Study Computing and make your mark on the future. On our courses you will receive the opportunity to develop mobile applications, drive web development, gain a strong grounding in programming languages, learn about advances in cyber security and develop business solutions. Computing at Surrey will provide you with the foundation knowledge and industrial experience you need.
Interesting fact: multiple vehicles travelling together in ‘convoy’ could be a sign of criminal activity. Surrey Police are keen to identify suspicious cases.
With ubiquitous traffic cameras pulling in huge streams of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) data every day, the question is: how do you spot irregular patterns?
Professor Anthony TS Ho in the Department of Computing has developed an algorithm that’s currently helping police filter out unusual activity. Using a form of feature extraction analysis, the Convoy Analysis program has already been used by Surrey Police in a number of real-life test cases.
Two new academics, Dr Shujun Li and Dr Mandeep K Dhami, have recently joined the project, which has just been awarded MILES funding. Together, they are working on integrating more advanced pattern recognition techniques and improving the program’s ability to deal with large volumes of data.
Controversial elections results could be a thing of the past, as a verifiable electronic voting system developed by Surrey’s Department of Computing has successfully been deployed – for the first time worldwide – in a state-wide statutory political election.
Surrey’s verifiable voting system, which was used in the State of Victoria election in Australia in November 2014, allows voters to check that their votes have been accurately recorded while encrypting receipts so that votes remain completely secret. This protects against fraud and fosters greater trust in the electoral process, potentially improving democratic participation in elections.
Led by Professor Steve Schneider with Dr Chris Culnane as lead system architect, the Surrey team created a system that could cater for blind, partially-sighted and motor impaired voters, and also handle remote voting for citizens living overseas. Following the system’s successful deployment in the Victorian election, the researchers are looking at opportunities for commercialisation and roll-out.
With the threat of poachers looming large, India’s diminishing tiger population is in danger of vanishing altogether.
Tiger Nation is an extraordinary new social media platform that draws on image recognition technology. It’s been developed by a spinout of the Department’s Digital Ecosystems research group, Thoughtified, and lets members of the public help conservationists to keep track of tigers’ movements.
Images uploaded to the Tiger Nation website are automatically analysed to identify tigers based on their stripe patterns. Researchers can then access time and location data, making it possible to keep tabs on tigers at all times.
An exciting and ambitious project, the monitoring data provided by Tiger Nation will help conservationists prevent India’s tiger population from dwindling further.
Catch up with current University of Surrey placement students at IBM. At the end of the professional training placement, many students receive offers of employment from their placement employers for when they graduate.
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The Complete University Guide 2016 reveals that nine of our Engineering and Physical Science subjects are in the UK top 20.
The Complete University Guide 2016 reveals a dramatic rise for Surrey’s Computing degree programmes, which now rank within the top 20.
Resin.io, a software infrastructure company set up by former Surrey PhD student Alexandros Marinos, has received major funding from US investors.
The University of Surrey has been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) by the government.
The Wildsense iPad app, an initiative from a group of researchers at the University of Surrey, could change the way wildlife is monitored in the future.
Professor Steve Schneider, a former Head of the Department of Computing, became FEPS’ Associate Dean (Research & Enterprise) in January.
"I’d definitely recommend taking a placement year – for me, it’s been the best decision I made during my studies and I benefited in so many ways"
"I’d highly recommend Surrey to others. I’ve really liked being here – you get to meet people from different countries; the lecturers are motivational and really help you in your studies; and the ratings for graduate employability are strong"
"Since starting here I feel I’ve learnt to work effectively under pressure by prioritising my work, and have tremendously improved my communication and interpersonal skills which I’ll hopefully continue to do so in the future too"
A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg, is to be used in Australia’s Victorian State election, which opens on Monday 17 November.
"My Professional Training year...definitely helped me to gain my current role - in fact I was successful in my very first job interview"
"At Surrey, you’ll get every opportunity to develop both academically and on a personal level"
Adrian Waller is set to take up the position of Visiting Professor within the Department of Computing.
“I was delighted to work at Qualcomm because its advanced technologies have revolutionised the way people communicate and how mobile phones are being used. My experience on placement couldn’t have been better"
‘Inventing the Future’ saw self-proclaimed ‘science daredevil’ Greg Foot interviewing four Surrey scientists and engineers about their inspiring work.
Business leaders and academics got together recently to explore how research and innovation can be exploited for maximum benefit.
Professor Alan Woodward is one of only three external contributors to a significant new report on organised crime in the online world.
Computer Science research hits the 101-150th spot within the ARWU.
“I spent my Professional Training placement at BlackBerry, gaining organisation, project management and technical skills and now work full-time as a Field Test Specialist for the company.”
MSc formally recognised with a GCHQ provisional certification.
Professor Alan Woodward connects to UK Digital Skills steering group.
“I’m in a great position as Surrey has prepared me well for a career in academia or industry”
At the opening of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), speakers from the government, industry and academia shared their views on tackling one of today’s greatest threats.
Professors Alan Woodward and Jim Al-Khalili support the TeenTech 2014 Awards, set up to nurture and celebrate young talent.
Senior Lecturer in Computing Dr Lee Gillam gave an overview of recent Surrey research aimed at tackling Cloud security issues, at the prestigious Cloud World Forum.
“I feel like my degree has not only given me extensive internet computing knowledge which will be useful in my career, but also important skills including project management, time-keeping and professional communication”
Computing undergraduate Yatin Vadhia secures summer internship with Google.
Anna Vartapetiance won the top speaker prize at the annual London Hopper Colloquium for her presentation on online deception detection.
Computer sciences and IT perform well in The Guardian University Guide 2015, entering the top ten.
Winning bid to run the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) is a major achievement for the University and wider research community.
Professor Alan Woodward has been appointed as an academic adviser to EC3, the Europol agency set up to fight cybercrime.
“I would encourage anyone with a passion for programming or technology to take this course”
“Surrey is the best educational choice I have ever made”
Surrey’s Alan Woodward suggests spring cleaning your passwords in the wake of the ‘Heartbleed Bug’.
Spam content discovered on health services’ flu jab page.
Surrey student Irina Tsyganok is one of the few people outside the US to have developed an app for Google Glass, the wearable computer technology.
The University’s four faculties got together on 16 January to celebrate the achievements of the three-year MILES programme and the launch of its successor, Collaboration Surrey.
The University has signed a contract to create software that will enable the world’s first large-scale verifiable political election in Victoria, Australia.
The proportion of women studying engineering and physical sciences at Surrey challenges the national trend in co-educational state schools.
Researchers from the Department of Computing have revealed the security risk posed by NFC technology.
A PhD researcher in computing has filmed an otter family on the River Wey using hidden cameras, providing photographic evidence of otters in the area for the first time in 50 years.
Trust is essential in most areas of life. And who better to trust to give a lecture on the subject than Baroness Onora O’Neill, a distinguished philosopher and politician, who currently chairs the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
A new mobile app, designed by academics at the University of Surrey, will radically change the way visitors interact with museums and gallery spaces.
A business started by two University of Surrey PhD graduates has been acquired by leading fraud detection software company The ai Corporation, bringing a ‘Big Data’ approach to solving the multi-billion pound global fraud problem.
University of Surrey hosts unique conference on movement-based art and computing at the frontiers of creative technology.
A Surrey professor has become one of the first contributors to a newly formed website looking at in-depth current affairs.
"Demanding modules...really give you the opportunity to push your boundaries and advance your coding abilities"
“I love studying Computer Science at Surrey and I’ve got a Google summer placement lined up”