School of CS newsletterPublished: Thursday, 08 March 2018
Weekly newsletter for the School of CS
[ top ]News and announcements
The Library is pleased to announce that in response to requests from Computer Science academics we have been able to purchase Nature Human Behaviour, which is a new online journal published monthly since Jan 2017.
Nature is positioning to become the top human behaviour journal covering psychological sciences, behavioural economics and related disciplines. It is relatively new, but has already published some significant papers. The journal is relevant for teaching within the School of Computer Science: the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) degree programme and HCI Third year elective and a growing contingent of PhD students. There is also a substantial number of staff and postdoctoral researchers within Computer Science for whom the journal would be relevant.
The journal is available to access online via Library
If anyone has any further queries regarding this journal then please do not hesitate to contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org
[ top ]Research Funding Opportunities
The Royal Academy of Engineering are pleased to announce the 2018 call for the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme is now open for applications.
The Government Office for Science offers UK Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to outstanding early-career science or engineering researchers. These Fellowships are designed to promote unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the intelligence, security and defence community. Members of the IC identify research topics and postdocs work locally with University Research Advisers to develop and submit research proposals that align with the topics. The topic list for 2018 is now available online.
Application deadline: 4pm on Monday 26 March 2018
Funding available: up to £100,000 per year for two years
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund wave 3 expression of interest call went live last week:
The ICSF brings together the UK’s world-leading research with industry to tackle the biggest industrial and societal challenges of our time. £1 billion has been allocated to the first wave of challenges. A further £725 million has been announced for wave 2, which will run in 2018 and 2019.
UK industry and research can submit proposals aligned clearly with at least one of the 4 grand challenges in the government’s Industrial Strategy. • artificial intelligence and the data economy • clean growth • the future of mobility • meeting the needs of an ageing society.
[ top ]Research News
Research Lifecycle Programme – an invitation to all researchers
The Research Lifecycle is a five-year programme of investments to support The University of Manchester in meeting its goal of being one of the top 25 research universities in the world, through a series of strategic investments in IT and associated change. This will have an impact on all researchers at The University of Manchester. There are plans to launch a survey soon, to gather your feedback and opinions on University research.
The programme’s next event on Wednesday 28 March is open to anyone at the University with an interest in research. There will be an update on progress, and the opportunity for you to share opinions which will help shape the future of the programme. A recording of the first ‘open house’ event on Wednesday 28 February is also available.
• Wednesday 28 March: Research Lifecycle Programme - progress so far
• An introduction to the Research Lifecycle Programme (recording and materials)
• Research Lifecycle Programme website
General queries about the programme can be emailed to email@example.com
The KE presentation has been rearranged to take place as follows:
Date: Wednesday 28th March Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Room: IT 407
Caroline Stanton, Knowledge Exchange Manager for the Faculty, will talk through the different impact acceleration funding schemes, what counts as impact, and how best to shape your ideas to achieve it. The session will finish with a Q&A and Caroline will be available afterwards for an individual chat if you have a potential project you would like to discuss.
[ top ]Tech Support News
Planned downtime on shared network storage
Over the next few months, IT Services need to replace the equipment which runs many of our shared network storage areas.
You may know these areas as your “S: Drive”, “G: drive” or similar. While this will result in improved performance, this means that some shared network areas will be inaccessible for up to four hours during March and April. Staff in The Faculty of Science and Engineering may be affected on the 6th, 9th, 11th or 12th April. Your personal network storage (P: drive) is not affected.
To find out if you’re affected, please visit the IT Services website: • Storage maintenance for The Faculty of Science and Engineering
If you have any further questions about this work, please let me and Natalie Gent know.
Jennifer Scibilia- PMO Analyst J7, 0161 275 2179
[ top ]Social Responsibility
If you think about a project related to sustainability (green spaces, green/low energy, recycling, transport, etc) and need some funds, consider applying to the next round of funding available via the university’s 10,000 Actions.
Deadline is March 8th