Department of Computer Science

The blog from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey

Google come to town: ‘Designing a Search Engine’

by Yatin Vadhia ( 400PB*.  The storage capacity (we assumed) of Google. On the 23rd of November 2011, for just under two hours, Google’s Andrew Walker came to the University of Surrey to give an extremely interactive lecture (it felt more like a discussion), titled “Designing a Search Engine”. During the lecture he led us […]

Supercomputers Enable Immersive Experiences

Reblogged from by Prof Alan Woodward As someone who is a unusual mixture of physicist, engineer, statistician and computer scientist, I have long known the value of being able to visualise your data. As computing power and data storage capacities have increased there has been a tendency to suffer from data overload. Consequently, being […]

Hackers are newest threat to world security

by Professor Alan Woodward Computer hackers have disrupted the water supply in an area of the US in the latest cyber attack on infrastructure services. Whilst nations have been concentrating on protecting obvious cyber security targets, such as financial institutions, leaving concerted international action to protect our infrastructure until the lights start going out and […]

CompSoc: Student Computing Society at Surrey

by Michael Hough Surrey CompSoc is the Computing Society at Surrey. It exists to develop on what is learned in lectures to have fun with computers. We work with both the department and the Students’ Union to provide guest lectures, trips, events and projects. Anyone with even the remotest interest in computing is welcome. We’re […]

International Workshop on Digital-forensics and Watermarking

By Philip Bateman, PhD Student, Multimedia Security and Forensics Group From October 23-26, the 10th International Workshop on Digital-forensics and Watermarking (IWDW’11) was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the USA. Myself and fellow Ph.D student Hui Wang joined our supervisor, Prof. Anthony T. S. Ho, to attend the conference where we were presenting […]

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