Department News & Events
Posted: Friday, 5 August 2016 19:15
Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship in Data Analytics, with an emphasis on Online Social Networks Analysis, starting in the Academic year 2016-17.
The Phd Scholarship is fully funded, covering fees at Home/EU rate, plus an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,296).
The PhD student will be supervised by Dr Alessandro Provetti whom applicants may contact for further information.
The closing date for applications is 15 September 2016.
Posted: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 15:20
BIDA Talk: Genomic Privacy
We are pleased to invite you to the first talk hosted by the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics, by
Mark B. Gerstein, Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Yale University
Posted: Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:00
Dr Fiona Candlin, Reader in Museum Studies, and Prof Alex Poulovassilis, Director of the Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, have been awarded £1,012,460 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for a new project to map and analyse the emergence, character and development of the UK independent museums sector from 1960-2020. More information
Posted: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:00
Carsten Fuhs has been invited to speak at the 14th International Workshop on Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT '16) held on 1-2 July in Coimbra, Portugal. He will give an overview on "SMT Techniques and Solvers in Automated Termination Analysis".
Posted: Friday, 10 June 2016 10:50
Professor George Roussos, Head of the Pervasive Computing Group Birkbeck College University of London, blogs about the heat map they developed using data from the London Ambulance Service, which not only helps emergency operators visualise demand and coverage in real-time, but also predict growing future demand for their services. Read the blog
Posted: Friday, 13 May 2016 09:14
Paper entitled, A Markov Chain Model for Changes in Users’ Assessment of Search Results, by Zhitomirsky, Levene and Bar-Ilan published in open access journal PLOS ONE.
Previous research shows that users tend to change their assessment of search results over time. The paper is a first study that investigates the factors and reasons for these changes, and describes a stochastic model of user behaviour that may explain these changes.
To access the paper, see: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0155285
Posted: Friday, 6 May 2016 16:32
Posted: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:00
The School of Business, Economics & Informatics awards a number of prizes to those students who have been particularly successful. Prize winners receive a monetary award and a certificate. The School was very proud to celebrate this special moment with the prize winners and their guests in the Chancellor’s Hall in Senate House, yesterday. Congratulations to the prize winners and all the graduates.