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UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics Open Evening 2014

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UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics is hosting an Open Evening for 5th & 6th year secondary school students, mature students, parents and teachers on Tuesday 9th December 2014.

The purpose of the evening is to introduce prospective students to the opportunities available for studying Computer Science at UCD.

Talks by staff and graduates will outline what Computer Science is, the content of the degree programme and what life is like as an undergraduate in UCD. There will also be information on job, taught masters and research opportunities after completing the degree.

ASE Student wins Google Excellence Award

Damilare Fagbemi is the winner of the 2014 Google Excellence Award for the best project submitted by a student in the MSc in Advanced Software Engineering. His project, entitled Evaluating Near-Duplicate Detection in Twitter, was supervised by Prof. Mark Keane. Damilare is pictured receiving his award from Andrew Widdowson, Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Google.

Public Lecture - Bruce Schneier

On Monday 06 October, computer security expert Bruce Schneier will speak at The Second Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture to be held in partnership with University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. This public lecture, entitled "Is it Possible to be Safe Online? Human Rights Defenders and the Internet", will explore the issues faced by human rights defenders and activists on the ground as the use of computers and the Internet in their work is becoming increasingly commonplace and the threats posed by governments manipulating, monitoring and subverting electronic information, increased surveillance and censorship and the lack of security for digitally communicated and stored information is on the rise.

The Elevator Pitch for a PhD

Thesis in 3 poster

 "Thesis in 3" is an exciting national competition for research students from all over Ireland who have just 3 slides and 3 minutes to explain an entire thesis in a way that anyone can understand. It is open to Masters and PhDs research students in any of the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. Deadline for abstracts is Aug 21st to thesisin3@gmail.com