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Oxford University Gazette, 24 July 2008: Examinations and Boards

Appointments and Reappointments

With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Appointments

University Lecturers

DR ANDREW BUNKER, BA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Catherine's College. In Astrophysics. From 1 April 2008 until 30 March 2013.

DR CLIVE SIVIOUR, MA M.SCI PH.D Camb, Fellow-elect of Pembroke College. In Engineering Science, Solid or Structural Mechanics. From 1 September 2008 until 31 August 2013.

DR JUDITH MANK, BA Florida, MS Pennsylvania, PH.D Georgia, Fellow-elect of Lady Margaret Hall. In Zoology. From 1 October 2008 until 30 September 2013.

DR HANQING JIN, BA M.PHIL Nankai, PH.D Hong Kong, Fellow-elect of St Peter's College. In Mathematical Finance. From 1 October 2008 until 30 September 2013.

DR DAVID LUCAS, BA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Balliol College. In Experimental Quantum Coherence. From 1 October 2009 until 30 September 2014. Royal Society University Research Fellowship with the title of University Lecturer from 1 October 2007 until 30 September 2009.

DR STUART MACKENZIE, B.SC Leeds, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow-elect of Magdalen College. In Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. From 1 October 2008 until 30 September 2013.

DR PANAGIOTIS PAPAZOGLOU, B.SC Crete, MA PH.D Columbia, Fellow-elect of Queen's College. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2013.

Reappointments

University Lecturers

DR LAURA HERZ. In Condensed Matter Physics. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

DR YIANNIS VENTIKOS. In Mechanical Engineering (Fluids). From 1 December 2008 until the retiring age.

DR JAN KRISTENSEN. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

DR NIK PETRINIC. In Impact Engineering. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

DR RENE BANARES-ALCÁNTARA. In Chemical Engineering. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

PROFESSOR FABIAN ESSLER. In Theoretical Physics. From 1 January 2009 until the retiring age.


Social Sciences Division

Appointments

University Lecturers

G. LOUTZENHISER, B.COM Saskatchewan, LL.B Toronto, LL.M Camb, Fellow of St Hugh's College. McGrigors University Lecturer in Tax Law. From 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2013.

J.V. MARTINEZ, B.SC, Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, M.PHIL PH.D Columbia, M.SC Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Fellow of Templeton College. In Finance (in association with Templeton College). From 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2013.

C. SKACH, BA Northwestern, MA M.PHIL Columbia, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Brasenose College. In Comparative Politics. From 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2013.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Comparative Government on Dr Skach.

P. THORNTON, BA Swarthmore College, MA Washington, PH.D California, Fellow of Merton College. In the Politics of China. From 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2013.

RCUK Academic Fellow

M.Y. KAN, B.SOC.SCI Hong Kong, M.PHIL M.SC D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Hugh's College. In Longitudinal/Temporal Analysis. From 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2013.

Reappointments

University Lecturers

R. SURENDER, BA Essex, M.SC D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Green College. In Social Policy. From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

M. STEARS, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of University College. In Political Theory. From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

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Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Final Honour School 2010

The special authors for the Final Honour School of English Language and Literature, Course I, Paper 7 for examination in Trinity Term 2010 will be:

(a) The Beowulf Poet; Alfred; The Exeter Book

(b) Chaucer; Langland; the N-Town Cycle

(c) Spenser; Milton; Jonson

(d) Marvell; Dryden; Eliza Haywood

(e) Wordsworth; Austen; Byron

(f) Tennyson; Dickens; Wilde

(g) Conrad; Yeats; Woolf

(h) Walcott; Roth; Friel

(i) Emerson; Dickinson; Faulkner

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Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2009

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2009. Undergraduates must offer the equivalent of three three-hour papers from those listed below.

Engineering:

C3A Optoelectronics

C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control Systems

C4B Information Engineering

C7B Engineering Mathematics


Computer Science:

Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms*

Compilers*

Computer Graphics

Computer Security

Databases

Intelligent Systems I

Intelligent Systems II

Machine Learning*

Programming Languages*

Each of the Engineering C papers will be of 3 hours in length. The Computer Science papers are all 1½ hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.

Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B3 Electrical Engineering, or B4 Information Engineering.

Object Oriented Programming will be a prerequisite for Object Oriented Design and Intelligent Systems I will be a prerequisite for Intelligent Systems II.

* It is not possible to guarantee that these options can be scheduled to avoid a timetable clash with one or more of the Engineering papers listed.

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Standing Committee for the M.Sc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

M.Sc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The following courses have been approved for examination in 2008–9.

Section A

Schedule I

Algebraic Number Theory

Analytic Number Theory

Analytic Topology

Axiomatic Set Theory

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

Group Theory

Introduction to Representation Theory

Lambda Calculus and Types

Lie Algebras

Model Theory


Schedule II

Geometry of Infinite Groups

Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability

Categories, Proofs and Processes

Communication Theory

Computational Complexity

Concurrency

Graph Theory

Introduction to Foundations of Computer Science

Logic of Multi-Agent Information Flow


Schedule II

Automata, Logic and Games

Computing with Finitely Presented Groups

Computational Number Theory

Computer-Aided Formal Verification

Elliptic Curves

Game Semantics

Probabilistic Combinatorics

Quantum Computer Science

Random Graphs

Randomised Algorithms

Theory of Data and Knowledge Bases

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