Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Computer Science Writing Competition 2006-07

Two bites at the cherry - get paid for your descriptions of Informatics research.

EPSRC is offering awards of up to £1000 for descriptions of EPSRC-funded research; entrants can range from people who have not had any writing published before to professional science writers.

For information about the competition, please see:

Informatics will also offer two awards of £200 each for the best description of Informatics research (EPSRC-funded or otherwise). Informatics reserves the right to use all entries in media for which Informatics makes no charge, such as our web pages; we reserve the right not to offer a prize if there is no entry we want to use on our web pages.

We encourage you to enter the EPSRC contest, and to get a second bite at the cherry by submitting your work for the Informatics web site as well.

To enter the Informatics competition, please copy your entry to .

The deadline for entries is 31st January 2007.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lectureship and Readership in Algorithms and Complexity

The University of Edinburgh invites applications from candidates with research of international standing in Algorithms and/or Complexity, for appointment to a Lectureship (reference 3006910 corresponding approximately to US Assistant Professor) and Readership (reference 3006911 corresponding approximately to US Associate Professor). The successful candidates will become members of the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science within the School of Informatics.

We welcome applications from candidates with research interests and achievements in any area of Algorithms and Complexity, including, for example, computational complexity, randomized algorithms, approximation algorithms, data structures, combinatorial optimization, cryptography, distributed algorithms and complex systems.

Closing Date: 2007-03-02

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Academia Europæa

The Council of the Academia Europæa, at their meeting held in Budapest, on 20 April 2006, unanimously agreed to invite Professor Mark Steedman, of the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh to accept membership of the Academy. Belated congratulations to Mark!

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