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CAS TV launches

by Academy Admin
Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Google, CAS is pleased to announce the (re)launch of its YouTube channel, CAS TV.

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of computer visionary Ada Lovelace

by Academy Admin
In 2015 the University of Oxford will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of computer visionary Ada Lovelace. The centrepiece of the celebrations will be a display at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library (29 October – 18 December 2015) and a Symposium (9 and 10 December 2015), presenting Lovelace’s life and work, and contemporary thinking on computing and artificial intelligence.
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University Partners Double Reach of CAS Network of Teaching Excellence

by Bill Mitchell
The Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science (NoE) is a national community of professional practice. This community is a partnership between schools, universities, IT employers and professional bodies. It is run by the Computing At School group (CAS), which itself if part of BCS. Thanks to funding from the Department for Education (DfE) the NoE now has ten university partners coordinating regional activity for the NoE.

BCS HCI 2017 Conference - Digital Make Believe

by Michelle Marshall
The BCS HCI 2017 conference theme is digital make-believe. Make-believe refers to our expansive, “what-if” thinking typical of HCI and is pervasive. For example, we make-believe when we design innovative technology; we make-believe when we immerse ourselves in a computer game or virtual world; and we make-believe when we evaluate and refine new technology by imagining ourselves using it.
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Professor Ross Anderson named as BCS Lovelace Medal Winner 2015

by Academy Admin
Professor Ross Anderson FRS FREng has been named as the recipient of the 2015 BCS Lovelace Medal awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The award is presented annually to individuals who, in the opinion of BCS, have made a significant contribution to the advancement of Information Systems. It is the top award in computing in the UK.

Dr Cordelia Schmid to present BCS’ Karen Spärck Jones lecture

by Academy Admin
Dr Cordelia Schmid, from INRIA France will present the 5th Karen Spärck Jones lecture, which honours women in computing research. The lecture is hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and sponsored by IBM, This year’s lecture is entitled: Automatic Understanding of the Visual World.
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