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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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.

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!

Autumn 2020: An eventful term for CSS!

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CSS, despite 2020's best efforts, has had an awesome Term 1. They've held socials, workshops, career events, and most notably started up our very own Discord Server! Jacqui Henes tells us what they're been up to.

We're a year old!

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Plastic- Free UoB have had a fantastic first year and made great stride this autumn term. With a shining new logo and an expanded committee, the team set out to tackle plastic-waste head-on.

A celebration and togetherness of a difficult and different semester one

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Although it has been a tough and challenging year, the Black, Ethnic and Minority Scientists Society have worked hard to plan engaging virtual events and help new support students. Foday Kamara tells us more.

Establishing our support bubble

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Moving online has not slowed EconSoc down! Their dedicated committee span all aspects of university life and all disciplines. They're working hard to support their members by creating support families and new activities.

A semester to remember!

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These past few months have been fantastic for the Investment Society! Starting from zero members in August to now over 470 (with many from EPS), they are one of the largest and most active societies at the University.

A busy virtual term!

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It's probably not a surprise that this has been one of AFNOM's most chaotic terms ever! Thankfully, they've been able to keep going with their regular meetings, just like always, even though they've moved online.

A strong term with Women in Tech

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It has been a challenging year for all of us. However, for the Women in Tech Society it has meant a new beginning as they only formed in April, and it's been quite a journey. Valeria Popescu tells us how they've grown.

oSTEM: We're not slowing down!

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This semester has been quite different for oSTEM, as I'm sure it has been for many, but that hasn't slowed them down! Their Chair Claire tells us more.

Lockdown, but full steam ahead for WISE

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Running a student led society in a tier 3 lockdown would always be a challenge. However, WISE have powered through to have one of their busiest semesters to date! Ellie Wigg tells us more.

SATNAV goes digital!

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SATNAV has not escaped the effects of COVID-19. But while some doors have closed, others have opened. Mia Wroe tells us about the society's exiting new members and how they've responded to the pandemic.

VoltPillager: the $30 next-generation of undervolting attacks against Intel SGX

VoltPillager: the $30 next-generation of undervolting attacks against Intel SGX
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have managed to break SGX, a set of security functions used by Intel processors, by creating a $30 device to control CPU voltage.

PLATYPUS reveals new vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors

PLATYPUS reveals new vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors
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A team of security researchers, including experts from the University of Birmingham, is presenting new side-channel attacks, which use fluctuations in software power consumption to access sensitive data on Intel CPUs.

HackTheMidlands 5.0 - inspiring creation and innovation

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HackTheMidlands 5.0 - Inspiring creation and innovation

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair
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Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

Hello from Investment Society!

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We've decided to take a new approach. Gone are the days where you had to be an economics/finance student to join. We welcome all students from any degree or background, even if you don't know anything about investing.

Hello from The Economics Society!

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The Economics Society is now part of the EPS Community! We're branching out to welcome new members from Engineering and Science subjects interested in learning more about economics and the sector.

WISE sit still?? Never!

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During lockdown, a period when the rest of the world stood still, it was a busy time for WISE as we prepared for the forthcoming year and all the challenges it brings.

Welcome back to 2020/21!

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Hey! Hopefully you're all staying safe wherever you are and looking forward to a new year at uni! Despite circumstances, AFNOM have continued meeting online through the summer, something we wouldn't normally have done!
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