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Durham University

Computer Science


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.

2018/19 Team Project Prize

The Software Engineering Group Project team prize 2018/19, sponsored by IBM, has been won by Haowei Zhang, Thomas Watson, and James Smith. Congratulations!

Saturday Morning Science

Dr. Tom Friedetzky gave the last Saturday Morning Science talk on "The power of randomness". Saturday Morning Science is a series of 27 exciting public talks from world-leading scientists across Durham University's Science departments on selected Saturdays between 28th September 2019 - 30th May 2020. The venue is the Calman Learning Centre and everyone is invited!

DurHack 2019

On 23rd–24th of November 2019, DurHack, a hackathon run by Durham University Computing Society, returned with its fourth edition, DurHack 2019, bringing together 207 students for a weekend-long programming marathon all about learning, collaboration, and innovation. During the two-day event, 46 teams participated in challenges pitched by sponsors, and also competed with Hack Western, a Canadian hackathon taking place at the same weekend, in a game of Battleship. Read more here.

Steven Bradley wins Koli 19 best paper!

Dr. Steven Bradley has won the Best Paper Award at the 19th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research for "Addressing Bias to Improve Reliability in Peer Review of Programming Coursework". Koli Calling is one of the leading international conferences dedicated to the exchange of research and practice relevant to the scholarship of teaching and learning and to education research in the computing disciplines. Learn more about it here.

Abdullah Sheikh passes Viva

We congratulate Dr. Abdullah Sheikh on passing his PhD viva! He is pictured with his supervisor Prof. Malcolm Munro and his wife and son can be seen to the other side. His wife prepared a beautiful Saudi Arabian celebratory buffet of magical treats for those passing by!

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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TechUP first residential weekend

TechUP first residential weekend

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TechUPWomen 2019 launched with its first residential weekend hosted by Durham University in July 2019.