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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”.
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.