The computing/IT industry is growing strongly in our region, and so the School of Computing has launched a new computing professionals network (The Yorkshire Computing Network; YCN) to provide a meeting place, and broaden the channels of knowledge transfer between the University and industry/public sector organisations to everyone's mutual benefit.
Please join the Yorkshire Computing Network group on LinkedIn to keep up to date with our announcements and upcoming events.
With your help, we will build this network across a wide range of sectors in which computer science and information technology are prominent, including Entertainment, Finance, Government, Health, Marketing, Defence, Telecommunications, Transport, Retail, Utilities, Consultancy/Software Development, Data Analytics, and embedded systems.
We currently collaborate with organisations from a wide range of sectors. Examples include a large number of utilities companies (Artificial Intelligence research), the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Applied Computing in Biology, Medicine and Health), the transport scheduling company Tracsis (Algorithms and Complexity), Google, Rolls Royce, and Jaguar Land Rover (Distributed Systems and Services), and Microsoft, and Proctor and Gamble (Computational Science and Engineering).
The Yorkshire Computing Network is part of the School of Computing's Industry Engagement Plan, and has been created in conjunction with the University's Digital Technologies Sector Hub. Feel free to contact Dr Roy Ruddle, Director of Research & Innovation, with suggestions for meeting themes, discussion topics or questions about the network and upcoming events.