Computing at Brighton

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Winner of Best Poster award at AI 2016 conference

The annual BCS conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2016), held from 13-15 December in Cambridge, had a significant presence from CEM with two accepted papers; one poster; and Professor Miltos Petridis as one of the Chairs of the conference. The presentations covered the topics of artificial intelligence and legal liability; comparing different learning methods for predicting…

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Studying and socialising in our nationally recognised building

The recent, multi-million pound project transforming the Cockcroft building into a state-of-the-art research, teaching and information building has been recognised in the prestigious Green Gown Awards for 2016. Our university and the architects we worked with Fraser Brown MacKenna were named Finalist in the Built Environment category for what was one of the largest retrofits…

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Rethinking Software Systems Security

Inaugural lecture from Professor Haris Mouratidis. Software systems are an important and critical component of modern human society, used in almost every sector from transport, power and telecoms to health-care, military and education. Different stakeholders use software systems to different ends. Major corporations use them to perform critical processes and store confidential corporate data; governments…

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British Science Festival heads for Brighton

One of Europe’s leading and longest established science festivals is coming to Brighton next year. And we will be co-hosting it! The University of Brighton will co-host the 2017 British Science Festival with the University of Sussex from 5-8 September. The festival, organised by the British Science Association, will have a programme of over 100…

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University building scoops top award

The project to refurbish the University of Brighton’s iconic Cockcroft Building has won in the Higher Education category of the prestigious Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards 2016. The Cockcroft Building on the University’s Moulsecoomb campus has been a familiar landmark on Brighton’s Lewes Road since the 1960’s. The awards jury said: “This is a bold project,…

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First week on BBC Placement

A week or so ago, I started my placement year. I got a great position as a Trainee Web Developer on the BBC News Website, based in Broadcasting House, London. I’m shattered to be honest. But already I’m having a great time, learning loads and actually feeling like part of the team. I’ve ended up…

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ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) our third and final day

After a suprisingly good sleep I got up and again left the others to get themselves together whilst I started the day VR workshop – I was super excited to get involved in this workshop. Armed with my laptop, Google Cardboard and smartphone I managed to create a very basic world in virtual reality just…

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ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) Day 2

The next morning I got up bright and early (after a terrible and freezing night’s sleep) and left the others still getting themselves together to go off to a couple more talks. Radios – A talk by amateur radio operators about how they’re involved in emergencies when the internet fails. Socio-technical evolution – Igor Nikolic looked at…

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Electromagnetic Field 2016 – a festival for teckies!

I was lucky enough to get myself a free ticket to this year’s ElectroMagnetic Fields Camp through a competition I found out about from Codebar Brighton. All I had to do was send them an email about why I felt under-represented in tech and then Yelp Engineering provided 4 of us with free tickets. Yay! ElectroMagnetic Fields…

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Hungarian Adventure

We’ve broken up for summer, so what better time to do some travelling and combine that with skills I’ve gained from my course? I came across this website called workaway where users can trade skills (physical labour, web development etc) in return for food and accommodation. This idea appealed to me quite a lot as…

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