School of Computer Science News

Welcome to the School of Computer Science news page where you will find the latest achievements, announcements and awards of our academics, postgraduates and undergraduates.

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The National AI Strategy – will it keep the UK at the forefront of the AI revolution?

The National AI Strategy – will it keep the UK at the forefront of the AI revolution?
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The last ten years has seen extraordinary advances in AI, and the UK is at the forefront of the field thanks to the exceptional fundamental research base in our universities.

The University of Birmingham welcomes new Turing Fellows

The University of Birmingham welcomes new Turing Fellows
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The University of Birmingham has welcomed 38 new Turing Fellows, appointed by the Alan Turing Institute as part of its 2021/22 cohort.

Visa and Apple Pay vulnerabilities leaves iPhone users open to payment fraud

Visa and Apple Pay  vulnerabilities leaves iPhone users open to payment fraud
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Vulnerabilities in Apple Pay and Visa could enable hackers to bypass an iPhone's Apple Pay lock screen and perform contactless payments, according to research by the University of Birmingham and University of Surrey.

University of Birmingham launches new Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

University of Birmingham launches new Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
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A new institute that will drive forward the use of big data and artificial intelligence in addressing major global challenges has been launched at the University of Birmingham.

The 93% Club: #StateSchoolProud

The 93% Club: #StateSchoolProud
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Nazibur reflects on the the 93% Club's first year as part of the EPS Community, running professional events and supporting students from state schools. It's been a fantastic year with many employability-focused events.

A brilliant first year for Women in Tech!

A brilliant first year for Women in Tech!
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This year, the Women in Tech society has truly flourished, running a variety of virtual events throughout both semesters. The committee reflect on their year and share exciting results from the EPS Societies' Awards!

Welcome from the Head of Student Development and Support

Welcome from the Head of Student Development and Support
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The Head of Student Development and Support is delighted to welcome 2021 new students to the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham.

Head of School Welcome Letter 2021

Head of School Welcome Letter 2021
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A letter from the Head of School to congratulate and welcome new students to the School of Computer Science.

Persevering for growth in a challenging academic year

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Despite a challenging year, the Black, Ethnic and Minority Scientists Society have persevered to give their members a sense of community, with several virtual events this semester. Co-President Foday tells us more.

Closing up 2020-21 for AFNOM

Closing up 2020-21 for AFNOM
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AFNOM fill us in on their semester, including some fantastic hacking competition results! They've also continued to run virtual socials as well as a collaboration with CSS to run 'lightening talks'.

Spring 2021: A successful term for CSS!

Spring 2021: A successful term for CSS!
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CSS have thrived this year, adapting their much-loved events to a virtual-world and even adding some new events to the calendar. Jacqui signs off for the year and hands over to Likkan, the new President for CSS.

Learn. Teach. Make games

Learn. Teach. Make games
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Ivan from GDS shares some fantastic new game developments from the society and an exciting win at the NSE Games Innovation Challenge. With speaker events, tutorials and Game Jams, GDS really have something for everyone.

Opening up means more picking up!

Opening up means more picking up!
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Plastic-Free UoB are thrilled to run their litter picks again and have now partnered with Hindu Climate Action to join their National Litter Pick. Interested in contributing to their amazing work - why not get in touch?

SATNAV returns to print!

SATNAV returns to print!
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With nearly 50 articles published this year, the pandemic hasn't stopped SATNAV! With their first careers event and online-exclusive magazine, Mia Wroe tells us about the society's amazing accomplishments over the year.

A busy year for WISE!

A busy year for WISE!
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Another busy year for WISE, with a plethora of online events and virtual outreach. Sarah Lloyd tells us more about semester two with WISE and some of the 23 events they have been involved in this year!

Spring term with a virtual oSTEM

Spring term with a virtual oSTEM
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oSTEM has had a busy term including their annual STEM, LGBTQ & You conference, LGBTQ+ History Month, a photography competition and weekly virtual socials. Outgoing and incoming Chairs, Claire and Jackie tell us more.

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series
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In March 2021, the EPS Community launched the first event series aimed at introducing students to Engineering and Physical Science alumni from a broad range of sectors and offering and insight into their roles.

DeepMind scholarships provide fantastic opportunities for under-represented students to pursue study in Artificial Intelligence.

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Thanks to a generous gift from leading British Artificial Intelligence (AI) company DeepMind,we are offering scholarship funding for four postgraduate students from under-represented groups to study AI.

Ray Fiveash (9 November 1952 – 14 February 2020)

Ray Fiveash (9 November 1952 – 14 February 2020)
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The University honours the memory of alumnus Ray Fiveash

STEM, LGBTQ & You is back!

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oSTEM has something exciting to announce… STEM, LGBTQ & You 2021 is on its way! Put Friday 19 February in the diary and be sure to register!
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