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Graham Cormode named 2020 ACM Fellow

Prof. Graham Cormode of the Department of Computer Science has been
named among the 2020 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellows,
for contributions to computer science. The ACM is the world's leading
learned society for computer science.

Prof. Cormode is recognized for his contributions to data summarization
and privacy enabling data management and analysis. His work on data
streams and sketching has been widely implemented in many high tech
companies and organizations.

Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12:08 | Tags: People Highlight Research Faculty of Science Data Science

Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science 2020

This year’s Warwick Postgraduate Colloquium in Computer Science (WPCCS) was held on Monday 14th December and marked the 18th edition of this beloved event. For the first time in its history, WPCCS took place online, on the communication platform MSTeams, to allow everyone to participate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A cherished occasion to present one’s research, receive valuable feedback, and create connections within the department to develop new ideas, the Colloquium saw the participation of 50 PhD students who gave presentations spread across seven major themes, showcasing the quality and diversity of the research carried out in the Computer Science Department at Warwick. 22 PhD students also submitted longer, more detailed presentations which were made available to participants and attendees on the official WPCCS MSTeam, so to receive constructive in-depth comments.

Fri 18 Dec 2020, 09:22 | Tags: Conferences Research

EPSRC funding awarded to Prof. Yulan He and Prof. Rob Procter on developing an AI solution for tackling “infodemic”

Prof. Yulan He and Prof. Rob Procter have been awarded funding from the EPSRC under the UKRI’s COVID-19 call. During the COVID-19 pandemic, national and international organisations are using social media and online platforms to communicate information about the virus to the public. However, propagation of misinformation has also become prevalent. This can strongly influence human behaviour and negatively impact public health interventions, so it is vital to detect misinformation in a timely manner. This project aims to develop machine learning algorithms for automatic collection of external evidence relating to COVID-19 and assessment of veracity of claims.

The project is in collaboration with Prof. Maria Liakata and Dr. Arkaitz Zubiaga from the Queen Mary University of London.

Wed 16 Dec 2020, 16:38 | Tags: Grants Research Human-Centred Computing Data Science

Professor Edmund Rolls' 15th book, "Brain Computations: What and How", published by Oxford University Press

Professor Edmund Rolls is pleased to announce the publication of his 15th book "Brain Computations: What and How" by Oxford University Press.

The aim of this book is to elucidate what is computed in different brain systems; and to describe current computational approaches and models of how each of these brain systems computes. Understanding the brain in this way has enormous potential for understanding ourselves better in health and in disease. Potential applications of this understanding are to the treatment of the brain in disease; and to artificial intelligence which will benefit from knowledge of how the brain performs many of its extraordinarily impressive functions.

This book is pioneering in taking this approach to brain function: to consider what is computed by many of our brain systems; and how it is computed. Details can be found here. Professor Rolls notes that the research described in this book has high impact in terms of citations (see here for more information).

Fri 11 Dec 2020, 10:43 | Tags: People Applied Computing

High Career Prospects for Warwick Computer Science Graduates

Computer Science is 2nd in the country and Russel Group for career prospects; 97% of our undergraduate students go on to work in highly skilled roles; 91% employment rate of our postgraduate students

The Graduate Outcomes Survey of 2017/18 Warwick graduates highlighted that:

  • Computer Science is 2nd in the country and Russell Group for career prospects
  • 97% of our undergraduate students go on to work in highly skilled roles
  • 91% employment rate of our postgraduate students

Derived from the Graduate Outcomes survey of 2017/18 graduates, carried out approximately 15 months after completion. Contains HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.

Wed 09 Dec 2020, 14:13 | Tags: Teaching

Many congratulations to Computer Science and Data Analytics MSc cohorts 2019-2020!

Video from the PGT Director


Departmental Prizes

Sean Hooker Best CS dissertation
Melchior Chui Best overall CS MSc student
Yanru Li Best DA dissertation
Laurent Repond Best overall DA MSc student
Thu 26 Nov 2020, 01:48 | Tags: Teaching

Prof. Nasir Rajpoot awarded funding by Cancer Research UK to use machine learning to improve the early detection of oral cancer

Cancer Research UK is funding a study to examine the use of machine learning to assist pathologists and improve the early detection of oral cancer.

We are very excited to work on this project with Dr Khurram and his team at Sheffield. Early detection of cancer is a key focus area of research in our lab and this award by CRUK adds to the portfolio of research at the TIA lab on early detection of cancer.

The pilot project will pave the way towards the development of a tool that can help identify pre-malignant changes in oral dysplasia, crucial for the early detection of oral cancer. Successful completion of this project carries significant potential for saving lives and improving patient healthcare provision. -- Professor Nasir Rajpoot

The research is led by Dr Ali Khurram at the University of Sheffield with Professor Nasir Rajpoot from the University of Warwick as the co-Principal Investigator. Other co-investigators and collaborators include Professor Hisham Mehanna and Dr Paul Navkivell from the University of Birmingham and Dr Jacqueline James from Queen’s University Belfast.

Tue 03 Nov 2020, 10:12 | Tags: Grants Research Applied Computing Artificial Intelligence

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