Department of Computer Science

Most successful year ever for Bath’s female Computer Science students at Lovelace Colloquium

Wed Apr 19 12:51:00 BST 2017

Five female students from the Department of Computer Science have been awarded prizes at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, making this the most successful year ever for the University of Bath.

group of studentsAt the conference, students have the opportunity to discuss their own work in the form of a poster contest, with cash prizes provided by industry sponsors.

In the face of strong competition, Bath secured the most prizes of any university in attendance.

Winners from the University of Bath crossed both categories of judging.

Prizes judged by academics and leading figures from industry

Year 1 - second prize

Aliza Exelby, "An Examination of the Effects of Growing Up in a Digital Age"

Year 2 - first prize

Elise Ratcliffe, "4 Key Ideas Behind Cryptography"

Year 3 - second prize (equal)

Louise North, "Static Analysis of Programs using Semirings"

Prizes voted by all attending the colloquium

Year 1

Annette Reid, "ADA LOVEd LACE: How Computer Science and the Textile Industry influence each other"

Year 2

Emma James, "Can machine learning trump hate?"

Professor Eamonn O’Neill, Head of Department, commented: “We are delighted to see this recognition for the female students in our Department. The Lovelace Colloquium is an important event on the annual calendar and we’re very happy to support our students’ participation and celebrate their success.

"We hope their success will help to encourage and inspire others to study computer science.”

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is an annual one-day conference for women students of computing and related subjects. The event started in 2008 and moves around the country. This year it was held at Aberystwyth University.

Photo from left to right: Aliza Exelby, Annette Reid, Louise North, Elise Ratcliffe, Emma James