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Athena SWAN Bronze Award for the Department

AS-BronzeWe are very happy to report that the Department has won a Bronze Award from the Athena SWAN Charter. This is a key Equality Charter of Advance HE, and it recognises advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. Commenting on the award, the University's Provost, Professor Christine Ennew, said:

This is excellent news for Computer Science and the wider Warwick community. I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone in the Department for the significant progress that has been made on gender equality in recent years, and I wish them every success in implementing their Action Plan for this area in the coming years.

We are especially grateful to the Self-Assessment Team, and all students and staff who contributed to the questionnaire, the analysis and the consultation. This Bronze Award will be held by the Department until at least November 2023.

Mon 18 May 2020, 23:49 | Tags: People Jobs and studentships Highlight

Senior Teaching Fellow and two Teaching Fellows join the department

Dr Ian SaundersDr Jonathan FossJames AtkinsonWe are happy to welcome to the department Dr Ian Saunders as a new Senior Teaching Fellow, and Dr Jonathan Foss and James Atkinson as new Teaching Fellows. In addition to all being accomplished scholars and teachers, Ian brings us a wealth of entrepreneurial experience, Jonny has expertise in working with industry in an interdisciplinary context, and James has recently won a prestigious Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates who Teach. Professor Ranko Lazic, the head of department, has commented:

We are looking forward to the exciting enhancements that Ian, Jonny and James will be making to the department's teaching and learning, to the lasting benefit of our students.

Sun 29 Sep 2019, 18:32 | Tags: People Jobs and studentships Undergraduate

Opening: Assistant Professor in Data Science

The Departments of Statistics and Computer Science are seeking a new Assistant Professor in the area of Data Science.

An enthusiastic individual is sought for this unique opportunity to be part of the newly created Warwick Data Science Institute (WDSI), which reflects the commitment of the Department of Statistics and the Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with the Warwick Mathematics Institute, to a coherent methodological approach to the fundamentals of Data Science and the challenges of complex data sets. In addition, the departments of Computer Science and Statistics have created a joint undergraduate degree programme in Data Science, which has recruited its first students in September 2014. You would be naturally involved in this exciting development, which constitutes the first course of its kind in the UK.

You will have knowledge of the current issues in Data Science and the drive to address them at a fundamental level while being part of a collaborative team from researchers across the mathematical sciences at Warwick. You will help shape Warwick’s research and teaching leadership in this fast-developing discipline. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting collaboration between the Mathematical Science departments at Warwick.

Informal enquires can be addressed to any of Professors Mark Steel (M.Steel@warwick.ac.uk), Stephen Jarvis (S.A.Jarvis@warwick.ac.uk), David Firth (D.Firth@warwick.ac.uk), or Graham Cormode (G.Cormode@warwick.ac.uk), or to any other senior member of the Warwick Computer Science and Statistics departments.

You should have a PhD in Statistics, Computer Science or Mathematics or an equivalent qualification.

It is expected that interviews will take place in January 2015.

Start date: Flexible, although we expect the successful candidate to be in post by 1 October, 2015.

Wed 12 Nov 2014, 20:51 | Tags: Jobs and studentships

Warwick and King’s College London to establish London-based Centre for Urban Science and Progress

Warwick and King’s College London, in partnership with New York University, plan a major initiative in collaboration with the GLA and the London Borough of Southwark to launch 'CUSP London', a branch of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, to be based at Canada Water from 2018. The announcement was made on Monday 17 June 2014 by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, at an event organised by Bloomberg to mark the start of London Technology Week.

London will be the first city to build upon the success of CUSP in New York, which was launched in April 2012 by Mayor Bloomberg and of which Warwick is an academic partner. In developing CUSP London, the partners will benefit from the experience in New York City, where CUSP is now established as a leader in the new field of urban science and informatics.

Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of Warwick commented: "I welcome the launch of CUSP London, both as a researcher of the dynamics of cities, and as Vice-Chancellor of Warwick which is a partner both in the CUSP London initiative and the original CUSP in New York. CUSP London will be a significant engine of applied urban science research, innovation and education that will work with London as a living laboratory applying research to the needs of our capital and to other great cities."

CUSP London will bring together researchers, businesses, local authorities and government agencies to apply urban science to improving public health and wellbeing. It will draw on the real experience and ‘big data’ available in cities, thereby using the cities themselves as living laboratories to tackle their most significant issues. CUSP London will complement the MedCity initiative which the GLA recently launched with King’s and other academic partners, and the Mayor of London’s Smart London plan.

Experts at CUSP London will use data to develop deeper understanding and practical solutions to a wide range of challenges affecting people’s everyday lives. The international partnership will also train a new generation of postgraduate and PhD level urban scientists with the skills and knowledge to benefit London and other major UK and global cities.

Professor Sir Richard Trainor KBE, Principal of King’s, commented: "If we are to tackle the increasingly complex challenges facing London and other cities, we need initiatives like CUSP London. It will train a new generation of urban scientists, and harness expertise, research insights and big data from across the public and private sectors in order to enhance health and efficiency in increasingly populated and fast changing cities."

It is anticipated that CUSP London would generate around 180 construction jobs for two years, and once fully operational, to accommodate around 100 researchers and 500 students. CUSP London will seek development funding from public, industry and philanthropic sources.

Steve Koonin, Director of New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, said: "We are delighted to welcome London to the CUSP family. We are honored by their strong support of our work and the steps taken to build on our successes in New York City. Our New York team stands ready to work with Kings College and the University of Warwick as the CUSP model is expanded abroad."

Tue 17 Jun 2014, 15:47 | Tags: People Jobs and studentships Grants Research

Opening: Professor of Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick invites applications from candidates with proven excellence in research in computer science for the new opening as Professor in Computer Science.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline, should be able to demonstrate excellent research in computer science, should be capable of research leadership (to demonstrate an ability to secure funded research grants and co-supervising MSc and PhD students in Computer Science), and should have excellent teaching skills. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and the ambition to play a leading role in the Department of Computer Science. Special considerations will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary interests and industrial research experience.


Contact Information for the Department of Computer Science: Professor Artur Czumaj (Head of Computer Science) at A.Czumaj@warwick.ac.uk.

To apply, please follow the instructions available on the official University web-page.

Please quote job vacancy reference number 71077-044.

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2014.

Thu 17 Apr 2014, 20:17 | Tags: Jobs and studentships

Opening: Assistant Professor

The University of Warwick is one of the founding partners in New York's recently announced Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

http://www.nyu.edu/about/university-initiatives/center-for-urban-science-progress.html

CUSP is an applied sciences institute focused on creating new transdisciplinary solutions for ‘smart urban environments’.

At full strength, CUSP will house 30 faculty, 400 Master’s students, 100 PhD students and 30 post-docs, researching areas including intelligent transportation, managing urban services and infrastructure, public safety and security, health informatics, and efficient, responsive and resilient buildings.

The University of Warwick is seeking to make several appointments in support of this initiative.

We welcome interest from Computer Science researchers in areas including:

Information Analytics;
Sensors and Mobile Infrastructures;
Data Visualization;
Security and Surveillance;
Real-time video processing;
Adaptive control and machine learning;
The Internet of Things.

Other research areas with clear application to smart cities and urban science will also be considered.

You will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the Department of Computer Science, both at the University of Warwick and also at the Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in New York.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a discipline related to smart urban environments, and you will be able to demonstrate excellent research potential in this area. You will have interdisciplinary interests and industrial research experience. Although you will be based at the University of Warwick in the UK, you must be prepared to make regular visits to New York for teaching and research purposes. You will also be required to work with industry partners as part of this initiative.

Closing date: 2 July 2012

Please quote job vacancy reference number 71908-052.

£37,012- £44,166 pa

More details can be found here.

Tue 12 Jun 2012, 11:06 | Tags: Jobs and studentships

Opening: Professor

The University of Warwick is one of the founding partners in New York's recently announced Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

http://www.nyu.edu/about/university-initiatives/center-for-urban-science-progress.html

CUSP is an applied sciences institute focused on creating new transdisciplinary solutions for ‘smart urban environments’.

At full strength, CUSP will house 30 faculty, 400 Master’s students, 100 PhD students and 30 post-docs, researching areas including intelligent transportation, managing urban services and infrastructure, public safety and security, health informatics, and efficient, responsive and resilient buildings.

The University of Warwick is seeking to make several appointments in support of this initiative.

We welcome interest from Computer Science researchers with excellent research track records in areas including:

Information Analytics;
Sensors and Mobile Infrastructures;
Data Visualization;
Security and Surveillance;
Real-time video processing;
Adaptive control and machine learning;
The Internet of Things.

Other research areas with clear application to smart cities and urban science will also be considered.

You will play a leading role in the development and direction of the research, administration and teaching in the Department of Computer Science at Warwick. You will have particular responsibility for the University of Warwick's commitment to the Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in New York.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a discipline related to smart urban environments, and you will have an excellent track record of research in this area. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to secure funded research grants. You will have interdisciplinary interests with industrial research experience. Although you will be based at the University of Warwick in the UK, you must be prepared to make regular visits to New York for teaching and research purposes. You will also be required to work with industry partners, and develop and lead industry/university research projects as part of the CUSP research program.

Please quote job vacancy reference number 71909-052.

Closing Date: 2 July 2012

Salary Negotiable

More details can be found here.

Tue 12 Jun 2012, 11:02 | Tags: Jobs and studentships

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