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As yet, the number of women in computer science is small, but it is growing. On this page, you can meet some of the inspiring women computer scientists in this Department

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: The climate crisis: 'change is possible'

The climate crisis: 'change is possible'

7 December 2021

"Though watered down, the [COP26] text is abundantly clear that the days of fossil fuel are over and the days of new clean, green solutions are upon us," says Emily Shuckburgh, our Professor of Environmental Data Science.


Read more at: Support for student using machine learning to understand forest ecosystems

Support for student using machine learning to understand forest ecosystems

24 November 2021

An award to a PhD student will help her work with local communities as she uses machine learning techniques to monitor the health, biodiversity and deforestation of Ghanaian forests.


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Tanya Morris

#StateSchoolProud to be here

7 July 2021

"Don’t worry that you might not fit in. When you get here, you will naturally find other people like you." So says former comprehensive school pupil Tanya Morris who has just finished her first year as a Computer Science undergraduate.


Read more at: Improving diversity in AI 'would benefit society'

Improving diversity in AI 'would benefit society'

7 March 2021

"I’d urge you to consider a career in AI and data science," PhD student Michelle Seng Ah Lee told black state school students recently. "It would benefit industries and society, making sure diverse backgrounds are represented in algorithms we release into the wild."


Read more at: A journey to Cambridge on 'the road less travelled'
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A journey to Cambridge on 'the road less travelled'

7 March 2021

"It is absolutely possible to get to Cambridge using 'the road less travelled'," says award-winning PhD student Sian Gooding who, after dropping out of school, went to sell PCs in a high-street retailer – and got hooked on computing.


Read more at: 'I want to make a contribution through science'
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'I want to make a contribution through science'

5 March 2021

PhD student Mahwish Arif arrived here following a stint with the Pakistan Space Agency, a Commonwealth Scholarship and an MSc at the University of Edinburgh. She tells us about her route to Computer Science at Cambridge.


Read more at: 'Conducting research here has been a transformative experience'
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'Conducting research here has been a transformative experience'

17 February 2021

Meet Dr Ildiko Pete, a postdoc in our Cambridge Cybercrime Centre where she works at the intersection of machine learning and cybersecurity.


Read more at: Showcasing our healthcare research

Showcasing our healthcare research

1 February 2021

Using body sound recordings to predict Covid-19, and employing AI to improve cancer treatment, were among the projects discussed at our Healthcare Research Showcase last week. The event can also be viewed online.


Read more at: New Fellows will help Accelerate Discovery
Image shows Early Career Fellow Bianca Dumitrascu

New Fellows will help Accelerate Discovery

18 November 2020

Four Early Career Fellows have just joined our Accelerate Programme to help researchers across the University advance the frontiers of their work through the application of AI.