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Department of Computer Science and Technology

 

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

Dr Amanda Prorok

'Robot trainer' receives ERC Starting Grant to study transport systems of the future

3 September 2020

Dr Amanda Prorok, an Assistant Professor and University Lecturer in Cyber-Physical Systems here, has today been awarded a coveted European Research Council Starting Grant

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Dr Alice Hutchings

Private-eye-turned-researcher receives ERC Starting Grant to study cybercrime

3 September 2020

Dr Alice Hutchings, a researcher into cybercrime and a University Lecturer on computer security, has today been awarded a coveted European Research Council Starting Grant.

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Why I thought I wasn't smart enough for Computer Science...

28 July 2020

She was conditioned by a tutor to believe that "girls aren't smart enough for Computer Science". But two years into her degree here, Vasundhara Agarwal now knows that's not true.

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On The Move

6 July 2020

Many of us spend time plugged into our headphones. But could they be doing more than streaming music - such as making us healthier and happier? This is one project being explored here in a collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs.

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Meet Amanda Prorok, robot trainer

18 June 2020

Dr Amanda Prorok has just won an Amazon Research Award for her work on ways to induce artificially intelligent agents - like robots and driverless cars - to achieve common goals while working in shared spaces.  

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Understanding 'fairness' in machine learning algorithms

16 June 2020

When more and more decisions in business are informed by machines and models, fairness seems important. Aviva PhD student Michelle Seng Ah Lee is trying to understand how fairness can be reflected in the algorithms used by businesses.

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2020 Wheeler Lecturer Dr Sophie Wilson

The Wheeler Lecture 2020: The Future of Microprocessors

20 May 2020

At this year's Wheeler Lecture, Dr Sophie Wilson looked at the history of microprocessors, how we got to where we are now, and what constraints there are on the future. As predicted, there were laws, graphs and references to Star Wars...

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Janet Wang

The essential travel assistant that could guide us out of lockdown

28 April 2020

A virtual travel assistant that can help users make socially distanced journeys – including when travelling on public transport – could help us as we emerge from lockdown. So says Janet Wang, an alumna of this department...

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Plan AI, because there is no planet B

17 April 2020

To mark Earth Day on Wednesday 22 April our colleague Emily Shuckburgh, gave the first virtual Turing Lecture on sustainability and the climate crisis.

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Dolores Garcia Marti

One Stop Epidemy Resource

16 April 2020

An international team of developers, including a visiting student in this Department, has created an open-source online hospital resource management system of benefit to both doctors and families.

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