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DCS spins out its Biometric Research


Here at the department of computer science we have an established reputation for research and one area where engineers have been particularly successful is in developing complex algorithms to significantly improve the accuracy and efficiency of biometric identification systems. So ground breaking were the ideas that in 2004, the group behind this patented technology took the ambitious step to ‘spin out’ their ideas in order to capitalize on its commercial potential. DCS News editor Lewis Herrington met up with one of the founding directors of Warwick Warp, Dr Li Wang at the company’s office in the Barclays Venture Centre to discover more about the ‘spin out’ process, and also to shed light on how the company has lured a number of PhD students away from lucrative graduate schemes in London to its more modest set up here the midlands. Read More

As one PhD student departs, two new undergraduates arrive

nick Formal methods PhD student crosses the pond… bulgeria Bulgarian students talk about their arrival at the computer science department
Nick Papanikolaou has joined the e-Security team across the pond in the new Digital Laboratory. In this article we look at how Nick’s time with DCS prepared him for his current role. Read More
At the end of their first term, we caught up with Milena Georgieva and Peter Ivanov to see how well they had settled into campus, 1200 miles away from their home town of Sofia. Read More

learn all about the Legend of the DCS Robot...DCS Robot

The department of Computer Science Robot or ‘Rob’ as it is affectionately known is a two wheel differential drive robot built in 2005 by lab technicians to aid both undergraduate and postgraduate research programs. Rob is a stand alone, battery powered robot with ultrasonic sensors, a web cam and a basic PC to connect everything together. Read More


Department Bulletins

bulletWarwick University ranked 6th The Independent and The Times have just published their University league tables for 2010. In each the University is ranked 6th out of 113 UK universities. Computer Science at Warwick continues to feature in the top 10 computing departments in the country (The Times).

bulletRoyal Society Funds HPC Modelling Research Dr Stephen Jarvis has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Industry Fellowship starting October 2009 for four years. Dr Jarvis will work with Rolls Royce's Aerothermal Methods Division, assessing the impact of emerging HPC architectures on key scientific ...

bulletPostdoc in Algorithmic Game Theory A new postdoctoral position in Algorithmic Game Theory is available in connection to research project »Efficient Decentralised Approaches in Algorithmic Game Theory« funded by an EPSRC grant. The project supports a postdoctoral research position at the ...

News features

1969 - 2009 DCS Alumni Come Homestaff &alumni outside dcs

On Saturday the 20th of June the department of computer science played host to an Alumni open afternoon, attracting graduates from over the last 40 years. The event was part of a new initiative by the Warwick Careers office designed to inspire former students to re-engage with their former departments. Read More

From Warwick University to Apple Inc California

Hugo outside of apple

Less than ten years after graduating from the Department of Computer Science (DCS), Hugo Fiennes was head hunted by Apple Computer Inc California to manage the hardware team responsible for a little known device called an ‘iPhone’. One year later the ‘iPhone’ is named Time magazines invention of the year. Read More

Launching a Software Company? Expert Advice from a former student

Launching a company

If you have ever attended a technology careers fair at the University of Warwick then the chances are you have met someone from the leading web solutions company bit10. A valued friend of the Department, bit10 often participates in department events and graciously provides its consultants to undertake guest lectures. In this article we talk to former DCS student and founding director Alexander Craig. Read More