New Head for Department of Computer Science

05 December 2013

Dr Bernard Tiddeman, who moved with his family to Aberystwyth nearly four years ago from Scotland, has been appointed Head of Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth scientist heads to Chile’s Atacama Desert in preparation for Mars mission

09 October 2013

A space scientist from Aberystwyth University will be travelling to Chile’s Atacama Desert later this week as preparations for the 2018 ExoMars mission to Mars continue.


Dr Stephen Pugh from the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IMPACS) will be working on the ExoMars Panoramic Camera Instrument (PanCam) during a seven day field trial which starts on Monday 7 October.

Funded PhD Studentship Opportunity

12 September 2013

A Funded PhD Studentship at Aberystwyth University, Computer Science Department

7th Workshop on Theory of Randomised Search Heuristics (ThRaSH)

01 August 2013

The Department of Computer Science - Aberystwyth University will host The 7th Workshop on Theory of Randomised Search Heuristics (ThRaSH) 13-14 September 2013.

Aberystwyth - safest place to study

22 July 2013

Aberystwyth University has been ranked as the safest University in Wales and England to study following a report published today (Monday, July 22) by the Complete University Guide.


Compiled from official police data, the ranking gives the clearest picture possible of the crime rates for almost 120 universities in England and Wales.

Emanuil Tolev £5000 JISC Funding

22 July 2013

Emanuil Tolev has received £5000 in funding from JISC under their Summer of Student Innovation Competition to further develop FundFinder, his final year project.


FundFind is an open-source tool for sharing & searching funding opportunities. Its initial focus is scholarship and science, but it can easily be modified to allow easy collection and real-time searching of other types of data.

Two new Research Fellows

11 July 2013

Two new Research Fellows take up their new posts.

Technocamps pulls in the crowds with Beach Lab

01 July 2013

Over 900 young people and their families from across West Wales took advantage of the sun last weekend (Saturday 22nd June) when they got to grips with ‘out of the box’ technology, including land drawing and sea robots at the Technocamps Beach Lab.

Mars Grants Awarded

22 May 2013

Project: Sample Acquisition Field Experiment with a Rover (SAFER)


Project: Stereo Wide-Angle Cameras for the ExoMars Panoramic Camera Instrument-Part C

Aberystwyth Sailbot Team

30 May 2013

As a group of Computer Scientists (and a Physicist), we all knew we had an interest in robotics, and in October last year we were given the opportunity to build and program an autonomous boat, so we decided to start work and later enter it as a team in the Sailbot competition, this year held near Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in June 2013

New Senior Lecturer Joins Department

02 January 2013

Dr Thomas Jansen has been appointed to Senior Lecturer with effect from 1st January 2013. Thomas' research areas are randomised search heuristics, in particular evolutionary algorithms and artificial immune systems.