6 February 2024
The University of Oxford is to share in a major £80 million investment announced today to develop next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The funding, from EPSRC, will support nine new AI research hubs in the UK, one of which will be based at the Department of Computer Science.
Study shows that the way the brain learns is different from the way that artificial intelligence systems learn
3 January 2024
Researchers from the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit and the Department of Computer Science have set out a new principle to explain how the brain adjusts connections between neurons during learning. This may guide further research on learning in brain networks and inspire more robust learning algorithms in artificial intelligence.
23 November 2023
Two of those awarded grants are from MPLS Division: Fabrizio Caola, Associate Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Physics, and Aleks Kissinger, Associate Professor of Quantum Computing in the Department of Computer Science.
AI that automatically detects methane plumes from orbit could be a powerful tool in combating climate change
17 November 2023
University of Oxford researchers, in partnership with Trillium Technologies’ NIO.space, have developed a tool to automatically detect methane plumes on Earth from orbit using machine learning with hyperspectral data. This could help identify excessive ‘super emitters’ of methane and enable more effective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
University and SCG Chemicals launch £1m SCGC-FIRST fund to accelerate sustainable technology development in the chemicals industry
10 November 2023
SCG Chemicals Public Company Limited (SCGC), part of the Siam Cement Group (SCG) and one of the largest integrated chemical companies in Asia, has agreed a major new award scheme to develop novel ideas and nascent research from Oxford’s laboratories into environmental sustainability solutions for the global chemicals industry.
From The Conversation: Bletchley declaration: international agreement on AI safety is a good start, but ordinary people need a say – not just elites
7 November 2023
An opinion piece about the recent AI Safety Summit by Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computer Science, Professor John Tasioulas, Director of the University's Institute for Ethics in AI, and Hélène Landemore, Professor of Political Science at Yale University.
30 October 2023
The University of Oxford has topped the Times Higher Education world ranking for Computer Science for the sixth consecutive year, in their newly released subject tables. The computer science subject table uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the discipline.
Oxford computer science researcher awarded prestigious grant with potential to advance national security
26 October 2023
Dr Sebastian Köhler is among seven researchers awarded postdoctoral research grants by the Government Office for Science and administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The fellowships focus on areas of cutting edge unclassified basic research that can support the intelligence, security and defence communities.
26 October 2023
The first digital atlas showing how the human brain develops in the womb has been published by a global research team led by the University of Oxford.
19 October 2023
As the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated, viruses can quickly evolve new ways of evading our immune systems, undermining our efforts to control outbreaks. But a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by researchers in the Department of Computer Science and Harvard Medical School could help predict new viral variants before they emerge.
16 October 2023
Lia Yeh, a DPhil student in the Department of Computer Science, is one of 67 doctoral students around the world, and the only one in the UK, to be awarded a 2023 Google PhD Fellowship.
28 July 2023
For the first time, researchers have trained a machine learning model in outer space, on board a satellite. This achievement could enable real-time monitoring and decision making for a range of applications, from disaster management to deforestation.
14 June 2023
Professor Michael Bronstein and Professor Alison Noble will conduct ground-breaking work on some of artificial intelligence’s biggest challenges.
21 April 2023
Congratulations to Professor Alison Etheridge (Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics) and Professor Marta Kwiatkowska (Department of Computer Science, and Associate Head for Finance in the MPLS Divisional Office) who have been elected as International Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
10 February 2023
Associate Professor Patrick Rebeschini, in the Department of Statistics, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant worth €2 million, to develop theoretical foundations that could advance machine learning methods used to analyse Big Data.
31 January 2023
A new study led by researchers at the Department of Computer Science has found that, between 2021 and 2022, COVID-19 was a leading cause of death in children and young people in the United States, ranking eighth overall.
23 January 2023
Professor of Human Centred Computing, Marina Jirotka, talks to Oxford Profiles about the battle to make tech ethical, sustainable and fair.
5 December 2022
DeepMind, the leading British artificial intelligence company, has renewed its commitment to supporting students at the University of Oxford following the success of its scholarship programme for under-represented groups in AI.
22 September 2022
Professor David Deutsch has today been named as one of four internationally pioneering physicists to receive the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work on quantum information, while Professor James Maynard has received one of six New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes.