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News

21 November 2019

Moving the Insurance Industry into the Digital Age

On 1 November, former University of Buckingham PhD student and visiting senior research fellow, Dr Jeremy Martin, presented a talk on the role of an Enterprise Architect in the digital evolution of the insurance industry, reflecting his position at the…

1 November 2019

Sarajevo Partnership Graduation

On 28 September, the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology held its annual graduation ceremony for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of Computer Science and Information Systems, Political Science and International Relations and Economics with undergraduate and postgraduate…

29 October 2019

Introduction into CISCO

On Friday 25 October, Dr Hisham Al-Assam introduced preliminary and first year students to CISCO, providing them with the opportunity to develop their skills in programming, cyber security and networking. CISCO provides world coverage in Information Technologies, Networking and Cybersecurity,…

25 October 2019

Undergraduate project induction

On 16 October, the School of Computing held a project presentation session for first year students, with the project co-coordinator, Dr Tuan Nguyen, giving academics the opportunity to showcase their project ideas for students to choose from in the upcoming…

18 October 2019

MK Innovates: A STEM Festival

The University of Buckingham’s School of Computing and School of Psychology attended MK Innovates: A STEM Festival to showcase their research in AI, Cybersecurity and Psychology to local schools and businesses. The Milton Keynes Innovates STEM festival is held once…

15 October 2019

Cancer Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging with Deep Learning (CDUDL) Workshop

On 7 October, the Cancer Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging with Deep Learning (CDUDL) Workshop, organised by Ten-D Buckingham Centre, allowed researchers and students to discuss the recent development in ultrasound imaging. The number of ultrasound imaging research for cancer diagnostic is…

4 October 2019

Ten-D Innovations visit to Buckingham

Ten-D Innovations chairman Mr Qifu Chen and Dr Yi-Cheng Zhu of Renmin Hospital visited the University of Buckingham earlier this week to meet the whole team at Ten-D Buckingham Research and Development Centre and review work progress. Since the partnership…

18 September 2019

Philip Blake discussing EC-Council Academia partnerships

EC-Council Academia specialises in global information services, industry training and certifications in Cyber Security. With certifications for over 300,000 members and over 300 partnerships with United States universities, EC-Council focuses on bridging the gap in the market for Cyber Security…

13 September 2019

Sarah Davis discussing The Power of Design

On the 2 September, Sarah Davis held a seminar on The Power of Design, giving School of Computing students an insight into the importance of visualisation and the need and impact of user interface design to an audience. With the…

13 September 2019

Dr Thomas Longshaw discussing Database Patterns and Big Data

Dr Thomas Longshaw introduces Zizo Software, a Milton Keynes based company who specialise in providing a “schema-less” memory-based data warehouse capability and any form of analytical solution. Their projects include data analytics and logistic digital transformation with customer companies such…

12 September 2019

Best research paper awarded by the International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Computing

University of Buckingham PhD student, Ali Al-Ameri and his supervisor, Professor Ihsan Lami have published a paper in the International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Computing, which was held at the London Metropolitan University on the 19-20th August 2019. With…

10 September 2019

Dr Martin Dietze, discussing Individual Software Projects – from Tender to Rollout

Dermalog is a company specialising in bio-metric systems which involve fingerprint and facial identification to be able to see if an individual’s identity can be verified. The systems are widely deployed on bio-metric border control scanners for automatic facial and…

5 September 2019

Work in progress by Ossama Al-Maliki, discussing A Tokenisation Technique for the Security on Contactless Cards

Name: Ossama Al-Maliki – DPhil in Computing Supervisor: Dr Hisham Al-Aassam (1st) / Dr Tuan Nguyen (2nd) Ossama introduces the meaning of EMV payment protocol and how much it impacts our daily life through the consistent use in both credit…

21 August 2019

Dr Matthew Burfitt discussing Mapper-type Algorithms

University of Southampton speaker, Dr Matthew Burfitt, explains that this research investigates the stability of the Topological Data Analysis tool of Mapper in clustering various types of data into a limited number of clustered subsets. Mapper, works first by choosing…

21 August 2019

Dr Stuart Hall discussing Mathematical Image Analysis

In his talk University of Newcastle speaker, Dr Stuart Hall, described how ideas from differential geometry, in particular the Ricci flow, can be useful for image analysis. In the first part of his talk, he introduced concepts from the theory…

14 August 2019

Work in progress by Lionel Ndambeun, discussing Autonomous Drone Navigation

Name: Lionel Ndambeun– PhD in Computer Science Supervisor: Dr Harin Sellahewa Lionel’s research focuses on the use of autonomous swarm of drones to maintain line-of-sight of targets of interest. Such a swarm of drones could provide support to the police…

7 August 2019

Poster Presentation Evening

The Poster Presentation is one of the key outputs for the Undergraduate Project; this is an opportunity for second year students to present their work to a wider audience. In addition to University staff and lecturers there were guest representatives…

7 August 2019

Computing Community Meet Up

Each term the School of Computing holds an informal Computing Community Meet Up for students. This is an opportunity to share achievements, thoughts, ideas and concerns with staff and fellow students in a relaxed environment.  The School also provides updates…

31 July 2019

Deep fake image and video tampering detection by Professor Sabah Jassim

Topological Data Analysis (TDA) and its main tool of Persistent Homology (PH) aims to prevent and detect deep fake image attacks on face biometric systems by using classifying Persistent Homology parameters computed for automatically selected image landmarks. An example of…

23 July 2019

Work in Progress by Olasupo Oyedepo, discussing Digital Health Governance

Student: Olasupo Oyedepo – MSc in Computing by Research Supervisor: Dr Harin Sellahewa Olasupo Oyedepo began his work in progress seminar with the School of Computing on the 19th July by introducing the audience to the concepts of digital health,…

2 July 2019

School of Computing workshop with Bedford Girls’ School

Bedford school for girls visited the University of Buckingham, School of Computing on the 28th June. Their visit began with an introduction from the Interim Dean, Dr Harin Sellahewa along with an insight into their plan for the day. The…

11 June 2019

EGL-B mathematics conference

EGL-B workshop summary The EGL-B mathematics conference begins on 4th of June with an introduction from Professor Sabah Jassim of the University of Buckingham, welcoming the speakers and attendees from the universities of Essex, Greenwich, London and Buckingham. The topics…

6 June 2019

Computing Collaborative Research and Development with TenD Innovations Reaches an Important Milestone

Our research partnership with Ten-D Innovations has recently reached an important milestone.  The research team in medical image analysis has developed an effective deep learning approach that enables recognition of thyroid and breast cancers from ultrasound images with levels of…

17 May 2019

Antibiotic Drug Discovery in the Era of Superbugs

Mr Marco Albanese began his work in progress seminar by introducing us to his academic background.  Having studied for his masters’ degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Salerno, Marco currently works on behalf of the Oxford…

15 May 2019

Computing students win a share of £3000 in Enterprise Competition

The Enterprise Competition sponsored by the Engineering in Business Fellowship (EIBF), held at the University of Buckingham, gives students the chance to compete for a share of £3000 to go towards their entrepreneurial start-up idea. Teams pitched and presented ideas…

8 May 2019

Work in Progress seminar by Mohammad Ahmed, discussing Deep Learning for Cancer Recognition from Ultrasound Images

Mohammed began his discussion with us on 3rd May and began by introducing his project, ‘Towards Deep Learning for Cancer Recognition from Ultrasound Images’. In the introduction, he explains what defines as cancer, showing examples of cancerous cells and their types…

12 April 2019

EIBF Computing Competition

The School of Computing and the Engineering in Business Fellowship began a competition for students on the evening of April 11th. Our two Alumni members, Sahand Shahriari and Godwin Ebikwo gave us a presentation on their progress from the competition,…

12 April 2019

Ground-breaking computing and AI centre comes to University of Buckingham

Four new courses will be launched at a pioneering Computing and Centre for AI at Buckingham thanks to a £2m donation. The University has been awarded £2m by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), which will enable it to build…

2 April 2019

Buckingham’s School of Computing has been awarded re-accreditation by a prestigious IT body

Buckingham’s School of Computing has been awarded re-accreditation by a prestigious IT body. British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, has accredited all of the University of Buckingham’s School of Computing’s undergraduate programmes for fully meeting the academic…

28 March 2019

Computing Strengthening Collaborative Research and Development with TenD Innovations

As a part of our research partnership with Ten-D Innovations, Dr. Alaa AlZoubi, Research Fellow of TenD Buckingham Research and Development Centre, has recently made his second research visit to Shanghai, China. The primary aim of the visit was to…

28 March 2019

Work in progress seminar by Saif Hussein, discussing Quantification of the Epidermis Curvature

Saif began his work in progress talk with us on the 22nd of March and started by discussing the automatic quantification of epidermis curvature in H&E stained microscope skin images of mice. He introduces his work by first showing us…

21 March 2019

Work in Progress seminar by Dongxu Han, discussing Controlling Sensitivity of Gaussian Bayes Predictions based on Eigenvalue Thresholding

Dongxu Han begin his seminar on Friday the 15th of March, with background information on his research which he studied during his PhD. Referring to how designing a clinical decision support system for doctors could aid patient’s health and speed…

5 March 2019

‘Big Mathematics for Big Data’, a seminar by University of Oxford Professor Vidit Nanda.

Professor Vidit Nanda started his seminar with us on Friday 1st of March. He Began his talk by showing some theoretical results (theorems) of topological data analysis, explaining the validity of them in association to his work and following on…

26 February 2019

Work in progress seminar by Tim Millward, discussing IoT networks, AI and fog computing for smart agriculture

Tim Millward presented his seminar with us on the 22nd February. He began by discussing the current pestilence problem with fruit flies affecting farm land, produce and how IoT and A.I based devices could be the solution. Continents such as…

18 February 2019

Dr Vitaliy Kurlin discussing polygonal meshes of superpixels for image over-segmentation based on topological skeletons

Dr Vitaliy Kurlin presented a talk with us on the 15 February, discussing ‘Polygonal meshes of superpixels for image over-segmentation based on topological skeletons’. This talk provided students and academics with an insight into his work and how the process of…

4 July 2018

School pupils experience codebreaking and augmented reality at Buckingham

Head of Applied Computing Dr Harin Sellahewa and Dr Tuan Nguyen delivered the interactive codebreaking session at school for the 22 students. Nick Davidson, Year 6 teacher at the school, near Buckingham, said: “The sessions were excellently resourced and delivered.…

18 April 2018

Buckingham Applied Computing Department in £1.3m partnership with technology innovation company Ten-D

The Applied Computing Department at The University of Buckingham has entered into a partnership with technology innovation company Ten-D Innovations to establish world-class research and development centres in China and in Buckingham. Ten-D Innovations, based in Lingang, Shanghai, is providing…

28 March 2018

Publication of the week: Paul W Finn

Antibiotics to treat bacterial infections have transformed human health.  However, much in the news in recent years has been the emergence of bacteria resistant to many, and in some cases all, of the currently available drugs. If this threat continues…

22 June 2017

University of Buckingham gets gold standard in teaching excellence awards

The University of Buckingham has come at the top of the rankings in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings. The government has assessed universities on six key criteria including teaching quality, academic support, student progression, employability and success and…

21 June 2017

Publication of the week: Nasiru Ibrahim & Dr Harin Sellahewa

Ibrahim, N. & H. Sellahewa, “Touch gesture-based authentication: A security analysis of Pattern Unlock”, IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (New Delhi, 2017). DOI: 10.1109/ISBA.2017.7947711. Pattern Unlock is one in a family of graphical passwords used on…

25 May 2017

Buckingham’s Brownies take over the Department of Applied Computing

On Thursday 11 May the Department of Applied Computing  invited the Brownies of the Girlguiding Buckinghamshire group over to experience the exciting world of Computer Science. During their visit the girls, aged 7-10 years, learned the basics of programming concepts…

13 March 2017

Publication of the week: Omar Al Okashi, Hongbo Du and Hisham Al-Assam

Omar Al Okashi, Hongbo Du and Hisham Al-Assam, “Automatic spine curvature estimation from X-ray images of a mouse model”, Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 140 (March 2017), 175–184. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2016.12.010. Automatic segmentation and quantification of skeletal structures…

2 March 2017

Talk by Dr Hisham Al-Assam at the U3A Science & Technology Group Meeting

Dr Hisham Al-Assam was invited to give a talk at the Buckingham U3A Science & Technology Group Meeting, The Royal Latin School, Buckingham, on 1 March 2017. The aim of the talk titled “Machine Learning – Current and Future Applications”…

23 December 2016

Milton Keynes female pupils enjoy a computing lesson at the University of Buckingham

A group of the most talented female maths students from a Milton Keynes school learnt what it was like to do computer programming at University in a bid to encourage more girls to take up the subject. A group of…

19 December 2016

Publication of the week: Dongxu Han, Hongbo Du & Sabah Jassim

“Towards a Confidence-Centric Classification Based on Gaussian Models and Bayesian Principles”, Proceedings of 9th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science and Electronics (University of York, November 2016), 46-56. Classification is an essential form of machine learning. It has been widely used…

20 June 2016

Publication of the week: H.S. Maghdid & I.A. Lami

H.S Maghdid, I.A. Lami, K.Z Ghafoor & J. Lloret, “Seamless Outdoors-Indoors Localization Solutions on Smartphones: Implementation and Challenges”, ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) 48.4 (May 2016), article 53; doi: 10.1145/2871166 The demand for more sophisticated Location-Based Services (LBS) in terms of…

6 June 2016

Publication of the week: Dongxu Han, Naseer Al-Jawad & Hongbo Du

“Facial expression identification using 3D geometric features from Microsoft Kinect device”, Proc. SPIE 9869, Mobile Multimedia / Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2016 (ed. Sos S. Agaian, Sabah A. Jassim), 986903-1 (May 19, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223029 Facial expression identification is an important…

11 May 2016

Talk by Dr Hisham Al-Assam at St Paul’s Catholic School

Dr Hisham Al-Assam was invited again to give a talk at St Paul’s Catholic School, Milton Keynes, on 11 May 2016, as part of their Public Understanding of Science lectures. The aim of the talk titled “Artificial Intelligence: Can Machines Outperform…

30 April 2016

Applied Computing staff and research students at conference in USA

In April, Professor Sabah Jassim and computing research students Dongxu and Saif attended the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing (formerly DSS) symposium in Baltimore. Professor Jassim is a co-chair of the Mobile Multimedia / Image Processing, Security, and Applications conference…

27 April 2016

Talk by Professor Nuno Carvalho, University of Aveiro

The Applied Computing Department welcomed Professor Nuno Carvalho from the University of Aveiro in Portugal (Telecommunications Institute – Electronics Department – Telecommunications and Computing) to give an invited talk and to explore avenues for collaborative research. Professor Carvalho presented to…

20 April 2016

University of Buckingham Football Club won Trophy Final

On Wednesday 20 April 2016, in what proved to be an exhilarating and memorable night, our University football team defeated Willen FC 4-2. The event was hosted by Buckingham Athletic Football Club. Our team immediately took the lead by scoring…

19 April 2016

Seminar by Dr Hisham Al-Assam at the Open University

Dr Hisham Al-Assam was invited to give a seminar to the LHCS Research Group at the Open University, on 19 April 2016, as part of their LHCS Research Seminar Programme 2016. In his talk, “Computational life science: has it been successful…

21 March 2016

Applied Computing students visit the National Museum of Computing

Applied Computing students had the opportunity to visit The National Museum of Computing on 11 March. Most of them had already heard about the museum and/or Bletchley Park but had never had the opportunity to visit. They received a guided…

21 March 2016

Applied Computing students visit Bletchley Park

On 4 March, a group of Applied Computing students visited Bletchley Park, a historic site a few miles from Buckingham where secret messages, mostly high-profile military information, were deciphered during the Second World War. Some of the students already knew…

16 March 2016

Visit by the delegation from the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture

We were delighted to welcome the Inspector General and two research managers from the Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq together with the Managing Director of Russell IPM. The purpose of the meeting was to consider if we can help the…

14 January 2016

Buckingham’s educational partner wins Best University Award

The Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST) – which has close ties with the University of Buckingham – has won the Special Award for the Best University in Bosnia and Herzogovina in 2015. The award was presented to Emir…

10 November 2015

Publication of the week: H. Al-Assam, T. Kuseler, S. Jassim & S. Zeadally

Al-Assam, H., T. Kuseler, S. Jassim & S. Zeadally, “Privacy in Biometric Systems”, in S. Zeadally & M. Badra (eds), Privacy in a Digital, Networked World: Technologies, Implications and Solutions (Springer, Oct 2015), 235-263, ISBN 978-3-319-08469-5. This chapter is mainly…

28 October 2015

Work-in-Progress Seminars in Applied Computing Department, Autumn 2015

The Work in Progress Seminars continue this term with the following 4 seminars. Week Date Speaker Title Friday (week 5) 30 October Alan Abdulla Exploiting Similarities between Secret and Cover images for Improved Embedding Efficiency and Security in Digital Steganography…

1 October 2015

Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Russell IPM and The University of Buckingham

Russell IPM is a market leader in providing customer focused solutions to the issues faced by pest controllers. They will be working on a KTP project with Dr Ihsan Lami and Professor Sabah Jassim in the Applied Computing Department that…

26 September 2015

Graduation at Sarajevo

On 26 September SSST held its annual graduation ceremony and awarded students from the fields of Computer Science and Information Systems, Political Science and International Relations and Economics with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, validated by the University of Buckingham. Students…

16 September 2015

Department of Applied Computing receives Knowledge Transfer Partnership Funding

Dr Harin Sellahewa and Dr Hisham Al-Assam of the Applied Computing Department, and Deepnet Security based at Bletchley Park have been granted Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding from Innovate UK, the UK government agency responsible for supporting innovation. The grant…

31 August 2015

Publication of the week: A. Al-Talabani, H. Sellahewa & S.A. Jassim

A. Al-Talabani, H. Sellahewa & S.A. Jassim, “Emotion recognition from speech: Tools and challenges”, Proc. SPIE 9497, Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2015, 94970N, April 2015. DOI: 10.1117/12.2191623. Human emotion recognition from speech is studied frequently for its importance…

22 July 2015

Work in Progress Seminars, Summer Term

The Work in Progress Seminars continue this term with the following 6 seminars. Friday, 24 July 2015    David Daouda Traore, “Automatic Analysis of Cellular Signalling Parameters Based on Fluorescent Video Imaging” Friday, 7 August 2015    Chigozirim Oriaku, “Enhancing Cloud Computing…

13 May 2015

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2015: Applied Computing student wins prestigious poster competition

A University of Buckingham MSc student has won a prestigious academic poster competition with a design reflecting a pioneering interactive project aimed at teaching students about the anatomy of the human body. Dhiya Al-Saqri won the Best MSc Poster at…

4 May 2015

Publication of the week: S. Khazendar, H. Al-Assam, H. Du, S. Jassim et al.

Khazendar, S., A. Sayasneh, H. Al-Assam, H. Du, J. Kaijser, L. Ferrara, D. Timmerman, S. Jassim & T. Bourne, “Automated characterisation of ultrasound images of ovarian tumours: the diagnostic accuracy of a support vector machine and image processing with a…

24 April 2015

App launched to help mature students

The first app aimed at mature students is the only of its kind and will help them get acclimatised to the academic world. University of Buckingham business students have developed the Student Proxy App to help the users in all…

13 April 2015

Talk by Dr Hisham Al-Assam at St Paul’s Catholic School

Dr Hisham Al-Assam was invited to give a talk at St Paul’s Catholic School, Milton Keynes, on 22 January 2015, as part of their Public Understanding of Science lectures. In his talk, “Computer Science in Medical and Biomedical Research”, Dr Al-Assam…

7 April 2015

Applied Computing is heading the first KTP project of the University

The Department of Applied Computing just started a 3-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project on secure face recognition. A grant of £160,000 jointly funded by Innovate UK and a local information security company DeepNet Security in Bletchley Park, was secured…

20 March 2015

University of Buckingham Applied Computing Department receives prestigious accreditation

The University’s Applied Computing Department has received accreditation from the prestigious British Computer Society (BCS), a world-class professional body, which will enable students to enhance their standing and employability in the field of IT. A panel of BCS accreditation assessors…

9 March 2015

Talk by Dr Harin Sellahewa to the Biometrics Institute

Dr Harin Sellahewa was invited to give a talk at the Biometrics Institute Member Meeting held at the Australian High Commission in London on 27 February 2015. His talk, “Using steganography to enhance security of biometric data exchange“, presented a…

23 February 2015

Academic visitors to the Department of Applied Computing

During the latter part of the Autumn term Dr Stuart Hall, a research lecturer in Mathematics in the Department, hosted a visit from Dr Wafaa Batat. Wafaa is a researcher at the École Nationale Polytechnique d’Oran, Algeria who works in…

12 January 2015

Publication of the week: A.A. Abdulla, H. Sellahewa & S.A. Jassim

Abdulla, A.A., Sellahewa, H. & Jassim, S.A., “Stego quality enhancement by message size reduction and fibonacci bit-plane mapping”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8893 (2014), pp.151-166 Steganography is…

12 January 2015

New Head of Applied Computing

Last November, Dr Harin Sellahewa took over as Head of Applied Computing from Professor Sabah Jassim who will remain in a non-managerial role. Professor Jassim is sad to step down but feels he is leaving the Department in good hands,…

17 November 2014

Grants and awards

Dr Ihsan Lami has been awarded an STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission) Award from the European COST IC1301 Action for two of his DPhil students (Mr AlbuRghaif and Mr AlAbodi) to visit the University of Gent’s Department of Information Systems…

10 November 2014

Publication of the week: Professor Paul Finn

Oliver Korb, Paul W. Finn & Gareth Jones, “The cloud and other new computational methods to improve molecular modelling”, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery 2014, 9, 1121-1131.  doi: 10.1517/17460441.2014.941800. Industrial, as well as academic, drug discovery efforts are usually supported by computational…

3 November 2014

Two-year BSc (Hons) Computing and Software Entrepreneurship

The University of Buckingham has developed a unique two-year undergraduate degree programme in Computer Science, which incorporates self-directed projects encouraging entrepreneurial development through innovative creation. Computing and ICT are an integral part of today’s modern society, playing a significant role…

27 October 2014

Publication of the week: A. Abdulla, H. Sellahewa & S. Jassim

A.A. Abdulla, H. Sellahewa & S.A. Jassim, “Steganography based on pixel intensity value decomposition”, Proc. Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications (SPIE 9120, 912005, May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050518. This paper focuses on steganography based on pixel intensity value decomposition. A…

13 October 2014

Top salaries for Buckingham graduates

University of Buckingham students come fourth – excluding London institutions – when it comes to graduate salaries, according to The Sunday Times. With graduates earning £24,175 on average in the first six months after leaving, the University is only beaten…

13 October 2014

Publication of the week: H. Du, H. Al-Jubouri & H. Sellahewa

H. Du, H. Al-Jubouri & H. Sellahewa, “Effectiveness of image features and similarity measures in cluster-based approaches for content-based image retrieval”, Proc. Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications (SPIE 9120, 912008, May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057721. Content-based image retrieval is an…

6 October 2014

Publication of the week: Professor Paul Finn

G. Lauro, N. Ferruz, S. Fulle , M.J. Harvey, P.W. Finn & G. De Fabritiis, “Reranking docking poses using molecular simulations and approximate free energy methods”, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 54.8 (2014),  2185–2189. DOI: 10.1021/ci500309a. Computational modelling techniques…

22 September 2014

Publication of the week: Dr Stuart Hall

Hall, S., “Perelman’s entropy for some families of canonical metrics”, Experimental Mathematics 23.3 (2014), 277-284. DOI:10.1080/10586458.2014.898220. In the early 1980s a mathematician called Richard Hamilton showed that one could treat the curvature of abstract mathematical spaces (things called manifolds) a bit…

1 September 2014

Publication of the week: Dr Stuart Hall

Hall, S. & T. Murphy, “Bounding Lambda_2 for some Kähler-Einstein metrics with large symmetry groups”, Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry46.2 (2014), 145-158. The Einstein equations govern how the high-dimensional spaces used in modern theories of space-time (known as manifolds) curve.  One central…

4 August 2014

Publication of the week: Adam Floyd & Hongbo Du

A. Floyd & H. Du, “Edna: a Software Tool for Verifying Normalisation of Relations during Logical Database Design Process”, 12th HEA STEM Workshop on Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases (University of Southampton: Higher Education Academy, July 2014), 51-61 Logical…

14 July 2014

Publication of the week: Suleyman Al-Showarah, Naseer Al-Jawad & Harin Sellahewa

Al-Showarah, S., N. Al-Jawad & H. Sellahewa, “Effects of User Age on Smartphone and Tablet Use, Measured with an Eye-Tracker via Fixation Duration, Scan-Path Duration, and Saccades Proportion”, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge (Lecture Notes…

9 June 2014

Publication of the week: Dr Stuart Hall

Hall, S. & T. Murphy, “On the spectrum of the Page and the Chen-LeBrun-Weber metrics”,  Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry 46.1, 87-101 (2014).  DOI: 10.1007/s10455-014-9412-6 The spectrum of an operator on a space tells one how functions on the…

HEA STEM Workshop at Buckingham (May 2012)

A Higher Education Academy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop on Mobile Application Development: from curriculum design to graduate employability was held in Buckingham on 15 May 2012. Dr Harin Sellahewa gave a presentation entitled “Mobile Application Development: A journey thus far”. There is a full report in Christopher Douce’s blog (Open University website).


Applied Computing Students at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2012 (April 2012)

Three Computing students from Buckingham were selected to attend and present their individual projects at the 5th BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium held at the University of Bath on 12th April 2012. Our students were among the 40 best selected to receive a Google travel and accommodation grant. Read more.


STEM Annual Conference (April 2012)

Dr Harin Sellahewa presented a paper on “Enhancing Small Group Teaching and Learning using Online Student Response Systems” at the STEM Annual Conference 2012 at Imperial College London in April 2012. Read more.


Publication by Dr Harin Sellahewa (November 2011)

Harin Sellahewa’s article “Using an online student response system in small group teaching: a pilot study” appeared in Italics 10.3 (November 2011), published by the Higher Education Academy. Read the article.


Scholarships (October 2011)

The Department of Applied Computing is delighted to announce that it will be offering partial scholarships to BSc and MSc applicants applying for January 2012.


School of Science & Medicine’s annual sports day and barbecue (July 2011)

School of Science & Medicine’s annual sports day and barbecueOn one day each year, scientists, psychologists and computer experts throw aside their work and come together to have a good old mess about …


Invited paper by Dr Harin Sellahewa

Dr Harin Sellahewa, Lecturer at the University of Buckingham, top UK university for student satisfactionDr Sellahewa gave a lecture on “Face recognition in unconstrained environments” at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, in February 2011.


A Graduation with triumph (26 February 2011)

Graduation 2011 Applied ComputingSaturday 26 February 2011 saw the graduation of students in the Applied Computing Department. They are Christopher Clayton (first class), Christian Mein, Daniel Okebukola, Sylvester Owino and Varan Thangeswaran for Bachelor of Science in Computing (honours), Richard Woodward (distinction) for Postgraduate Diploma in Computing, Waseem Al-Obaydy (distinction) and Kwame Boakye for Master of Science in Innovative Computing. They were joined by the third cohort of graduates in Computer Science and Information Systems from our partner institution, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology.


Dr Ihsan Lami joins Department (Tuesday 28 September 2010)

Dr Ihsan Lami, Lecturer at the University of Buckingham top UK university for student satisfactionDr Ihsan Lami has recently joined our team. With over 25 years experience in both industry and academia, he has been involved in the research, development and leadership of many successful chip designs for mobile phone and consumer applications. His current research focus is on the “Hybridisation of GNSS and wireless technologies for LBS and Security” and on “Security and localisation techniques for Wireless Mesh Networks connectivity and communication integrity”.


Applied Computing students visit Bletchley Park (Monday 17 May 2010)

students at Bletchley ParkOn 30 April, a group of Applied Computing students visited Bletchley Park, a historic site a few miles from Buckingham where secret messages, mostly high profile military information, were deciphered during the Second World War. They were given a talk about the Colossus machine by Dr Tony Sale, and a guided tour of the National Museum of Computing.


Publication of Hongbo Du’s textbook (Monday 10 May 2010)

Hongbo Du with his bookData Mining Techniques and Applications: An Introduction was published this month. The book is the first of its kind that primarily targets undergraduate readers from computing-related disciplines. It covers a wide range of data mining techniques for classification, clustering and association rule discovery, and addresses practical issues in applying the techniques.


Applied Computing Department at a conference in Florida (Thursday 15 April 2010)

Buckingham representatives at SPIE 2010The “Mobile Multimedia / Image Processing, Security, and Applications” session of the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing conference, held on 5-9 April 2010 at Orlando, Florida, was chaired jointly by Professor Sabah Jassim of Buckingham and Professor Sos Agaian of the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Applied Computing Department at Buckingham was again a main contributor to the conference, presenting four full papers and two posters.


Virtually There (Tuesday 10 March 2010)

Colin Dalton's talkOn Friday, 5 March 2010, Colin Dalton, senior lecturer from the University of Bristol, was invited to Buckingham to give a talk on computer graphics. Using game animation sequences, computer generated images, interactive demonstrations and references to films such as Avatar, Stealth and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Colin explained the different stages of the process behind the making of modern films.