School of Computer Science
27 February 2012
A number of appointments to the elected category of the Senate membership will terminate on 31 August 2012. Members of the academic and research staff are advised that nominations for election to these vacancies are now being sought.
Further information about the vacancies and eligibility for election, together with a nomination form, can be found at the Senate web pages on the University website at http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/senate/elections
50th Anniversary of Atlas
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Atlas computer. There will be an event in the School on 5th December to celebrate the project. More details will follow in due course.
8th Annual IET/BCS Manchester Turing Lecture 28 Feb 12
The School of Computer Science are delighted to announce that the 8th Annual IET/BCS Manchester Turing Lecture will take place on Tuesday February 28th 2012 at University Place Theatre B - registration from 5:00pm, lecture at 5:30pm.
This year's speaker is Professor Ray Dolan, Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry, UCL and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL. Ray will be delivering a lecture titled 'From cryptanalysis to cognitive neuroscience - a hidden legacy of Alan Turing'.
The lecture will see Professor Dolan discuss the heritage of Turing's work and its ongoing effects on computing today. It promises a fascinating insight into Turing's strongly Bayesian problem solving approaches and how they have advanced developments in understanding the workings of the brain and the human mind.
The lecture is open to BCS and IET members, University staff and students and the general public. Following the talk the IET are hosting a drinks reception and book signing in the foyer of University Place. Both the lecture and the reception are free of charge.
Further information and registration is available here.
Symposium: Mathematical modelling in economics & finance 2 Mar 12
10:30-16:00, Niels Bohr Common
Room, School of
For: academics and your PhD students.
If you or one of your students are
Automatic Feature Generation for Machine Learning for Compilers 29 Feb 12
Dr Hugh Leather. University of Edinburgh
14:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4, Kilburn Building
Hardware/Software Techniques to Address the Memory Wall on Multi-Core Systems 1 Mar 12
Dr Aamer Jaleel. Intel Research, Boston
14:00, Lecture Theatre 1.5, Kilburn Building
Turing Centenary Conference 22-25 June 12
Andrei Voronkov has announced the Turing Centenary Conference, to be held in Manchester, June 22-25, 2012:
Andrei has secured Ten Turing Award winners, a Templeton Award winner and Garry Kasparov as invited speakers:
Confirmed invited speakers:
- Fred Brooks (University of North Carolina)
- Rodney Brooks (MIT)
- Vint Cerf (Google)
- Ed Clarke (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Jack Copeland (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
- George Francis Rayner Ellis (University of Cape Town)
- David Ferrucci (IBM)
- Tony Hoare (Microsoft Research)
- Garry Kasparov (Kasparov Chess Foundation)
- Don Knuth (Stanford University)
- Yuri Matiyasevich (Institute of Mathematics, St. Petersburg)
- Roger Penrose (Oxford)
- Adi Shamir (Weizmann Institute of Science)
- Michael Rabin (Harvard)
- Leslie Valiant (Harvard)
- Manuela M. Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Andrew Yao (Tsinghua University)
Confirmed panel speakers:
- Ron Brachman (Yahoo Labs)
- Steve Furber (The University of Manchester)
- Carole Goble (The University of Manchester)
- Pat Hayes (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola)
- Bertrand Meyer (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
- Moshe Vardi (Rice University)
Graphene Engineering 19 Apr 12
Closing date: 19 April 2012
Issue date: 24 February 2012
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