The Department of Computer Science at Middlesex University, together with the LEO Computers Society are looking for a PhD Candidate for a research project in the area of History and Philosophy of Computing. This will incorporate research into the objectives, design, construction and market penetration of the LEO I, II and III computers, developed by the catering firm J. Lyons and Co., and its subsidiary LEO Computers Limited – subsequently incorporated in different companies (English Electric LEO, English Electric Leo Marconi, ICL, Standard Telephones and Cables and finally Fujitsu).
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Researchers from our department attracted funding from the EU through the call “ICT for smart and personalised inclusion” (Objective ICT-2013.5.3). The project title is: PersOnalized Smart Environments to increase Inclusion of people with DOwn’s syNdrome (POSEIDON).
The Middlesex University team is a multi-disciplinary team with including colleagues from other departments of our S&T School. The main focus for our contribution will be on the creation of Context-Awareness services for the system to guide people with Down’s Syndrome to achieve their daily goals. We will also contribute to part of the Human-Computer Interfaces aspects of the project, and to Standards.
The Project Partners are: Karde, Middlesex University, Fraunhofer, Tellu, Funka Nu, BIS, and Down’s Syndrome Associations from Norway, Germany and UK.
The project starts on the 1st of November 2013.
From left to right: Professor Tony Clark, Mrs. Gill Whitney, Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto (team coordinator) and Dr. Rui Loureiro