Ulster University Faculty of Computing and Engineering

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The Faculty of Computing and Engineering is one of six educational and research faculties of Ulster University. The faculty is made up of four schools and three research institutes. The faculty is spread across the Ulster University at Belfast, Coleraine and Magee campus' of the University. The Faculty represents the university as a member of the Engineering Professors Council (EPC), which is the representative body for Engineering in UK higher education. [1]

Schools[edit]

School of Computing and Information Engineering[edit]

The Ulster University School of Computing and Information Engineering (shortened to SCIE) is physically located at the Coleraine campus of Ulster University, in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

School of Computing and Intelligent Systems[edit]

Ulster University School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Focus Computer Science, Game Development, Robotics, Research
Head of School Dr Heather Sayers[2]
Staff 36 (27 academic, 5 clerical, 4 technical)[2]
Location Magee College[3], Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Website cis.ulster.ac.uk/

The Ulster University School of Computing and Intelligent Systems (shortened to SCIS) is physically located at Magee College of the Ulster University, in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. SCIS focuses on teaching and research in the main areas of computer science, games, electronics, robotics and multimedia. It currently offers five main undergraduate bachelor's degree programmes in the above areas and three one-year taught postgraduate masters degrees in the areas of creative technologies, intelligent systems and financial services. PhD research opportunities are also available through the research graduate school.

History[edit]

SCIS was formed in 2001 through a merger of the School of Computing and Mathematics and School of Engineering on the Magee campus. Professor Martin McGinnity was the first Head of School (HOS) (2001-2005) and he has since moved on to become Director of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre. Professor Liam Maguire is the current HOS (2005 to date). His inaugural professorial lecture took place in March 2009 to an invited audience.[4]

Notable Activities[edit]

Students past and present have been taking part in competitions and events organised by leading software companies and industry. In 2009, students on the games course were participants in an international video games competition, taking part in the 'Dare to be Digital' competition in Edinburgh.[5] Microsoft Corporation has also collaborated with SCIS in the hosting of the Games Summit, entitled XNAFEST 2009.[6] In 2008, top computing students were rewarded for their academic achievements in an awards ceremony which saw students receiving prizes from some of the top IT companies in Northern Ireland.[7]

School of Computing and Mathematics[edit]

The Ulster University School of Computing and Mathematics (shortened to SCM) is physically located at the Jordanstown campus of Ulster University, in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

School of Engineering[edit]

The Ulster University School of Engineering (shortened to SCE) is physically located at the Jordanstown campus in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and at the Magee campus of Ulster University in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Research Institutes[edit]

Intelligent Systems Research Centre[edit]

Research in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) is carried out by the Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC) undertaken by academic staff. ISRC was officially launched in May 2007 by the then Economy Minister Nigel Dodds [8] This research is in the areas of computational intelligence, neural networks, fuzzy systems, artificial intelligence, cognitive robotics, ambient intelligence, wireless sensor networks and brain computer interfacing [9] ISRC was opened in 2006 with £20 million invested by Invest Northern Ireland, ILEX and Ulster University. This is the largest single research investment in the 150-year history of the Magee campus. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Engineering Professors Council. "Members". Engineering Professors Council. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "School of Computing and Intelligent Systems Staff". UUSCIS. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "About the School". Ulster University. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ UU Press Office Website Spiking Up Computational Intelligence. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  5. ^ UU Press Office Website Students 'Dare to be Digital'. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  6. ^ UU Press Office Website Magee Hosts Major Microsoft Games 'Summit'. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  7. ^ UU Press Office Website Top Computing Students Recognised at Magee.Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  8. ^ UU Press Office Website UU Unveils £20m Investment In Intelligent Systems Research. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  9. ^ ISRC Website About The Intelligent Systems Research Centre Archived 2009-06-30 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  10. ^ "University to Business - Summer 2007" (PDF). Ulster University. 2007. p. 3. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 

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