Department of CS newsletterPublished: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Weekly newsletter for the Department of CS
[ top ]News from Head of Department
The presentations will start with Miranda, Jang, and Karam, who will share the story of a challenging experience of forming and running a completely remote team, a not-entirely-technical client, and all other challenges of successfully delivering a software project. Sam and Nadine will tell us about the architectural and implementation monsters encountered during the build of a microservices-based graph database-based system.
No matter if you are in the industry wondering what the wizards in the ivory tower do, if you are in academia trying to tame the industrial beast, or if you are still studying, this event is exactly for you!
Tradition dictates that we throw in pizzas and drinks, so come to Alliance Business School on 2nd December at 1800 to enjoy the talks, meet the super talented students, and the Imago team.
Imago is the University of Manchester’s student software company. We create beautiful and useful software for paying clients, using the skills and experience we’ve gained during our time at University. There are only 25 places available at the physical event...so register early. If you don't get a ticket to the physical event or if you cannot join us on the day, we are offering digital tickets so you can watch on Zoom from anywhere.
Book your ticket i □ f Tickets, Thu 2 Dec 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
[ top ]News and announcements
The British Standards Institution (BSI) are setting up a new committee developing standards for "Sustainable Robotics" and the BSI have now issued a call for those interested in being involved.
Details, together with a link for applying, are in the PDF at:
If you have an interest, but have questions, email Michael Fisher, chair of the "Sustainable Robotics" committee.
Arm Research has opened various internships for next summer targeted at both under and post-graduate levels in different research areas, ranging from hardware to software engineering.
You can obtain further information at https://careers.arm.com/early-careers
I’ve worked in the School of Engineering since 2018 when I started in the Operations team in EEE.
Since then I’ve also worked in CEAS and now I’m working in both MACE and Computer Science. So I will have experience of working in Operations in all four departments!
I also worked at the university in the department of Russian Studies and then at the Legal Advice Centre a while ago before working as a primary school teacher specialising in modern languages.
I have two grown-up children, two dogs and two cats, who all keep me busy!
[ top ]Wellbeing
Yoga With Mee (otherwise known as Karon Mee from CSOPs) is hosting 4 x 30 minute total relaxation sessions starting from Sunday 28th November and finishing on Sunday 19th December 2021.
They are over Zoom. They are free to attend.
All you need is to get yourself as comfortable as you possibly can, lie on the floor, in or on your bed. And listen. I will talk you through the session and explain everything at the time. You don't need to do anything other than get comfortable and listen. Now doesn't that sound like a lovely way to ease yourself into Sunday evening?
Contact me for the Zoom joining details - email@example.com
[ top ]Events
We are holding a Christmas charity bake sale on Tuesday 14th December from 10-11am...just in time for your coffee break!
We are inviting people to bake and donate their bakes to the sale too. So get your pinny on and BAKE! Please note that you will need to provide a list of ingredients with your delicious creations.
Christmas jumpers optional! Come and pick up something delicious and make a donation to our charity this year: Wood Street Mission. HOME - Wood Street Mission
Mel, Marion, Angel and Karon
Please join us for our forthcoming Atlas Talk (online) in Computer Science
Joining details: https://zoom.us/j/98513350116 Passcode 910561
Title - Learning from Disagreements
Speaker - Professor Massimo Poesio (joint work with Alexandra Uma, Dina Almanea, Tommaso Fornaciari, Dirk Hovy, Silviu Paun, and Barbara Plank)
Hosts - Professor Sophia Ananiadou & Professor Angelo Cangelosi
Abstract and further details can be found at: Computer Science ATLAS talk - Learning from Disagreements (manchester.ac.uk)