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Future of computing on show at Abertay end-of-year conference

23 May 2013

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Computing staff and students at the University of Abertay Dundee will tomorrow (Friday 24 May) put on display the future of computing – from tackling the major cyber-security threats facing the nation to using mobile phones to support an ageing population.

The School of Engineering, Computing and Applied Mathematics end-of-year conference is an opportunity for lecturers and students to display their latest research, and to meet IT industry professionals.

Staff workshops will cover the practice of digital forensics, where fragments of computer data are pieced together to make criminal convictions, and new and highly anticipated internet technologies like HTML5.1.

Professor Simeon Keates, Head of Abertay University’s School of Engineering, Computing and Applied Mathematics, said: “Our end-of-year conference is a wonderful opportunity to put on display all the hard work of our staff and students, who are investigating the most pressing computing problems the world faces.

“It’s incredibly important to let our final year students display their work to experts from the university and industry, to give them recognition of everything they’ve achieved during their studies – and to practice demonstrating what they’ve learned.”

He added: “Computing is such an integral part of everyone’s lives, and increasingly one that’s becoming indispensible. Many of us are inseparable from our smartphones and devices like TVs are rapidly becoming internet-enabled. One of the areas that we are now actively developing is the concept of the Internet of Things, personal networks of highly interconnected smart devices in our homes and offices offering new and exciting opportunities for everyone.

“This raises huge issues for society to deal with, and opportunities to use technology to improve the daily lives of everyone, especially the vulnerable and the elderly. I’m delighted to see another group of graduates preparing to step into the world of work and take on those challenges.”

The event is open to the public from 1-5pm on Friday 24 May on level four of Abertay University’s main Kydd Building.

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For media enquiries, please contact Chris Wilson (Communications Manager) – T: 01382 308522 M: 07837 250284 E: chris.wilson@abertay.ac.uk

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