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Welcome Dr Suncica Hadzidedic

 The Department of Computer Science warmly welcomes Dr Suncica Hadzidedic in the role of Assistant Professor. She will contribute research towards the Innovative Computing Group. We look forward to the knowledge and insight she will bring to the department. 

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Welcome Dr Craig Stewart

The Department of Computer Science warmly welcomes Dr Craig Stewart in the role of Assistant Professor (Teaching). He will be bringing his expertise gained from an extensive career in research to the ICG group. We look forward to working with him this academic year. 

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Dr Noura Al-Moubayed named one of the top 30 in AI!

In a recent article published by Re.Work, Department of Computer Science member of staff Dr Noura Al-Moubayed has been named one of the top 30 women in AI. These women are all bringing diversity and forward thinking insight to the tech sector. 

Read the full list here 


Tech Up Residential Weekend Hosted at Durham!

TechUP first residential weekend

Check out this amazing video showing the highlights of the first fabulous Tech Up! weekend. These ladies are unstoppable! 


Computer Science Bags Top Read Article of the Week

The top read article on Durham Research Online this week was 'On Using Deep Convolutional Neural Network Architectures for Object Classification and Detection within X-ray Baggage Security Imagery.' Two of the contributing authors were Prof Toby Breckon and Dr Chris Willcocks. 

Read the full article here. 


Welcome to Dr Eleni Akrida!

The Department of Computer Science warmly welcomes Dr Eleni Akrida in the role Assistant Professor (Teaching). Dr Akrida will be joining the Algorithms and Complexity group; we look forward to the research and insights that she will bring to the department. 

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Money Raised for Local Charity

This year the Department of Computer Science raised £165 for a local charity at the annual BBQ. This year the money raised was donated to Ouseburn Farm in Newcastle. An urban farm that allows children to have access to nature by running educational workshops for schools, as well as providing workshops for vulnerable adults, and training for the homeless.

A big thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and came along for the day. 


Welcome to Dr Donald Sturgeon!

The department of Computer Science warmly welcomes Dr Donald Sturgeon in the role of Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities. ‘Digital Humanities’ is a term that encompasses a broad field of research that not only focuses on the use of technology within the arts and humanities; but also the emergence of social and cultural phenomena that arises through our interaction with technology. Dr Sturgeon is the first academic in this field to be recruited by the Department of Computer Science. His research and insight will provide a unique outlook and contribute to the academic expansion of the Department through research and teaching. 

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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.

Click here to read. 


Computer Science Students Helping Local Charities

As part of the second year module Software Engineering, students in teams of 5 or 6, use their skills to help selected North East charities. Over a five-month period, the students are given the task of improving the charities’ websites and other digital platforms. This not only allows them to apply their skills in a professional context, but also to give back to the local community. At the end of the challenge, students present their computing solution to the representatives of the charity and their University tutors.


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.