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Durham University

Computer Science


Prof Sue Black featured on British Airways’ 100 Years

To mark British Airways’ 100 year anniversary, the company are selecting 100 influential people who they believe make modern Britain the place it is today. Our very own Professor Sue Black has been selected for her prominent work in saving Bletchley Park, and in her Love Letter includes a shout-out to the Raspberry-Pi Foundation. 

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Final Year Poster Event

On Thursday 9th May, our 4th Year students took part in the department’s annual Poster Session. An annual event where they have the opportunity to present their academic posters, a piece of work that summarises their research from their final year projects in a concise and presentable manner. The students are free to discuss their research with the academic staff, postgraduates, and their peers in an informal and relaxed setting. This year, members of our External Advisory Board also came by to look and talk to our students. Ben Griffiths scooped the prize for best final year project, for his poster on the ‘Detection of cyberbullying within social media’.

Tech Up!: Applications Are Open!

The TechUp! Program that aims to kickstart the careers of 100 women in the Tech Industry is now open to applications. 

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Congratulations to First Year Student Gautham Senthilnathan

First Year Computer Science student Gautham Senthilnathan, has been selected to be a prestigious Laidlaw scholar. This is with the research topic: Understanding student behaviour and interactions on online learning platforms, supervised by Prof. Alexandra I. Cristea. 

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BCTCS & AlgoUK 2019

The 35th British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS) was hosted by our Algorithms and Complexity Group (ACiD) in colocation with an AlgoUK event on 15th to 17th April. In the foreground of the picture is Andy Adamatzky from UWE who opened the proceedings with his talk on Liquid Computers.

AlgoUK events have already taken place at KCL and Liverpool, and future events will happen at Warwick, Leicester and Royal Holloway. BCTCS will return next year in Swansea!

Durham University Women in Tech – DuWiT- scholars attend BCS Lovelace Colloquium

A fabulous team of Computer Science students alongside Prof Sue Black, and Dr Sarah Drummond travelled down to University of Salford this week to take part in the BCS Lovelace Colloquium. An annual one-day conference aimed at female students in the field of Computer Science to share their ideas, be inspired, and network with each other. Students had the opportunity to take part in a research poster contest, and our fourth year student Hannah Bellamy scooped the ‘People’s Choice Award’. Congratulations, and well done to all the Durham ladies involved! 

A Day in the Life of a Computer Science Student

Fourth year student Soumya Singh has contributed to the Durham University ‘A Day in the Life’ series. In her blog post, she reflects upon her time at Durham studying Computer Science.

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Durham in Tech meet up at IBM

Fantastic night at our Durham in Tech meet up at IBM! Thanks to our distinguished alumni panel Andrew Graham (IBM), Dr Rashmi Misra (Microsoft), and Dr Lincoln Wallen (Improbable) for sharing their thoughts on AI. Great to meet alumni of Durham from the 1950's to the present day! More details of what went on can be found here.

Durham jump in QS rankings

Fantastic that we have made significant movements on the QS rankings for the second year running. We've moved from the 351-400 slot to the 251-300 slot! It's great to see the investment in the Department and all the hard work of the staff and students paying off!

North East Times interview with Prof Sue Black

Recently our very own Professor Sue Black sat with North East Times journalist Alison Cowie, to discuss her career and future plans for Durham University.

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