New Paper Accepted at EDM2020

Congratulations to Samuel Fonseca, Filipe Dwan Pereira, Elaine H. T. Oliveira, David Fernandes, Leandro Carvalho and Alexandra Cristea for getting their paper, Creating Personalised Programming Assignments Lists Through Automatic Detection of Subject matter from Assignments Statements, accepted at EDM 2020. Well done. For more information, please visit the conference website:

Tahani Aljohani to get a paper accepted at ITS2020

Congratulations for Tahani Aljohani and her co-authors Filipe Dwan Pereira, Alexandra I. Cristea and Elaine Oliveira for getting their paper entitled “Prediction of Users’ Professional Profile in MOOCs Only by Utilising Learners’ Written Text” accepted. The paper will be presented at the 16th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS20).

IOC talk by Professor Sue Black, Professor Alexandra Cristea and TechUp Team members

Professor Alexandra Cristea invited to give a late night talk on Bias in AI at the Hungarian Embassy in London on the 24th of February 2020, after a successful presentation by herself, Professor Sue Black, and their TechUP lead team on TechUP at the IOC 2020 conference ( on the same day.

Enterprise Opportunities at Durham University

We warmly welcomed the Enterprise and Career Centre team at Durham to give a talk about ‘Enterprise Opportunies at Durham Univrsity’. Here are the slides for the talk: Comp Sci PhD and Staff Talk  

Prof. Cristea was invited as a keynote speaker at ICEIT 2020

Prof. Alexandra Cristea was invited as a keynote speaker at 9th International Conference on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT 2020) at Oxford, and gave a talk on Bias in AI and Thoughts of Social Impact of AI.

Tahani Aljohani to Receive Best Paper and Best Presentation Award

    Congratulations for Tahani Aljohani for receiving the Best Perper Award at ICADMA2020 conference which was held in Sydney, Australia last week. Tahani has presented the paper entitled  “Author Profiling: Prediction of Learners ’Gender on a MOOC Platform based on Learners’ Comments” and her presentation also awarded with Best Presentation Award by the Program Committee.

Universities Minister visits Durham University

Previous Next On Friday 24 January 2020, the UK University Minister Chris Skidmore visited Durham university and was shown some examples of our research and innovation in action. Mr Skidmore listened to several talks about: The TechUp programme that we’re part of, which offers women the chance to retrain for work in the technology sector;…

TechUP Women Graduation

TechUP Women graduation Massive congratulations to the 96 (out of 100) women who graduated the TechUP Women programme last weekend!