New Journal: “Reliable Intelligent Environments”

A new journal proposed by Juan Carlos Augusto and titled “Reliable Intelligent Environments” has officially been accepted by Springer. More details to appear soon.

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New EPSRC-funded project: “Infinite-domain Constraint Satisfaction Problems”

Barnaby Martin has been awarded an EPSRC First Grant worth £125k for “Infinite-domain Constraint Satisfaction Problems”. He will shortly be advertising for a year’s postdoctoral amanuensis.

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New EU-funded project NEAL: Neuromorphic Embodied Agents that Learn

The Neuromorphic Embodied Agents that Learn project (NEAL) is part of the The Human Brain Project funded by the EU. This project builds on our earlier Cell Assembly Robot (CABot) work and extends it. NEAL will translate the Java based fatiguing leaky integrate and fire neural model and system to PyNN, which in turn will be translated to the SpiNNaker and HICANN neuromorphic hardware. Additional details are available at http://www.cwa.mdx.ac.uk/NEAL/NEAL.html. The project members are:

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Post-doc position available on POSEIDON Project

This position relates to EU-funded project on PersOnalized Smart Environments to increase Inclusion of people with DOwn’s SyNdrome (POSEIDON) which is hosted by the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments within the School of Science and Technology at Middlesex University (London).

The candidate will undertake a range of research tasks as a key member of the POSEIDON project research team. The POSEIDON project is a multi-disciplinary project which focuses on the creation of an intelligent environment to support inclusion of people with Down’s Syndrome. One of the important contributions from our team is in helping to create a mixed reality environment to support education and training of people with Down’s syndrome at home, at school and at work. Our contribution in this area will require expertise in areas like Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, or Mixed Reality. The post will be located in the School of Science and Technology at Middlesex University’s Hendon campus in London, and will be a member of the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments.

We are looking for enthusiastic professionals with experience in and a passion for research. Especially of interest for this post will be those with experience in Intelligent Environments, and more specifically in areas like Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality.

We expect candidates to have been involved in research activities including a track record of high quality publications. Also desirable is to be able to provide evidence to have contributed to obtaining research funds.

For informal enquiries please write to: Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto (j.augusto@mdx.ac.uk) Head of the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments

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New EPSRC grant

Franco Raimondi has been awarded an EPSRC grant in collaboration with Natasha Alechina (School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham) for the Verification of Resource-Bounded Multi-Agents Systems (VRBMAS). More details about the project can be found at the project’s web site: http://www.vrbmas.org.


The project team. From feft to right: Hoang Nga Nguyen, Franco Raimondi, Natasha Alechina, Brian Logan.

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Congratulations to Dr Pratap Chillakanti

Pratap Chillakanti has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Secure Collaboration in Onboarding”. His supervisory team included Dr Geetha Abeysinghe, Ms Elli Georgiadou, Prof C V Ramamoorthy (external supervisor from UC Berkeley) and the late Prof Colin Tully. The external examiner was  Prof Keith Phalp, from Bournemouth University and the internal examiner was Dr Nawaz Khan.

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91% overall satisfaction: Thank you!

Thank you to all our students for this excellent result!

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Papers accepted at AAMAS 2013 and TACAS 2013

Papers by department members have been accepted at AAMAS 2013 and TACAS 2013, both very good conferences in Computer Science. For details, see this link.

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