School of Computer Science

Weekly Newsletter

9th July 2012


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News from the Head of School

Graduation: meet your students

Tuesday 10th July is graduation day. Students and their friends and family like to meet their tutors/supervisors and if you can’t make it to the ceremony, please come along to the reception afterwards – starting when people return from the ceremony (11:15-11:30), prizegiving at 12:00.

Animation 12

Friday 13th is Animation 12 Festival day:

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.

University Intranet Survey

Your chance to say what you think of the University Intranet:


Featured publications this week (by Robert Stevens)

This is a regular section in the weekly newsletter.  This is a small step to help us all to know what research is happening in the School and what is being published. Please continue to add all of your new publications to eScholar, but also send ones that you wish to advertise in the newsletter to


Miwa, M., Thompson, P., McNaught, J., Kell, D. B. and Ananiadou, S.

(2012). “Extracting semantically enriched events from biomedical literature”. BMC Bioinformatics, 13: 108



Miwa, M., Thompson, P. and Ananiadou, S. (2012). “Boosting automatic event extraction from the literature using domain adaptation and coreference resolution”. Bioinformatics 28(13):  1759-1765



Kim, J.-D., Pyysalo, S., Nédellec, C., Ananiadou, S. and Tsujii, J.(Eds.) Selected articles from the BioNLP Shared Task 2011. BMC Bioinformatics 13 (Suppl 11)


Dynamic Superposition: A Framework for Propositional and First-Order Reasoning            11 July 12

Professor Christoph Weidenbach, Max-Planck-Institut fur Informatik.

14:15, Lecture Theatre 1.4, Kilburn Building.

More Information


Faculty Open Meetings                                                                                                  

The dates for the Faculty Open Meetings for the next academic year are as follows:

Wednesday, 10th October 2012 – 1400-1500 hours venue TBC

Wednesday, 23 January 2013  – 1400-1500 hours venue TBC

Wednesday, 24th April 2013  – 1400-1500 hours venue TBC

Wednesday, 24th July 2013  – 1400-1500 hours venue TBC

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

The School of EEE has arranged 2 seminars on 17 July Tuesday, 12-14:00 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.



Funding Opportunities

School Research Office

There is information about support for grant writing and submission at


Prize & Award Opportunities

Wolfson Research Merit Award                                                                 10 July 12

For outstanding scientists who would benefit from a five year salary enhancement to recruit them to or retain them in the UK.

University Research Fellowship                                                          13 Sept 2012

For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early to mid-stage of their research career who have the potential to become leaders in their field.

Brian Mercer Feasibility Award                                                                                   

Brian Mercer Feasibility Award (Rolling round). For scientists who wish to investigate the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of their research.