Computer Science success at the Making a Difference Awards
Computer Science has again had success at the Making a Difference awards; congratulations to all of those involved with the two projects below:
Outstanding international engagement - Staff Highly Commended
Project Malawi 2018: Team of Project Malawi 2018
A team from the Computing at Schools Regional Centre and the School of Computer Science ran a pilot project to bring computing to pupils and teachers in schools in Malawi. In 2018, a new team visited the same area and implemented a number of lessons learnt from the pilot, including a more gender-balanced team and improved training and support for teachers to make the impact more sustainable.
Outstanding contribution to social innovation - Highly Commended
Energy Market Innovation with UrbanChain: Richard Banach and Somayeh Taheri
This project is a partnership with UrbanChain to develop an energy trading platform using blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies that can reduce energy bills for households by up to 50% and for SMEs by up to 40%.