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The DE USRG at Digital Futures 2012 – DE All Hands

The DE USRG will be represented by approximately 16 delegates at Digital Futures 2012 next week, all of whom are involved in posters, papers, or demos. These include seven papers, demos or posters by students from the RCUK DE Web Science DTC. Keynote Delivering the Smart Grid: How digital technologies can change the way we generate, consume and think about energy - Alex Rogers Posters Christopher Phethean, Thanassis Tiropanis and Lisa Harris. Continue reading →

PhD Opportunities in Web Science

Offer: A fully funded 4-year MSc/PhD studentship – annual stipend £13,590.00 (tax free) and all fees paid (Equals a monthly pay of £1,130) Topic: Anything relevant to the Web, Social Networking, Semantic Web, e-commerce, e-learning etc. We have 10 studentship opportunities to start this October. No need for computer science or programming experience. The 4-year programme consists of a one year taught MSc course and then a 3-year PhD programme. Continue reading →

Why Study Web Science? Lessons from History

William Dampier explored and mapped the coast of Western Australia fully 80 years before James Cook encountered Botany Bay. Largely forgotten today, Dampier landed in Shark Bay, Western Australia in 1699. He was a true pioneer with lasting influence upon such diverse fields as evolution, exploration, meteorology, navigation, commerce and travel writing. He was also a pirate who could have faced the same grisly fate as his contemporary Captain Kidd. Continue reading →