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Birkbeck offers Kathleen Booth Anniversary PhD Scholarship to support representation in Computing

Posted: Sunday, 4 December 2022 12:00

The fully-funded PhD studentship, which recognises the contribution of pioneering computer scientist Dr Kathleen Booth, is made possible with support from Google.

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Programme Induction Sessions 2022/23

Posted: Friday, 23 September 2022 17:00

Programme induction sessions will take place from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 September, 2022. All new students joining the department should attend. Sessions are programme specific, please make sure you attend the correct one.

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AHRC-funded research project "The Design Generator"

Posted: Friday, 23 September 2022 13:00

Our department (A. Provetti) is partner to the AHRC-funded research project "The Design Generator".

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Workshop: Introduction to Coding for the Sports Industry

Posted: Thursday, 8 September 2022 16:00

This free workshop, run by the Sports Python educational project via a grant from the EuroPython Society, will introduce participants to practical applications of coding within the Sports industry. The specific focus will be on applying Python, a powerful open-source programming language, and best-in-class open-source Python software for Data Analytics/Science to real Football use-cases, from both on and off the pitch.

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Happy Birthday Raymond “Dickie” Bird

Posted: Monday, 25 July 2022 12:00

Happy 99th birthday to Raymond “Dickie” Bird. Dickie copied Andrew Booth’s circuit diagrams and built the HEC1 for BTM. He later wrote up his design of the HEC range as his PhD under Booth’s supervision, graduating in 1957.

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Dr. Hideyuki Matsumoto

Posted: Thursday, 7 July 2022 00:00

Having completed his PhD in the Department whilst acting as the CIO for Mitsubishi Finance's London operation, Dr. Hideyuki Matsumoto has pursued an illustrious career firstly with the London (UMEA) division of Nomura Research Institute and latterly in Tokyo with Deloite Tomahtsu to the age of normal retirement in Japan.

He currently directs the Japan Association for Information Systems, an affiliate of the global Association for Information Systems. From this year he has accepted positions as Consulting Fellow of the Japanese Government's Research Institute of Economy, Industry and Trade; Visiting Professor, the Graduate School of Economics, Soka University; and Visiting Professor at Japan's Professional Graduate School of Project Design.

Andrew and Kathleen Booth Memorial Lecture marks 100th birthday of pioneering computer scientist

Andrew and Kathleen Booth Memorial Lecture marks 100th birthday of pioneering computer scientist

Posted: Wednesday, 15 June 2022 10:00

Professor Marina Jirotka delivered the 2022 Memorial Lecture, which was an opportunity to celebrate the life and work of Kathleen Booth.

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Strong REF2021 results

Posted: Tuesday, 17 May 2022 10:00

The Department has performed strongly in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 with 55% of our research outputs and 67% of our impact assessed as world-leading, and nearly all of the remaining outputs (41.7%) and all impact (33%) as internationally excellent. The Department also improved considerably compared to REF 2014 by achieving a GPA of 3.41, which ranks us 23rd in a competitive discipline with 90 UK institutions. The REF 2021 results confirm our status as an international centre of excellence in computer science.

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Research Fellow Vacancy

Posted: Thursday, 12 May 2022 21:00

We are seeking three Postdoctoral researchers to work on the EPSRC-funded ESPRESSO project (“Efficient Search over Personal Repositories - Secure and Sovereign”).

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