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Students showcase their work as part of YorRobots poster session

Posted on Tuesday 7 December 2021

Eleven undergraduate students secured an internship sponsored by Phil Venables and showcased their work in a virtual poster session.

York academics win Best Paper Award at the prestigious 24th ACM/IEEE MODELS Conference

Posted on Tuesday 30 November 2021

The winning paper explores the development of aircraft engine control systems.

Researchers to develop framework to determine legal and moral responsibilities for autonomous systems

Posted on Thursday 25 November 2021

University of York academics have been awarded £700,000 to develop a legal and moral framework for tracing and allocating responsibility behind autonomous systems, such as driverless cars or medical systems.

Rob Davis elected Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS)

Posted on Tuesday 9 November 2021

Rob Davis has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems for 2022-23 and subsequently to Chair for 2024-25.

Former Computer Science graduate appointed to President Biden's Council of Advisers in Science and Technology

Posted on Wednesday 3 November 2021

Former Computer Science graduate Phil Venables has been appointed to President Biden's Council of Advisers in Science and Technology.

New book by York lecturer Dr Siyuan Ji published

Posted on Tuesday 26 October 2021

The textbook will be of interest to postgraduate students

York academic elected as Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow

Posted on Wednesday 22 September 2021

Professor Edwin Hancock from the Department of Computer Science has been elected as a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow.

CS department's High Integrity Systems Engineering group shortlisted for inaugural Bhattacharyya Award

Posted on Wednesday 25 August 2021

The department was listed among 11 nominees for its contributions to universities and industries working together.

Two new projects for Dr Will Smith receive funding

Posted on Thursday 12 August 2021

Two new research projects in the Department of Computer Science have been given the go-ahead.

First awards for the Computer Science online MSc course

Posted on Wednesday 28 July 2021

The online Computer Science programmes have been running for just over 2 years, and we are pleased to be congratulating our first 31 MSc graduates at this year's graduation ceremony.

Future proofing the management of safer complex systems

Posted on Tuesday 20 July 2021

Two reports, authored and co-authored by the University of York and published this week, highlight the increasing complexity of systems that are part of our everyday lives, and propose a framework that can help us to safely manage this increasing complexity and interconnectedness.

New director for £45m robotics research centre at York

Posted on Monday 12 July 2021

A director has been appointed to lead a major new £45m research centre at the University of York which aims to place York at the forefront of research into the safe operation of robotics and autonomous systems.

Computer Science celebrates students and staff at 2021 Awards

Posted on Wednesday 7 July 2021

This now annual award evening celebrates the outstanding contributions students and staff make to the Department of Computer Science.

Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards success

Posted on Tuesday 29 June 2021

Congratulations to Dr Steve King for his Vice Chancellor's teaching award in the Career Excellence category and to Dr Ian Gray for his Early Career award.

Drone study finds killer whales can have close friendships

Posted on Friday 25 June 2021

Scientists from the University of York were part of an international research team that used drone footage to study killer whales and their social networks.

2021 YUSU Excellence Awards success for The Department of Computer Science staff

Posted on Thursday 24 June 2021

Congratulations to Dawn Wood, Director of Online Delivery, who was awarded Highly Commended for 'Most Inspiring' at this year's YUSU Excellence Awards.

Inspiring the med-tech developers of the future

Posted on Tuesday 22 June 2021

The University of York and York Hospital are collaborating with academics and industry partners to offer local sixth form students the opportunity to discover more about the fascinating world of computing and its applications in real world settings during a summer school taking place this July.

The department are involved in a new EPSRC/SFI funded project, TORC: Supercoiling-driven gene control in synthetic DNA circuits

Posted on Thursday 10 June 2021

This is a three year joint project between Leeds Physics (Sarah Harris, PI), York CS (Susan Stepney), and Trinity College Dublin Microbiology (Carsten Kroeger and Charles Dorman)

Can York academics win this year’s AI Song Contest?

Posted on Thursday 20 May 2021

A team of six researchers from the Departments of Music and Computer Science has submitted an entry to this year’s AI Song Contest.

Keynote: A Roadmap for Domain-Specific Low-Code Platforms

Posted on Thursday 13 May 2021

Dimitris Kolovos will give a keynote talk on domain-specific low-code platforms at the SiriusCon conference.

University of York EIBF Competition

Posted on Tuesday 4 May 2021

Five finalist teams recently took part in the next round of the Engineers in Business Fellowship cross-Departmental York competition.

Significant number of UK websites do not comply with law on cookie banners

Posted on Tuesday 20 April 2021

Research at the University of York has shown that around one in four websites do not comply with even the basic regulations on gaining permission from users to track and store their data.

MSc Cyber Security recertified by the National Cyber Security Centre

Posted on Thursday 15 April 2021

The course has again been recognised for the high-quality education it offers, helping students make an informed choice about pursuing cyber security degrees.

Pete Cooper: 40 years in CS

Posted on Thursday 15 April 2021

Pete Cooper, Senior Technical Manager in the Department of Computer Science, has recently passed the milestone of being employed by the department for 40 years.

York students win second place in Games Innovation Challenge 2021

Posted on Wednesday 14 April 2021

A team of undergraduates from the University of York's Department of Computer Science took second place at the Games Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Barclays, a games design competition for UK university students that took place on 8 April.

Congratulations to Nadeen Habaybeh

Posted on Thursday 1 April 2021

Nadeen participated in the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium and won the second place prize for her MSc poster 'Deceive the deceivers and learn from them: Implementing a Deception Enhanced Intrusion Detection System (IDS) with Machine Learning'.

University of York leads €7M European R&D Project Investing in Platform for Developing Safe and Reliable Multi-Robot Systems

Posted on Thursday 1 April 2021

The University of York is partnering with a consortium of leading European Universities, Research Institutes, Industrial and Government Organisations to address the complexity of developing systems of interconnected robots.

York Computer Science Undergraduates go head-to-head in ‘Virtual’ Dragons’ Den style competition

Posted on Thursday 25 March 2021

A cash prize for this year’s most compelling business proposal has been awarded to the Business group, Balancely by the course’s sponsors Netsells, and Piksel.

Iain Bate to co-chair international conference

Posted on Friday 26 February 2021

Iain Bate, Reader at the Department of Computer Science, will be the Programme Co-chair for the 29th International Conference on Real-Time and Network Systems.

Professor Paul Cairns appointed Head of Department

Posted on Friday 26 February 2021

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Paul Cairns as Head of Department.

Apply for a fully funded EPSRC iCASE PhD

Posted on Thursday 18 February 2021

There is a fully funded EPSRC iCASE PhD with the Department of Computer Science and an industrial partner on human behaviour and early design of robotic systems through to its operation.

Congratulations to Professor Kahrobaei

Posted on Tuesday 16 February 2021

Professor Delaram Kahrobaei Chair of Cyber Security, has been awarded the prestigious CARMIN Professorship at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) for 6 months.

Call for Summer Venables Internships

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2021

Call for Summer Venables Internships, supported by Phil Venables (BSc Computer Science, 1989) and YorRobots.

The Grand Challenge 2020

Posted on Friday 8 January 2021

Dr Ian Gray from the Department of Computer Science has carried out The Grand Challenge with help from students, investigating the largest problems facing computer science today.

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