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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.


Read more at: Presenting the Hall of Fame Awards

Presenting the Hall of Fame Awards

7 April 2022

An AI tool for diagnosing Covid-19, a knowledge discovery business, and a new way to plot the pathways of autonomous robots were among the winners of our Hall of Fame Awards.


Read more at: Schools compete to crack the code

Schools compete to crack the code

22 March 2022

There was fierce concentration and lively discussion in one of our computer labs today as 14 teams of students from local secondary schools took part in the first Cambridge Coding Competition.


Read more at: 'Innovative' teaching wins Dr Amanda Prorok a Pilkington Prize

'Innovative' teaching wins Dr Amanda Prorok a Pilkington Prize

16 March 2022

Congratulations to our colleague Dr Amanda Prorok who has won a 2022 Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching.


Read more at: Students win awards for their designs

Students win awards for their designs

16 March 2022

There were awards today for student design projects including an app for users to compute the carbon costs of their journeys, and a tool to help people in rural Bangladesh report climate change effects.