School of Computer Science
2nd July 2012
Teacher of the Year Award
Heating and ventilation survey
From 11th to 16th July a survey of the Kilburn Building will be being conducted as a part of the heating and ventilation system feasibility study. During this time the survey team will be measuring air flows in all rooms and no adjustments will be made to the system. Eamon Griffin will circulate more details in due course.
Bins finally to be binned
Office bins will be removed from the 2nd floor of the Kilburn Building on 9th July, there are a few days left to prepare for this. Please inform Eamon Griffin if the recycling bins are not in the best positions or if more are needed.
The UK Border Agency visited the University on Thursday 28th June. They required the School to provide them with evidence of attendance for samples of UG, PGT and PGR international students. UKBA will visit again, and It is vital that we are able to provide evidence whenever they choose to inspect, otherwise the University risks losing its licence to recruit international students. I am particularly concerned about the amount of evidence that we can provide for the attendance of PGR students.
School Barbecue 6 July 12
15:00, 6th July, Quad and common room.
Food will be served but please bring your own drinks. Tickets will be allocated on the day to ensure that everyone gets some food before people go for seconds. Come along and enjoy the sunny Manchester weather!
Featured publications this week (by Robert Stevens)
School Board meeting 4 July 12
Budget Report (Jim Miles), Parity of esteem of research and teaching (Kersti Börjars, Associate Vice-President). 4th July 2012,15:30, IT building room 407.
Health Informatics @ Manchester Meeting 9 July 12
The third HI@M meeting is to be held on 9th July 2012 14:30-17:00 in room G306b in the Jean McFarlane Building (building 92 on the campus map).
* 14.30 Welcome and Update (Will Dixon/Georgina Moulton)
* 14.45 Patient access to records (15 mins) Amir Hanan Patient (tbc)
Dr. Amir Hanan is a full-time general practitioner in Hyde, UK. Developing a "Partnership of Trust" between patient and clinician, he has enabled over 11% of his patients (more than 1,300) citizens to access their GP electronic health record on-line, helping them to self care and become eMPOWERed. He has also set up an innovative health 2.0 website for his practice, www.htmc.co.uk putting patients, managers and clinicians at the heart of healthcare, giving them "control" and enabling "Real-time Digital Medicine".
* 15.00 Mobile technologies to Improve Patient Care (15 mins) John Ainsworth
John Ainsworth is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy
Director of NIBHI. He leads on innovative informatics solutions to
improve healthcare and is affiliated with a number of projects across the
University. John is a key member of the m-health ecosystem (http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/ehi/7234/manchester-gets-mhealth-ecosystem).
Schizophrenia is a major public health challenge. Current treatments are limited and, in the absence of reliable markers of disease or of treatment response, evaluation of new treatments is cumbersome. Treatments are evaluated by patient recall of symptoms a week or month later, a process subject to averaging and biased recollection. The aim of this project is to develop and evaluate a web-based remote data capture system for recording momentary symptom data in ambulant subjects.
* 15.30 Refreshments
* 15.50 Spotlight on PatientsLikeUs (25 mins) Paul Wicks
Paul Wicks, PhD, is the director of research and
development (R&D) at PatientsLikeMe. An internationally recognized expert
in psychological aspects of neurodegenerative conditions, Dr. Wicks is
responsible for shaping the scientific and medical validity of the
PatientsLikeMe platform. As R&D director, he leads a team of experts
charged with conducting scientific research that generates insights from the
personal health data shared by patient members.
Bibhas Roy is a specialist shoulder and elbow surgeon and
Clinical IT Secondary Care Lead for NHS North West. His recent work
focuses on the development of a web-based tool that collects patient reported
outcome measures for shoulder surgery. His work has been widely
reported including reports in eHealthInsider (http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/acute-care/6963/trafford-docs-develop-proms-tool).
* 17.00 Close
School Seminar: Title & Abstract tba 11 July 12
14:15, Lecture theatre 1.4, Kilburn building.
Professor Christoph Weidenbach, Max Planck Institute.
EEE seminars 17 July 12
Tuesday 17 July, 12:00-14:00 in D45a Sackville Street Building.
12:00-13:00 Professor Reza Zoughi (FIEEE) from Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA will talk about "Microwave and millimetre-wave imaging for NDE". Professor Zoughi is the Executive Vice President of IEEE I&M Society and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Trans. on Instrum. and Meas. He is also an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
13:00-14:00 Professor Xiaochuan Pan (FIEEE) from University of Chicago, USA will talk about "X-ray image reconstruction for medical applications". Professor Pan is well known in the field. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging, IEEE Trans. Biomed Eng., and Phys. Biol. Med.
School Research Office
There is information about support for grant writing and submission at http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/reso/