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Durham University

Computer Science


Louise Hudson wins Discretionary Award

Congratulations to Louise Hudson on her well-deserved Out of Round Discretionary Award and for being nominated as part of the University’s Inspiring Women Campaign for International Women’s Day! Good to see the commitment, dedication and hard work of professional support staff being recognised.

Mahek Vara's Code Camp in India

On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science the Northern Echo has featured an article on Mahek Vara. She is a 2nd year Natural Sciences student who founded Code Camp, in order to give digital skills to children in India. So far the charity has helped nearly 80,000 students in 2,000 schools. Watch a video interview with her here.

Using Artificial Intelligence to improve our lives

Last year, Dr Noura Al Moubayed was named by RE.WORK as one of the top 30 women working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK.

Noura, from our Department of Computer Science, uses AI to allow computers to demonstrate behaviours usually associated with human intelligence such as planning, learning, reasoning, problem solving and perception. She is an expert in deep learning which is an approach in AI that mimics the human brain. She uses AI to help develop the area of natural language processing (NLP) which helps computers understand, interpret and manipulate human language.

Read an interview with Noura in a recent Dialogue here.

Minister Chris Skidmore meets CS

On Friday 24th January, the Rt. Hon. Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, visited Durham University. He met the amazing TechUp team, led by Prof. Sue Black, as well as discussing autonomous vehicles with Prof. Toby Breckon and Dr. Khalid Ismail. Read more about his visit here.

State-of-the-art facilities for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science now under construction

Work has begun on the construction of a new building which will house the expanding departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science. The development is taking place on the Upper Mountjoy site of the University campus.

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Computer Science Proud to Support IDAHOT 2018

Computer Science is proud to Support IDAHOT - The International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

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A Better Virtual Experience

Computer Science's Gordon Love's work on creating better Virtual Reality Displays is described in Physics World Business and Innovation.

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Launch of the Anne-Marie Imafidon Scholarships for Women in Technology

Women in Tech

Durham University’s Department of Computer Science is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new Anne-Marie Imafidon Scholarships for Women in Technology (AMI Scholarships), which are now open to our next cohort of incoming female undergraduates.

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