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Studentships offered as part of the Gamification to Increase Physical Activity project

The Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments is developing Gamification solutions supported by GLL and as part of that are offering three studentships suitable for UK/EU students.

These grants are for :

  •  Master by Research (one year, full time) on a Gamification app for people with Special Needs
  •  PhD (three years, full time) on improving strategies and producing Gamification technology to attract and retain more people into phsyical activities
  •  PhD (three years, full time) on improving visual resources and using them to benefit current and future Gamification technology

Funding: for the Master by Research project the grant covers only the study fees for UK/EU students. For the two PhD grants it covers the study fees for UK/EU students and a monthly stipend of £1,000 for living expenses.

Deadline to submit your application: Monday 10th of June at 1 PM.

Contact for enquiries: Professor Juan Carlos Augusto, Head of the Research Group j.augusto@mdx.ac.uk

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Women students attend BCS Lovelace Colloquium and win prize!

The student attendees at BCS Lovelace, from top left clockwise: Naela, Rimma, Cristina, Kristen, Deega, Julia.

The Women in Computing group at Middlesex was founded in 2014. The purpose of this group is to bring together Middlesex-affiliated women who are studying or interested in Computing and to share common interests, concerns and ambitions. We have 58 members. We post events or interest and communicate via the following facebook group (closed group). Please feel free to join if you are interested.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenComputingmdx/

One of our aims is to help undergraduate students participate in the BCS Lovelace Colloquium, which is an annual one day conference for women students of Computing. The colloquium provides a forum for undergraduate and masters students to discuss their own work in the form of a poster contest, with cash prizes provided by industry sponsors. Also, it provides a series of inspiring talks from women in computing in industry and academia and a chance for networking and obtaining career advice.

This year, the 12th annual BCS Lovelace Colloquium was held on the 17th April at the University of Salford, Manchester. We had 6 undergraduate students participating from Computer Science, one from the first year, three from the second and two from the third. The topics of the posters were varied, e.g. one showed how to build MIRTO robots using augmented reality, another discussed technologies that help disabled learners, while another explored how big data can save our planet. This year Kristen Rebello, a third year student, won the People’s Choice Award (where all attendees vote for their favourite posters) for her poster titled “Blank is the new exciting”. The poster is about Augmented Reality as an effective medium in poster presentations, business proposals and in-class lectures, to enhance the attention and experience of the audience on augmented reality.

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FroCoS and TABLEAUX coming to Middlesex in September

This year’s edition of two long-standing international conferences, FroCoS 2019 and TABLEAUX 2019, will take place at Middlesex University on September 2–6. They cover a broad range of theoretical and practical aspects pertaining to formal logic, proof systems, automated deduction and formal verification. Among others, they welcome contributions involving AI, machine learning and fuzzy logic. More information is given on the conferences’  websites.

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10th anniversary for the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

A journal created and edited by one of our academic staff, Professor Juan Carlos Augusto, recently completed its 10th year of publication.

The Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments was one of the first journals in the area and continues to exist as one of the four major publications in its area of specialisation.

The Preface to the 10th Anniversary Inaugural Issue can be accessed here. The full contents of the Anniversary Issue can be accessed here.

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Middlesex University has partnered with CipherTrace to help train digital forensic investigators

We are pleased to announce that Middlesex University now has partnered with CipherTrace to help train digital forensic investigators of the future in cryptocurrency intelligence techniques. The partnership will provide students, and CPD learners access to cutting-edge commercial blockchain forensic software as part of Middlesex Universities Undergraduate and Postgraduate Digital Forensic programmes. This is the first such educational partnership for CipherTrace, which enables university students, digital forensic investigators and financial investigators to apply blockchain forensics analysis on case studies provided by CipherTrace. Furthermore, opportunities for internships with CipherTrace will provide students with a real-world career path, investigation experience for enhancing employability skills and vendor certified training will be made available at Middlesex University.

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Fully funded PhD position in History and Philosophy of Computing

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).

Further details and instructions on how to apply available at:

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research-degrees/research-studentships/david-tresman-caminer-studentship-for-the-history-of-computing

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EU funds project on inclusion with Middlesex University participation

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.

poseidon-team

From left to right: Professor Tony Clark, Mrs. Gill Whitney, Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto (team coordinator) and Dr. Rui Loureiro

 

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91% overall satisfaction: Thank you!

Thank you to all our students for this excellent result!

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You can see additional details at this link:

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/Compare-Courses/List/10004351FT-144I102K3,10007788FT-UG_CSTX_KIS,10007774FT-G400,10007784FT-UBSCOMSING05,10003645FT-UBSH3CSCS

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