Computer Science

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Computer Science - Transport - 19.08.2020
Engineers set new world record internet speed
The world's fastest data transmission rate has been achieved by a team of UCL engineers who reached an internet speed a fifth faster than the previous record.

Health - Computer Science - 14.08.2020
Latest version of COVID-19 contact tracing app ready for testing on the Isle of Wight and Newham, London
The Department of Health & Social Care announced the latest version of the contact tracing app will be tested on the Isle of Wight and with NHS volunteers from this week, and in the London Borough of Newham from next week.

Event - Computer Science - 06.08.2020

Computer Science - Environment - 04.08.2020
New app to implement social distancing on public transport
An app that allows companies to optimise social distancing measures on public transport has been created by a group of Cardiff University students.

Criminology / Forensics - Computer Science - 04.08.2020
’Deepfakes’ ranked as most serious AI crime threat
Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to a new UCL report. The study, published in Crime Science and funded by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL (and available as a policy briefing), identified 20 ways AI could be used to facilitate crime over the next 15 years.

Economics - Computer Science - 17.07.2020
Opinion: The tensions over Huawei are not about trade, but global supremacy
Commenting on the UK's reversal regarding Huawei's involvement in its 5G infrastructure, Laurie Macfarlane (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) says the decision is political, reflecting the threat of the Chinese economic model to the liberal capitalism of the UK.

Research Management - Computer Science - 16.07.2020
Galaxy evolution research among most cited of past decade
A supercomputer simulation carried out in Durham that realistically calculates the formation of galaxies from the Big Bang to the present day is one of cosmology's most popular research papers of the past decade.

Environment - Computer Science - 13.07.2020
Cloud computing could be producing hidden greenhouse gas emissions
The amount of energy used for cloud computing, which contributes to climate change, needs to be more transparent says an Imperial researcher.

Computer Science - 09.07.2020
Reducing racial bias in facial recognition
Our computer scientists are helping to reduce racial bias in facial recognition algorithms. Facial recognition is becoming an essential part of our daily lives, from its use in security to education, to virtual assistants and personal gym trainers.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020
Opinion: Privacy is not the problem with the Apple-Google contact-tracing app
Dr Michael Veale (UCL Laws) explains the 'decentralised' approach of the Apple-Google contact-tracing system, the problems with the NHSX app, and why contact-tracing tools need to align their focus more for respecting individual privacy.

Computer Science - 01.07.2020
UofG signs knowledge-exchange agreement with Rakuten Mobile
University of Glasgow computing scientists have signed an agreement with Rakuten Mobile, Inc. to carry out collaborative research in the field of edge computing.

Event - Computer Science - 29.06.2020

Innovation - Computer Science - 24.06.2020
Bristol innovation challenges regular touchscreens with new spray-on technique
Inspired by the way an artist creates graffiti on a wall and using a novel combination of sprayable electronics and 3D printing, the technique, called ProtoSpray, allows the creation of displays on surfaces that go beyond the usual rectangular and 2D shapes.

Computer Science - Health - 24.06.2020
How are our behaviours changing in lockdown?
People have had to change their lifestyles to maintain a sense of normality during lockdown, and it is clear from social media that people are finding innovative ways to keep active, stay entertained and connect with those that matter most.

Computer Science - Innovation - 23.06.2020
New programme to accelerate AI research capability at Cambridge
A new initiative at Cambridge will equip young researchers outside computer science with the skills they need to use machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to power their research.

Computer Science - Physics - 15.06.2020
Major investors back disruptive new player in quantum computing race
Universal Quantum, a disruptive new player on the global quantum computing stage, has today emerged out of stealth announcing an oversubscribed £3.6 million seed-funding round.

Computer Science - Psychology - 12.06.2020
Seven Questions with... Tao Bi
This week we meet Tao Bi, who is a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction and a past winner of the #loveUCL Instagram competition.

Health - Computer Science - 04.06.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.06.2020
A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes
A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good. Cooking is a really interesting problem for roboticists, as humans can never be totally objective when it comes to food, so how do we as scientists assess whether the robot has done a good job?

Computer Science - 27.05.2020
Comment: Coronavirus - survey reveals what the public wants from a contact-tracing app
Dr Julia Yesberg (UCL Security & Crime Science) and her colleagues discusse the results of a survey of 730 users of the NHS contact-tracing app being trialled in the Isle of Wight.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.05.2020
Oxford University and Amazon Web Services create a test-bed for cloud-based research
Today the University of Oxford is delighted to announce a new strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Health - Computer Science - 27.04.2020
Communities could help meet demand for health supplies during Covid-19 with open access hardware and 3D printing
Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to scientists at the University of Sussex. Free and open source hardware (FOSH) follows an ethos where blueprints for a tool are made freely available so that anyone can study, learn, modify, customize and commercialize them.

Environment - Computer Science - 22.04.2020
UCL partners with the Met Office on weather and climate science
UCL has joined the Met Office Academic Partnership, with the University of Bristol, to work collaboratively on transforming data sciences to secure the UK's world-leading position in weather forecasting and climate prediction.

Health - Computer Science - 07.04.2020
Using the world’s most powerful supercomputers to tackle COVID-19
The world's most powerful supercomputers are being used by UCL researchers for urgent investigations into the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the associated COVID-19 disease with the aim of accelerating the development of treatments, including antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Health - Computer Science - 06.04.2020
New app collects the sounds of COVID-19
A new app, which will be used to collect data to develop machine learning algorithms that could automatically detect whether a person is suffering from COVID-19 based on the sound of their voice, their breathing and coughing, has been launched by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Health - Computer Science - 02.04.2020
Global ’hackathon’ sees computer whizzes inventing solutions to COVID-19 problems
A University of Birmingham student is co-ordinating a huge global initiative in which hackers around the world are working around the clock to combat issues created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Computer Science - Health - 02.04.2020
COVID-19 contact tracing apps: 8 privacy questions governments should ask
Imperial experts have posed eight privacy questions governments should consider when developing coronavirus contact tracing apps. As part of their efforts to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, governments, research institutions and industry are developing contact tracing apps to record interactions between people.

Health - Computer Science - 02.04.2020
Global ’creative marathon’ sees scientists and technologists building solutions to COVID-19 problems
University of Birmingham students are co-ordinating a huge global initiative in which participants around the world are working around the clock to combat issues created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Computer Science - 17.03.2020
Infectious disease experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing
A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing.

Computer Science - 12.03.2020
What’s on WhatsApp: Sussex professor finding meaning in big data is the latest Impacted guest
Understanding and harnessing the enormous power and impact of social media is one of the major challenges the world faces today.

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 11.03.2020

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.03.2020
Women in STEM: Krittika D’Silva
Krittika D'Silva is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a member of Jesus College.

Innovation - Computer Science - 04.03.2020

Computer Science - Innovation - 02.03.2020
GW4 awarded £4.1m to build Europe’s largest ARM supercomputer
The powerful new £6.5m facility, to be hosted by the Met Office in Exeter and utilised by the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, will double the size of GW4 Isambard, to 21,504 high performance cores and 336 nodes.

Computer Science - Administration - 28.02.2020

Computer Science - 25.02.2020
Helpful customization or furtive manipulation? How Germans see personalisation of online services
To ensure that our online experience is closely tailored to our interests and preferences, algorithms collect our personal data and analyse our online behavior.

Health - Computer Science - 25.02.2020
Funding for project to reduce children’s medical discomfort
New research funding for project to reduce children's medical discomfort A University of Glasgow-led project which aims to develop robots to reduce children's distress during medical procedures is one of 10 'responsible artificial intelligence' initiatives to receive new funding. The projects will bring together researchers from the UK and Canada to share in £8.2m from the UK Research and Innovation Fund for International Collaboration and three Canadian federal research agencies.

Computer Science - 17.02.2020

Computer Science - Materials Science - 17.02.2020
UCL to host a national supercomputer centre
UCL has received £4.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to build a national supercomputer centre to improve support for UK researchers making scientific breakthroughs, such as designing better batteries and improving drug design. Since 2016, the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub led by UCL, has brought together partners in London's Thomas Young Centre and others across the country to carry out ground-breaking research on the properties of new and existing materials, and this new funding will build on the Hub's capability.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 14.02.2020
Playing cupid
Especially for Valentine's Day, Game Theory expert Dr Nicos Georgiou looks into the mathematics of dating.

Computer Science - 12.02.2020
Create a WTO-equivalent to oversee the internet, recommends new report
The internet needs an international World Trade Organization (WTO)-style body to protect and grow it as one of the world's unique shared resources: a communications infrastructure that is open, free, safe and reliable, concludes a new report published today.

Computer Science - Linguistics / Literature - 03.02.2020
Canterbury Tales is first major literary work developed as an app
Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is the first major literary work, in any language, to be developed into a web and mobile phone app with original scholarship, due to a new project by academics at UCL, the University of Saskatchewan (USask), and The National Library of Wales.

Computer Science - 29.01.2020

Computer Science - 16.01.2020

Economics - Computer Science - 09.01.2020
UK-led team paves the way for a cyber-secure future
The Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) , the first project of its kind and led by academics from the University of Bristol, was launched this week at London's Science Museum, at an event attended by over 50 leading cyber security experts from academia and industry.