School of CS newsletterPublished: Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Weekly newsletter for the School of CS
[ top ]News from Head of School
Every year CSSoc teams up with the Languages, Religion and Theology Socs to organise the famous May Ball for all students and staff. This year it’s at The Midland Hotel on Saturday 2 May and tickets go on sale this Thurs 12 March in Byte Cafe at 12:00.
Bryn (CoChair of CSSoc) says “Every year, one of the highlights of the May Ball is the staff being there, and so we'd really love to see as many of you there as possible.” Tickets cost £32 which includes entry, a three course meal, a couple of bottles of wine per table, and entertainment and dancing till late."
Tickets are on sale in the Byte Café approximately 12-3 every day this week.
Mahdi Jelodari Mamaghani, a third year PhD student in the APT group supervised by Jim Garside received the DATE Best Paper Award 2015 last week with a paper titled "De-Elastisation: From Asynchronous Dataflows to Synchronous Circuits"
Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) is among the top 3 conferences in the EDA and CAD area with 915 submissions this year.
You can read the paper here.
It’s spring again! Two herons have been planted in the courtyard with the aim of discouraging ducks from nesting. This doesn’t seem to have worked yet but with appropriate nurturing perhaps the herons will grow to be more fearsome.
There were red noses all-round at the CS Cake-off on Friday. Competition was fierce, but after a prolonged tasting session (with many cakes being tasted twice, just to be sure), the judges finally agreed that the winners were Bijan Parsia and Alyson Owens, whose swans sadly didn’t survive long enough to join the herons and ducks outside.
[ top ]News and announcements
Professor Martin Schröder has been appointed as the new Vice-President and Dean for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at The University of Manchester.
Professor Schröder is an expert in materials chemistry applied to energy research, and will join Manchester on 1st June 2015 from the University of Nottingham, where he is currently Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, responsible for leading the Faculty’s research and teaching strategies, infrastructure and financial planning.
The staff survey launched on Monday 9 March; you have until Monday 20 April to complete it. The survey is completely confidential and £1 will be given to charity for every survey completed. You will also be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad. To complete the survey, click here.
We have built an online system for managing PGR projects which we hope will make the process smoother for supervisors and more easily managed by administrators.
Supervisors are now able to do the following online:
* advertise new pgr projects;
* withdraw old pgr projects;
* edit pgr project details;
* renew annual advertising on http://www.findaphd.com/
If you are, or have been, a PGR project supervisor could you please point to the address below and check that the information held about your projects is correct.
Where a project is listed please can you click on the project and complete the form so that we can trap some data we are currently missing. This will also enable us to confirm that the project should currently be advertised.
If a project is listed but obsolete please click on it and scroll down to "withdraw project" and submit the form.
Even if you don't think you have any projects could you please point to the following address to check that we don't mistakenly have an old project still associated with you.
PGR project management:
We have been encouraged by the LAPP (Latin American Postgraduate Programme) office to submit more projects for them to advertise. Please take a moment to consider whether your projects could be advertised with LAPP too and if so please indicate so on the form.
We are now listing pgr projects by research group on our externally facing pages. Which research group is affiliated with which project is also controlled through the new system. Please take a moment to check/correct the research group associated with your project.
PGR project public advertisements by group:
If you have any technical problems with the form please contact Iain Hart.
If you have any questions about the administration please contact Anthony Morris.
[ top ]Events
Time & Location: 14:00, Kilburn Lecture Theatre 1.4, 18 March 2015.
Speaker: Professor Jeremy Wyatt. University of Birmingham
Host: Gavin Brown