, regulators, policy makers, scientific experts, patient representatives and science leaders together to discuss about IMI projects, the IMI Research Agenda and IMI calls for proposals.
EGUK Chapter Conference 7-9 Sept 11
The 29th Conference organised by the UK chapter of the Eurographics
Association will be the ninth Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics
2011 Conference (TP.CG.11). It will take place at the University of Warwick on the 7-9 September 2011, with a paper deadline of May 9th, 2011. All accepted papers will be published by Eurographics and held on the Digital Library, and will be available at the conference.
The aim of the conference is to focus on theoretical and practical aspects of Computer Graphics and to bring together top practitioners, users and researchers, which will hopefully inspire further collaboration between participants particularly between academia and industry.
Scalable Preservation Environments SCAPE
PI: Sean Bechhofer
CI: Carole Goble,
Development of a New Dynamical Core for the Unified Model: Portable, Scalable Performance
PI: Graham Riley
CI: Rupert Ford