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School of Computer Science

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28 May 2012


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News from Head of School

Bin binning schedule

Bins will be removed from offices in the IT building at the end of this week. Please check that there are recycling bins reasonably nearby and contact Eamon if they need relocating or if additional bins are required. Recycling bins will be installed on the second floor of Kilburn on Monday (28th May) with office bins being removed on 9th July.

Research Office moves on 11th June

The Research Office will move to its new home on Monday 11th June. The new office is located in Room 1.135 on the first floor of the Turing building. Email and telephone contact should continue as before, although there will be an interruption to service on the day of the move.


There have been a number of thefts from the Kilburn Building. Last week an individual attempted to remove valuables from an office. Please take care not to leave valuables unsecured. If you see anyone acting suspiciously please contact University Security immediately on 0161 306 9966.

Staff loads

You should have received an e-mail with your load for the next academic year 2012/13. If you havenít received an e-mail or you think that something is incorrect then please speak to your line manager. The staff loads for academic year 2013-14 can be found here:Staff loads



EPSRC Regional Meetings†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Various

EPSRC are holding 3 Regional Meetings during May to highlight progress made against our Delivery Plan and to discuss how we can continue to work together to ensure that we maintain, if not improve, the UKís relative international research standing in the face of increased competition.


Regional Meetings will be held in Newcastle (3rd May), Birmingham (11th May) and London (23rd May) further information regarding timings and registration can be found on our website following the links included above.


Design by Transformation: ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Jun 12

Application to Dense Linear Algebra Libraries

Professor Robert van de Geijn will be visiting the UK in June and will deliver the above talk to the Numerical Algorithm and High Performance Computing Network in the School of Mathematics.

14.00, Venue: Frank Adams Seminar Rooms, Alan Turing Building. The talk is open to all but please email Vicki Gallagher to confirm attendance.



Funding Opportunities

EPSRC additional funding to University†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8 Jun 12

EPSRC have allocated additional sponsorship of over £1m to the University to be used strategically to support initiatives in defined areas

1. Pathways to Impact

2. Partial student scholarships

3. Internships for recent graduates

4. Bridging the Gaps/Priming Tranformative Research (seed-corn funding)

Item four, Bridging the Gap, allows only one submission per school. If there's more than one person intending to bid for this pot, then there will have to be some internal selection. So, if you wish to bid for this money email Robert Stevens with your form filled in by 8 June.

Completed application forms should be returned electronically to James Evans (James Evans), with a copy to your School Research Office contact by 18th June 2012.

More information

EPSRC Call for SADEA †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19 Jul 12

Invitation for outlines for System Approaches to Distributed and Embedded Architectures

This call is being issued as part of the "Many-core Architectures and Concurrency in Distributed and Embedded Systems"(MACDES) priority, announced in July 2011 by the ICT Theme. Up to £5m will be committed to this call, subject to the quality of proposals received.

More Information

School Research Office

There is information about support for grant writing and submission at

More with less: Engineering solutions for resource efficiency†††††††† 11 Jun 12

Expression of interest: EPSRC invites expressions of interest from eligible individuals to attend an IDEAS Factory Sandpit on engineering solutions for resource efficiency. Closing Date: 11 June 2012 More information

Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) Integrated Research Project (IRP) - US/UK Collaborative Funding Opportunity††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29 Jun 12

Collaborative research: The RCUK Energy Programme, led by EPSRC, would like to encourage the participation of UK researchers in the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP), created by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy.

Closing Date: 29 June 2012 More information

Call for Feasibility Study Proposals: EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services††††††††††††††††††††††††† 30 Jun 12

Invitation for proposals: The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services is offering funding for feasibility studies in the field of through-life engineering services.

Closing Date: 30 June 2012 More information

Call for Tenders: A Comparative Analysis of Potential Options for a Roadmap-Based Initiative on Next Generation Computing ††††††††††††††† 13 Jul 12

The European Commission, Directorate-General Information Society and Media, has published a call for tenders for a comparative analysis of potential options for a roadmap-based initiative on next generation computing.

More information


Design for Wellbeing: Ageing and Mobility in the Built Environment10 Sept

Expression of interest: EPSRC is leading a call with the ESRC and AHRC, which invites proposals from interdisciplinary consortia for evidence led research into ageing and mobility in the built environment.

Closing Date: 10 September 2012 More information

Fellowships†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rolling round

Fellowships are available in a number of priority areas here.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed on a rolling basis - further information on the application and peer review process here.

If you experience any problems, please contact the EPSRC webteam.


Research Awards


COPASI: Open source software for advance biochemical network modelling

Funding Body: BBSRC

PI: Pedro Mendes

Award Amount: £628316

What If?

Funding Body: EPSRC

PI: Robert Stevens

Award Amount: £308450


Funding Body: Korea Institute of Sceicne and Technology Information

PI: Sophia Ananiadou

Award Amount $108300