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Warwick Computer Science Tops Russell Group Institutions in National Student Survey 2018

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In the recently published National Student Survey (NSS) 2018, Computer Science at Warwick ranked 4th of the 108 computing departments in the UK, with an overall student satisfaction rate of 94%. Among the Russell Group, an elite group of research-led universities in the UK, Computer Science at Warwick is ranked 1st for overall student satisfaction for the second consecutive year.

The NSS canvasses student satisfaction across all departments at all universities and remains the biggest survey of student satisfaction in the UK. Students are asked to respond on topics including teaching quality, learning opportunities, academic support, and organisation and management. Among the Russell Group, Computer Science at Warwick ranked first or second in almost all major categories.

Investment in new teaching and laboratory facilities is well underway, with Warwick’s new Mathematical Sciences Building soon to open and staff eagerly preparing for an exceptionally talented student intake for the 2018-19 academic year.

Wed 01 Aug 2018, 10:15 | Tags: Undergraduate

Promotions for two academic staff

motherboard cakeWe are delighted to report that Dr Theo Damoulas and Dr Gihan Mudalige have successfully completed their probations early, and become Associate Professors at the start of this month. Quoting from their probationary review reports,

Gihan has had a number of successes with attracting substantial research funding, most recently for two projects with AWE PLC, and one with Rolls Royce PLC. A further major success is Gihan’s Royal Society Industrial Fellowship, which will run over the next 4 academic years at 50% of Gihan’s time. ... Dr Gihan Mudalige is an outstanding and valuable member of the department’s academic staff, whose many likely future contributions to both research and teaching we are looking forward to.

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Dr Theo Damoulas is a valuable asset to both Computer Science and Statistics departments in all of the research, teaching, administration and collegiality areas. Theo is already a next-generation research leader at the national and international levels, in particular enhancing the university's partnerships with the Alan Turing Institute, CUSP London, King's College London, and New York University.

it remains to say many congratulations!

Tue 03 Jul 2018, 23:31 | Tags: People Undergraduate Research Faculty of Science

Warwick Computer Science tops Russell Group institutions in 2017 National Student Survey

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In the recently released 2017 National Student Survey results, Warwick Computer Science ranked 2nd of the 104 computing departments in the UK, with an overall student satisfaction rate of 96%. Among Russell Group competitor institutions (an elite group of teaching and research universities in the UK), Computer Science at Warwick is ranked 1st for overall student satisfaction.

The National Student Survey (NSS) canvasses student satisfaction across all departments at all UK universities and remains the biggest survey of student satisfaction in the UK. Students are asked to respond on topics including teaching quality, learning opportunities, academic support, and organisation and management.

Among Russell Group institutions, Computer Science at Warwick ranked top in almost all major categories*:

  • 1st for overall student satisfaction
  • 1st for teaching quality
  • 1st for learning opportunities
  • 1st for assessment and feedback
  • 1st for academic support
  • 1st for learning resources
  • 1st for learning community
  • 1st for organisation and management

Throughout this summer investment continues in new teaching and laboratory facilities, with Warwick’s new interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences building (for the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics) opening in 2018.

 

*These figures are based on the Russell Group institutions for which there is publishable data for the subject of Computer Science in 2017.

Tue 15 Aug 2017, 14:49 | Tags: Undergraduate Highlight

Department of Computer Science in World's Elite

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The 2014 QS Worldwide university rankings have been released today and Warwick Computer Science continues to be ranked amongst the best.
North American universities dominate the Top 10 Computer Science departments, but 11 UK universities feature in the world’s Top 100 departments, including Warwick. Warwick Computer Science scores particularly highly in the categories 'Employer Reputation' and also 'Citations per Academic Paper’.
Wed 17 Sep 2014, 07:55 | Tags: Undergraduate Highlight Faculty of Science

Class of 2014: Graduation

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Congratulations to all our graduands receiving their degrees today!

Artur and graduates Julian and family graduates Graduates   Julian and Jane Graduates 

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2014 student awards

Today's Honorary Graduands

Fri 18 Jul 2014, 19:10 | Tags: People Undergraduate

DCS teaching staff commended in the WATE & WATEPGR awards

Matt Leeke and Robert Bird

We congratuate Dr Matt Leeke, who was commended for his teaching in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence this year. Matt is a module organiser for CS132 Computer Organisation and Architecture, CS240 Software Engineering Principles, and CS257 Advanced Computer Architecture.

We also congratulate Robert Bird who was commended in the WATEPGR awards. Robert has taught on more than 10 modules in his time at the university, including being invited to teach outside of his department. He is known for his ability to build strong relationships with students to encourage them in their learning.

This year's awards have been one of the most successful ever. Record numbers of nominations were received from staff, students and alumni, which resulted in over 70 individuals being nominated for the hard work they put into their teaching.

Full list of WATE 2014 winners

Full list of WATEPGR 2014 winners

Tue 15 Jul 2014, 16:41 | Tags: People Undergraduate

Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1st Year Maze Coursework Winners

Marcin Pucilowski

Friday 6th December 2013 saw the judging and awarding of prizes for the best solutions to this year's 1st year Programming for Computer Scientists module coursework. David Deacon from Bank of America Merrill Lynch was on hand in the afternoon to award the prizes at the celebration party.

There were some outstanding solutions to the 'Robot' Maze problem this year, which involves finding the optimal path through sets of random mazes, some containing loops. As well as solving the problem at hand, some of the candidates ingeniously subverted the Java framework and produced simple games for the users to play!

This year's overall winner was Marcin Pucilowski who used an A* search for the target with a colour overlay to represent the depth of each node in the graph. Well done to Marcin! Second and third placed were Radu Blana and David Richardson. Radu too made an A* search and a snake game if you "get bored" of running on the same maze. David made 2 additional games, a block defender game and a cellular automaton that worked inside the maze. Highly commended were Rayhaan Jaufeerally, Rhiannon Michelmore and Oliver Hamelkijnck. Rayhaan made a multiplayer networked race to the target. Rhiannon also made a snake game which was great fun to play! Oliver made a Dijkstra-based search for the target. The top three winners received Amazon book tokens and all have been invited to the BAML Insight Week events to be run in spring and autumn next year.

Thank you to David Deacon and BAML for sponsoring the event this year and also to all of the Post Graduate markers involved in the one-to-one marking and feedback sessions.

Fri 13 Dec 2013, 18:03 | Tags: People Undergraduate

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