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Women at Oxford - Achievements

The women in our department regularly have achievements to celebrate. They win prestigious awards, complete high quality research, present winning papers at conferences, publish books, and offer support to others and charities. Below is a selection of our news stories featuring women from our website news page.


Team wins Distinguished Poster Presentation award at the 2019 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium

A team including Department of Computer Science's Mariam Nouh, Helena Webb, and Michael Goldsmith, with Jason R C Nurse (University of Kent) has won a Distinguished Poster Presentation award at the 2019 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS). Read the full news here.


WCIT Outstanding IT Student Awards 2019

Department of Computer Science student Catherine Vlasov was a finalist in the WCIT Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards 2019. The awards were created to recognise outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT students within the UK. Read the full news here.


Prof. Marina Jirotka awarded an Established Career Digital Economy Fellowship by EPSRC

Professor Marina Jirotka has been awarded a 5 year Established Career Digital Economy Fellowship by EPSRC. The Fellowship project, titled RoboTIPS: Developing Responsible Robots for the Digital Economy, aims to develop a new approach to responsible innovation (RI) in the context of trustworthy and secure technologies. Read the full news here.


Prof. Blanca Rodriguez receives new Wellcome Trust funding for computational cardiovascular research

Professor Blanca Rodriguez is the recipient of a substantial award (£1.6 million) from the Wellcome Trust that funds new research within her Computational Cardiovascular Science team at Oxford and at the Barts Hospital in London. The funding is a renewal of Blanca’s Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship. Read the full news here.


Prof. Blanca Rodriguez recognised with two Fellowships

Professor Blanca Rodriguez has been elected Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering (EAMBES), and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Read the full news here.


Prof. Sadie Creese named in UK top 50 list of women in Cyber Security

Congratulations to Prof. Sadie Creese, who has been named as one of the 50 most influential women working in cyber security in the UK 2018. Each year SC Media UK highlights 50 women in Europe who are impacting cyber security in the UK. They are women who are helping to pave the way for their peers either through being a campaigner for the cause of women in security, or simply being at the top of their field. Read the full news here.


Coco Platform wins accolade at No Magic World Symposium

Senior Research Fellow Philippa Hopcroft and Senior Researcher Thomas Gibson-Robinson won an award for the Coco Platform plugin for MagicDraw at this year's No Magic World Symposium in Dallas. They received the 'Cameo Award for Modelling, Simulation & Analysis Excellence 2018' at the symposium, where Philippa and Thomas also gave a demo of the system, and Philippa gave a talk as an invited speaker. Read the full news here.


Report finds quantum technologies engage the public

The results of a public dialogue on quantum technologies (QTs), commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have just been published. The department's Professor Marina Jirotka is on the oversight board for this public dialogue project. Read the full news here.


Maria Vanina Martinez in 'AI's 10 to Watch' list for 2018

Maria Vanina Martinez, a former researcher in the department, has been included in IEEE Intelligent System's 'AI's 10 to Watch' list for 2018. This award recognises young scientists (who earned their PhDs within the last five years) for their contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence early in their careers. Read the full news here.


Students demonstrate carbon footprint project at House of Lords

Undergraduates from the department showcased their project work at the House of Lords, as part of a launch event for a tool that predicts the cleanliness of the electricity supply. The event showcased new approaches to de-carbonising the electricity grid, with the Oxford student team invited to demonstrate its second-year Computer Science Group Design Practical work, which National Grid had sponsored. Read the full news here.


Online tool to help establish trust in AI

In order to gain the public’s trust in artificial intelligence (AI) online systems, Oxford will be leading a project to develop a tool that allows users to evaluate and critique algorithms. Read the full news here.


Three winners at the Student-Led Teaching Awards

The quality of the department’s teaching and support staff was recognised at the Student-Led Teaching Awards on 10 May 2018. Read the full news here.


Oxford team makes semi-finals at Cyber 9/12 policy competition

A team of four cyber security DPhil students made the semi-finals at Cyber 9/12, an Atlantic Council policy competition held in London in February 2018. Erin Chapman, Mariam Nouh, Jantje Siloman, and Andrew Dwyer, all from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, also won the award for the best policy brief which outlined cyber security policy recommendations. Read the full news here.


Professor Marina Jirotka joins UKCRC

The department's Professor Marina Jirotka has been elected to the UK Computing Research Community (UKCRC), a highly selective grouping of the UK's leading computing academics. Read the full news here.


Alumna Anne-Marie Imafidon wins role model award

Department alumna Anne-Marie Imafidon won the Role Model of the Year prize at Booking.com’s inaugural Technology Playmaker Awards on 8 March 2018. Read the full news here.


International 3Rs prize goes to human-based computer models which could replace animal testing

The National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) – an organisation dedicated to replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research and testing – has awarded its top prize for a research paper by a team from the Department of Computer of Science. Read the full news here.


Work by Professors Ursula Martin and Blanca Rodriguez rewarded with Impact Awards

Two of the department’s professors – Ursula Martin and Blanca Rodriguez – have been chosen to receive Impact Awards by the Mathematical, Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division at the University of Oxford. Read the full news here.


A digital environment fit for childhood

Professor Marina Jirotka was one of the contributors to a major report by academics that is calling for a digital environment that is 'fit for childhood'. Read the full news here.


DPhil Mariam Nouh recognised in Grace Hopper ACM competition

Mariam Nouh has won third place in the ACM Student Research Competition (Graduate Category) at the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando. Read the full news here.


Professor Ursula Martin named as one of 50 new fellows of the Royal Society of Engineering

Professor Ursula Martin has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in a stellar list that includes some of the world's leading innovators and business people. Ursula is one of three female Oxford academics to be made a fellow this year. Read the full news here.


Professor Marta Kwiatkowska announced as Milner Award Medallist

Professor Marta Kwiatkowska has been awarded the Royal Society Milner Award for her contribution to the theoretical and practical development of stochastic and quantitative model checking. Read the full news here.


Oana Tifrea-Marciuska awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize

Oxford student Oana Tifrea-Marciuska has been awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize 2017. During her DPhil project, Oana has explored several different approaches to personalized search on the Social Semantic Web, in the form of preference-based ontological query answering. Read the full news here.