H2020 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Action success for Glasgow's Christos Anagnostopoulos

Dr Christos AnagnostopoulosCongratulations to Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos who will supervise and coordinate a two-year research fellowship on his INNOVATE project which has been funded by the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action IF (MSCA).

INNOVATE aims to offer a high quality scientific and professional fellowship, hosted at the University of Glasgow,  that will improve the research and professional skills of the successful Research Fellow. University of Glasgow will expand its networks and knowledge transfer through cooperation with Repado Ltd (Switzerland) and inCITES SARL (Luxembourg) as industrial secondments (partners) during the fellowship. Repado manages large-scale medical data coming from bio-medical robots/devices installed in healthcare facilities incl. hospitals, clinics, and laboratories involving remote interaction with geo-distributed services in private and public health sector. inCITES consulting is specialized in techno-economic analyses for business sustainability.

This collaborative ‘grid’ will benefit the Fellow and University of Glasgow, as the industry partners provide their expertise and resources in the novel research activities of the fellowship. The Fellow under the supervision of Dr Anagnostopoulos, will act in two real industrial working environments in completely different domains, while the SMEs will gain benefits from the INNOVATE outcomes/scientific dissemination. The fellowship team will investigate the business aspects and impact of the research outcome in real-time management and predictive analytics in the bio-medical market analysing and forecasting methodologies to assess policy options and their implications. The fellowship will be further supported through high quality  training activities/CDP provided by University of Glasgow aimed at designing a high quality framework close to the needs of the considered market. Techno-economic analysis will investigate the exploitation of INNOVATE outcomes and the derivation of means for the sustainability of a useful product.

The outcome will lead in the efficient management and knowledge extraction over large-scale data streams in various application domains incl. telecommunications, risk analysis, and health analytics. INNOVATE is expected to design/introduce/build intelligent applications that will provide analytics in (near) real time, thus, supporting bio-medical, geo-distributed applications over large-scale data streams. Repado, in accordance to the G2M strategy and the INNOVATE’s evolution plan, will explore the possibility of adapting the INNOVATIVE outcomes into their platform. The developed methodology will establish the basis for timely, high quality services that will increase end users’ satisfaction and improve quality of living.

[1] https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/marie-sklodowska-curie-actions

[2] https://repado.com/

[3] http://www.incites.eu/

Early start for Singapore senior honours class

Welcome to our Senior Honours class in Singapore who started their final year on 31st August 2017 with the Safety-Critical Systems course led by Head of School, Professor Chris Johnson.

Computing Science - a subject coming of age

The Centre for Computing Science Education was formally launched on 1st September 2017. 

The Centre will bring together experts from the University with government, educators and industry to play a leading role in the transformation of CS from a specialist to a mainstream subject, with the consequent benefits to education, industry and society. Professor Cutts, the Centre's Director, says, "Students need to have the computational thinking skills required to imagine and develop new products for themselves. Embedding computing science in education from an early age will be hugely important in helping achieve that goal".

[Pictured left to right]: Mr Peter Donaldson (Lecturer, Education), Professor Trevor Gale (Head of School, Education), Professor Sally Fincher (University of Kent), Professor Frank Coton (VP Academic & Educational Innovation), MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville (Further Education, Higher Education and Science), Professor Simon Peyton Jones (Microsoft Research, Chair of Computing at School UK), Dr Sue Sentance (Kings College London), Professor Simon Gay (Director of Research, Computing Science), Dr Alice Miller (Deputy Head of School, Computing Science), Professor Quintin Cutts (Centre Director)

Full news article at http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_546920_en.html 

College Teaching Excellence award for John O'Donnell

Congratulations to Dr John O'Donnell, Lecturer in Computing Science, on his College Teaching Excellence award.   John's certificiate was presented to him by Professor Chris Johnson, Head of School, at an alumni dinner celebrating 60 years of Computing at Glasgow on Saturday, 17 June 2017.