News and Events in the Department of Computer Science

Prof Louvieris and Dr Perry awarded 750k EPSRC grant for 'Smart Money' project

Prof Louvieris and Dr Perry from the Department of Computer Science have been awarded 750k EPSRC grant for 'Smart Money: Precision Data Management for Distributed Ledger enabled Central Bank issued Digital Currencies' project.

Smart Money is a research project that investigates how Central Banks would introduce their own digital currencies, with a focus on using the Digital Ledger (DL) as an underlying infrastructure. Unlike current digital currencies – such as BitCoin, Ether, Dash, or Ripple – these would be issued as national ‘fiat’ currencies, for example, in the case of the UK, as a digital form of £ sterling. This is of value to central banks, but also to a variety of other institutions and end-users, because DL-based digital currencies offer opportunities for money transfers to be shared, tracked, visualised and analysed.

Joanna Joss, a final year student from the Department of Computer Science is the winner of the Gold Award at the WCIT “Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards”.

Joanna Joss, a final year student from the Department of Computer Science is the winner of the Gold Award at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists “Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards”. This is a high profile award for IT students in Universities in the UK and this year saw entries from Brunel and Universities of Cambridge, City University, University of Hertfordshire, Imperial College London, London Metropolitan University, University of Northampton, Open University, University of Oxford , Queen Mary’s University of London, UCL and University of Warwick.

Derek Groen and Diana Suleimenova co-organise SHGVA17 at CERN Geneva

Dr Derek Groen and Diana Suleimenov from the Department of Computer Science are co-organising Science Hakathon 2017 in collaboration with CERN, Geneva. The prestigious event will take place over the weekend of the 10th-12th February 2017 at IdeaSquare, CERN, Geneva.

Professor Anne Blandford to deliver an Athena SWAN lecture in celebration of the recent Department of Computer Science Athena SWAN Bronze award.

The Department of Computer Science has recently become the proud holder of a Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of their activities and practices in relation to the Athena SWAN Equality Charter. The Department of Computer Science are now committed to an on-going three year action plan to further implement strategies to increase further our gender equality practices. The Athena SWAN award is issued to departments who recognise that, whilst they operate many excellent practices, they are willing to do even more to support women working and studying in the department.

The Department of Computer Science has recently become the proud holder of a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their activities and practices in relation to the Athena SWAN Equality Charter

The Department of Computer Science has recently become the proud holder of a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their activities and practices in relation to the Athena SWAN Equality Charter. The Department are committed to a three year action plan to implement strategies to increase further our gender equality practices. The Athena SWAN award is given to departments who recognise that, whilst they operate many excellent practices, they are willing to do even more to support women working and studying in the department.

Page last updated: Friday 12 September 2014