Computer Science News

Here are the latest news stories from Computer Science:

CS won two Vice-Chancellor's Awards 2015

At the Annual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards dinner which took place on 23rd November, the Department saw new recognitions of its excellence in both teaching and research:

  • Dr Helen Treharne, Head of Department, won Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence;
  • Mr Ran Cheng, a Year-3 PGR student of the Department supervised by Prof Yaochu Jin, won Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Postgraduate Research.

A list of all award winners and nominees can be found here at SurreyNet.

Dr Shujun Li awarded new EPSRC project on human factors in cyber security

Dr Shujun Li, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Computer Science and Deputy Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), was recently awarded a new research project "COMMANDO-HUMANS: COMputational Modelling and Automatic Non-intrusive Detection Of HUMan behAviour based iNSecurity" by the EPSRC. This project is one of six projects funded through a competitive call on Joint Singapore-UK Research in Cyber Security co-funded by the EPSRC and Singapore's NRF, which attracted 22 joint research proposals from UK and Singaporean researchers. The project is expected to start on 1st April 2016 and will last until 30th April 2018.

Dr Andre Grüning co-authored new Nature article

An international team of researchers including Dr Andre Grüning, Senior Lecturer of the Department, have investigated the question of "Daughter or Son, which sex to produce?" in an interdisciplinary study on how a doe (female deer) can choose to influence the sex of her offspring. The results from this research was recently published in Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific venues publishing interdisciplinary research. The article can be read here at Nature's website (subscription required).

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