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The essential travel assistant that could guide us out of lockdown

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The essential travel assistant that could guide us out of lockdown

Image: You. Smart. Thing. Covid-19 Essential Travel Assistant. A virtual travel assistant that can help users make socially distanced journeys – including when travelling on public transport – could help us as we emerge from lockdown. So says Janet Wang, an alumna of this department, who is working with Birmingham-based travel management company You. Smart….

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Plan AI, because there is no planet B

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Plan AI, because there is no planet B

To mark Earth Day on Wednesday 22 April, our colleague Emily Shuckburgh will give the first virtual Turing Lecture on sustainability and the climate crisis. Emily is Reader in Environmental Data Science here and Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge. She is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin…

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Advice on moving conferences from the real to the virtual world

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Advice on moving conferences from the real to the virtual world

A faculty member here is part of a taskforce advising conference organisers on how to move their events from the real to the virtual world   Last month, Professor Srinivasan Keshav, Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science, was asked to be part of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Presidential Task Force on Virtual Meetings….

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Srinivasan Keshav appointed to the Robert Sansom Professorship

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Srinivasan Keshav appointed to the Robert Sansom Professorship

We’re delighted to announce that Srinivasan Keshav will be joining the Department from October, as the new Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science. At Cambridge, Professor Srinivasan Keshav will be working broadly on using techniques and technologies from computer science to encourage the adoption of renewable energy, reduce the carbon footprint of legacy systems, and…

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UIS’s environmental action plan

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UIS is committed to reducing its impact on the environment by reducing waste through recycling, saving energy and promoting environmental issues to its staff.

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Dr Emily Shuckburgh appointed as Reader in Environmental Data Science

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Dr Emily Shuckburgh appointed as Reader in Environmental Data Science

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE to the Department as Reader in Environmental Data Science, from 1st May 2019. Emily has worked as a climate scientist for the British Antarctic Survey for more than a decade, where she led on polar oceanography research and conducted research expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. She…

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Cambridge Ring Awards

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Cambridge Ring Awards

Every year the Cambridge Ring celebrates the successes of companies founded by graduates of the Department of Computer Science and Technology. The winners of the 2019 Hall of Fame Awards are: Company of the Year: PolyAI PolyAI aims to revolutionise call centres with its state-of-the-art conversational AI. The founders of this London start-up met at…

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