Archive for the ‘Computer Science’ Category

Dogs get the Hollywood treatment to make animal animations more realistic

Researchers are working with Bath Cats and Dogs Home to create a library of movement data from different dog breeds, to make animal animations in films and video games more realistic.

More realistic animal animations

Staff are working with Bath Cats & Dogs Home to create movement data from different dog breeds

Why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial

Dr Joanna Bryson, Dept of Computer Science, talks to The Guardian about regulation of AI

Humanoid robot tests to explore AI ethics

Artificial intelligence researchers at the University have been awarded €250,000 to conduct a series of unique experiments on how people interact with humanoid robots.

Humanoid robot tests to explore AI ethics

Artificial intelligence researchers at the University of Bath have been awarded €250,000 to conduct a series of unique experiments on how people interact with humanoid robots.

Latest virtual reality technology makes opera even more magical

Our researchers at CAMERA have used the latest motion capture technology to create an immersive virtual reality (VR) opera experience that is touring venues across England and Wales.

GW4 shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

The GW4 Alliance has been shortlisted under the category of Technological Innovation of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for its world-first supercomputer, Isambard.

VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experience

Researchers at CAMERA, the University's Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications have worked with entertainment company Stickee using motion capture technology to help create an immersive virtual reality cricket game.

Computer science students win charity coding competition

A team of first year computer science students won JP Morgan's ‘Code for Good’ competition, in which teams have just 24 hours to develop a technology solution for a non-profit organisation.

Joanna Bryson wins AI ethics award

Dr Joanna Bryson from the Department of Computer Science has won an outstanding achievement award for her work on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI).

Computer Science alumnus receives MBE

University of Bath alumnus and external examiner Professor Tom Crick has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education.

Brain damage can make sideways faces more memorable, and give us ‘emotion blindness’

People with damage to a crucial part of the brain fail to recognise facial emotions, but they unexpectedly find faces looking sideways more memorable.

Award for Fabio Nemetz's contribution to peer mentoring

Dr Fabio Nemetz has won the Students' Unions' ‘ Outstanding Contribution to Peer Mentoring' Award for his support of the computer science peer mentoring scheme in 2016-17.

Our most successful year at Lovelace Colloquium

Five female students from the Department of Computer Science have been awarded prizes at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

Students heading to Silicon Valley for placement at Cisco

Computer Science students Alistair Thomson and Konstantin Simeonov been selected to take part in the Cisco International Internship Program, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity offered to high-performing students from leading international universities.

Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into AI systems

In a new study published in Science researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us and acquire human-like biases.

PhD student wins scholarship for research in visual computing

Computer Science PhD student Tobias Bertel has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from The Rabin Ezra Scholarship Trust which recognises and rewards promising junior research students.

GW4 world-first supercomputer launched at national exhibition

The supercomputer, known as Isambard, is being developed by GW4 researchers in collaboration with the Met Office and Cray Inc with a £3 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) award.

Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts

The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.

GW4 joins industry partners to develop ‘first of its kind’ supercomputer

GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists. This unique new service, named ‘Isambard’ after the renowned Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, will provide multiple advanced architectures within the same system in order to enable evaluation and comparison across a diverse range of hardware platforms.