Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Computational Thinking Seminar

'Computational Thinkers? A Discussion', by Andy Clark, Keith Stenning and Barbara Webb. 4 pm on Wedensday 1 March 2006, AT 3.05.

Arts Informatics Research

Talk by Kris Delacourt, Nico Dockx, Jan Mast: About CRYPTICCRYSTALCLOUD. Tuesday 28 February 2006 @ 7.30pm, St Cecilia's Hall.

New computing and research vacancies

Please visit our jobs page to view the latest vacancies in the School:
  • Senior Software Developer
  • 2 Research Fellow positions in Scalable, Adaptive and Low Power Compilation for the EU funded project Scalable Computer Architecture (SCALA)
  • Research Associate post for the Open Knowledge Project
  • Research Fellow position for the European Commission 6th Framework project LeActiveMath: Language Enhanced, User-Adaptive, Interactive Learning for Mathematics.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Senior Clerical Assistant Vacancy in HCRC

Igor Goryanin's group forms new research link

'The collaboration between the Systems Biology Institute in Tokyo and Edinburgh University's College of Science and Engineering is expected to pave the way for groundbreaking work in the field of systems biology.' The Scotsman, 13 February 2006

Saturday, February 18, 2006

New vacancies - lecturer and 2 research

There are three new vacancies in the School, all within ICSA:
  • Lecturer in Networks and Digital Communications
  • Research Fellow in Synthetic Micro-architecture
  • Research Fellow in Compiler Synthesis

Visit our jobs web page and follow the links.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Lecture - Towards the Semantic Web: the Return of the Link

by Professor Wendy Hall CBE FREng, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton

Monday, 6 March 2006 at 5.30 pm
22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

Long before the Web existed hypertext visionaries foresaw a richly inter-linked global information network. The Web provided the infrastructure to enable those ideas to become reality but is strangely devoid of links. The development of the Semantic Web promises to take us much closer to achieving the original vision. This talk will consider the missing links in today’s Web environments and look forward to a richly linked future as the Semantic Web evolves.

Apply for tickets.

Arts Informatics Research - Studiolab Conversation

The fourth public Conversation to be held under the aegis of Future Academy/Studiolab will be by Kris Delacourt, Nico Dockx, and Jan Mast:

3, St Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh
7.30pm, Tuesday 28 February 2006

Lecture by Kris Delacourt, Nico Dockx, Jan Mast: About CRYPTICCRYSTALCLOUD

CRYPTICCRYSTALCLOUD is a never-stopping audio-visual collaboration between Belgian artists Kris Delacourt (1978), Nico Dockx (1974), and Jan Mast (1980). This audio-visual installation work - of which the first version was shown in februari 2005 at CCA project gallery in Kitakyushu, Japan - looks at new ways of organizing data and parallel universes. It moves through an interactive, intuitive application of interior complexity towards an evolutive architecture of time in which information transforms into meaning. Dust becomes light. Different, shuffled relationships create a complementary white room where a growing archive of papers starts dancing with red, green and blue. You can sleep on a dense carpet of memories, and walk through a violent, graphic rain-curtain. Sea-sounds of steel-waves. Like a silent person you take with you on travels, talking to you when you feel alone. Ongoing life inside-outside us.

E-booking for the free tickets is now available via: http://webdbdev.ucs.ed.ac.uk/ddm/staff/jlee/dockxorder.cfm

It's very helfpul if you book in advance, so that we can estimate numbers for catering.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Learning about Learning with Computers

Prof Timothy O'Shea

8 February 2006
Appleton Tower Level 3 16.00


Computational models of human learning have had both a direct and an indirect impact on education. Some computer tutors have incorporated explicit models of student learning. Many applications of computers in support of student learning have been motivated by particular computational models. A rough and ready taxonomy of the different approaches to the use of computers in education will be presented. Particular emphasis will be placed on how learners can better learn about their own learning through using computers.