Archive for the ‘Computer Science’ Category

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.

Ask-Me-Anything with AI researcher Joanna Bryson

Tech Crunch's Devin Coldewey says: "Bryson handles a good crop of questions from the Science Reddit with wonderful insight and humor, plus a knack for epigrams that sum the problem up in a new way that changes one’s perspective of Artificial Intelligence."

James Davenport elected Vice-President at The BCS

Professor James Davenport has been elected as Vice-President (Academy) by the Council of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT.

Placements to be professionally accredited in new pilot

Bath is the first university to pilot professional accreditation to Computer Science degree placements.

IT maintenance affects Maple & UniDeskLR: Tue 13 Dec

UniDeskLR and Maple will be unavailable while planned maintenance and licence updates take place (7am to 9am), Tuesday 13 December.

Teams battle for balloons in programming contest

Our 50th anniversary events programme got competitive when we hosted the North West Europe Regional Programming Contest (NWERC).

We're hosting major worldwide programming contest

We will be hosting a regional contest of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) from 18 to 20 November, expected to be the biggest regional contest so far

MCMC thematic semester

Take part to further the use of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method in research across campus

CAMERA: Amazing cutting-edge tech in the South West

Our motion capture research centre, CAMERA has been listed as one of six amazing tech projects currently happening in this area.

HPC for researchers

The annual symposium at Bath brings together people from across the University to discuss how they use High Performance Computing (HPC) in their research, including data sharing in biology, computational screening of inorganic materials and topological optimization.

Should robots be like humans? Guardian podcast

Dr Joanna Bryson (Computer Science) takes part in a discussion about Artificial Intelligence.

Professor Davenport receives Cyber Security Fulbright Award

Professor James Davenport from the Department of Computer Science has received a Cyber Security Fulbright Award to enable him to research at New York University on one of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programmes.

Young researchers have a whale of a time

Caroline Hickman (Social & Policy Sciences) and Denise Lengyel (Computer Science) have been running a project to engage young children from Colerne CE Primary School in the world of research.

EU-funded UNREST project

A project investigating different ways in which conflict is remembered in Europe launches today

Could Hollywood technology help your health?

The University's new Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research & Applications (CAMERA), based in our Department of Computer Science in collaboration with our Department for Health, was launched this week.

Workshop on data formats & tools: 14/15 Jun

Call to participate in workshop on Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 June.