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Department of Computer Science and Technology

Read more at: A plethora of professors

A plethora of professors

15 June 2022

Congratulations to the members of this Department who have been promoted! As a result of the 2021-22 Senior Academic Promotion process, we have seven new professors here and a new Principal Research Associate.


Read more at: An OBE for Prof Simon Peyton Jones

An OBE for Prof Simon Peyton Jones

7 June 2022

Professor Simon Peyton Jones, a Distinguished Honorary Fellow in this Department, has received an OBE for services to education and to computer science in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2022.


Read more at: Hybrid Open Days July 2022

Hybrid Open Days July 2022

1 June 2022

There will be Hybrid Open Days in July 2022 where would-be undergraduates can find out what it’s like to study Computer Science here by visiting either in-person or virtually.


Read more at: Dr Peter Ochieng appointed first DeepMind Academic Fellow in Computer Science at Cambridge

Dr Peter Ochieng appointed first DeepMind Academic Fellow in Computer Science at Cambridge

25 May 2022

We're delighted to welcome Dr Peter Ochieng, a researcher in natural language processing and AI, who has just been appointed as the inaugural DeepMind Academic Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.


Read more at: New Python for Science course will help researchers learn programming skills

New Python for Science course will help researchers learn programming skills

24 May 2022

A new self-learning module is being offered to help researchers across the University of Cambridge learn programming in Python. Meanwhile, applications have also just opened for the next Accelerate Data Science Residency.


Read more at: Cambridge's global reputation in Computer Science recognised in REF 2021

Cambridge's global reputation in Computer Science recognised in REF 2021

11 May 2022

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) - a major UK exercise to assess the quality of research at our universities - recognise our 'world leading' and 'internationally excellent' research.


Read more at: Research Showcase replaces cancelled Wheeler Lecture 2022

Research Showcase replaces cancelled Wheeler Lecture 2022

5 May 2022

In place of the 2022 Wheeler Lecture, which has had to be cancelled as our speaker is unwell, we are holding a Research Showcase in the Department.


Read more at: Professor awarded ERC Advanced Grant for 'trying to prove the impossible'

Professor awarded ERC Advanced Grant for 'trying to prove the impossible'

26 April 2022

For his work in – quite literally – trying to prove the impossible, Professor Anuj Dawar has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.


Read more at: Hybrid approach to 'Travelling Salesman Problem' produces best results

Hybrid approach to 'Travelling Salesman Problem' produces best results

26 April 2022

Researchers will tell a major conference that their new approach to solving the (notoriously hard) 'Travelling Salesman Problem' has produced results that significantly outperform some state-of-the-art approaches.


Read more at: Visitors meet our robots & build quantum computers at the Cambridge Festival

Visitors meet our robots & build quantum computers at the Cambridge Festival

13 April 2022

Visitors had wellbeing sessions with a robot coach, built their own quantum computers, and found out why we need to 'reclaim control' of AI, when we hosted a day of public events during the Cambridge Festival.