November 2014

Cybula lunch the Cool Computer, featured on the innovate web site. See the presentation below.

March 2014

Cybula featured on "bang goes the theory" - BBC 1. The work in brain injury in collaboration with imperial College is featured.

February 2014

Cybula wins a 3 year project with Sheffield University on big data in the water industry.

January 2014

Cybula wins a two year project with ASDA and leeds metropolitan University and the centre for low carbon futures to look at monitoring energy use.

December 2014

The company wins a three year project with EDF energy to look at big data in the power industry.

November 2013

Cybula welcomes Tom Jackson as CTO to the company. Tom has extensive experience of Cybula's technology while he worked at the University of York.

October 2013

Cybula wins a two year project with Unileaver, and the university of Sheffield and Manchester looking at complex data.

July 2013

Cybula wins a three year project with OminiCom and Network rail to look at computing on large data in the rail industry.

May 2013

Cybula wins a two year project with Unileaver to manage data on byproducts from manufaturing.

Febuary 2013

Cybula supported last years All Hands conference focusing on the cloud.

Royal Society Publishing has just published e-Science - towards the cloud: infrastructures, applications and research, compiled and edited by Paul Townend, Jie Xu and Jim Austin. This content can be accessed at: A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TA 1983 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact

January 2013

Cybula wins project to develop low power processors to support data collection. The NOMAD project is in collaboration with the University of York.

September 2012

Win a Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Project to investigate the use of SDE in the oil and gas area.

July 2012

David Willetts the Minister of State for Universities and Science visits Cybula - more details here.

April 2012

Cybula launches new web site for Signal Data Explorer.

Cybula lunches a new Signal Data Explorer web site allowing customers to buy SDE on-line as well as viewing tutorials and find out more about the tool.

Oct 2011

Cybula work on defining a national data centre for low carbon energy with the Centre for Low Carbon Futures.

May 2011

Cybula present at Workshop on The Improved Control of Wind Farms in Glasgow.

March 2011

Cybula integrate alerting into Signal Data Explorer allowing assets to be monitored on-line.

Jan 2011

Cybula wins a project, lasting 1 1/2 years to develop technology that will manage large image data with University College London and 10 other partners.

Cybula wins a project lasting 2 years that will develop the next generation Diagnostics platform, with HP and the University of York. This builds on Cybula's strengths in diagnostics software based on SDE.

Cybula wins a 2 year project to help merge data in the insurance industry, leveraging Cybula's knowledge of large data and working with noisy data.

Dec 2010

Cybula wins project with Imperial College to build a brain injury monitoring system.

Nov 2010

Cybula move to new offices on the new £500M York University Campus. The company will be sharing space in this new major expansion.

Oct 2010

With Rolls-Royce and Leeds University, Cybula wins a three year project, STRAPP, to add trust mechanisms to diagnostics and prognostics software used in the consortium.

Sept 2010

The company starts on a project with the University of York to develop a new software as a service platform for sharing data and software, youShare.

Aug 2010

Cybula wins a project with Doosan-Babckock to develop diagnostic and prognostic technology for the Neuclear industry.

July 2010

The company starts work with Aberdeen University on a neural data logger for use in monitoring animals. This will extend the companies SDE product to allow analysis of sleep patterns in animals.

Feb. 2009

Cybula featured in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council news letter, Pioneer, on its work with Signal Data Explorer with Rolls-Royce. Click here for the article.

Nov 2008

Cybula launch SDE for neuroscience and medical applications. Demonstration versions available on request.

Oct 2008

See Cybula at the society for neuroscience conference in Washington, USA between 15th and 18th November 2008 on stand 439.

July 2008

Cybula sponsor Rob Calvert and his pals in the Mongol Rally - Team Young Horse

June 2007

Cybula win DTI collaborative project to develop next generation 3D face recognition systems.

Jan 2007

Cybula as part of the CARMEN project.

Cybula wins contract to apply its Signal Data Explorer technology to managing and searching neuroscience data in a 4.0M project lead by the Universities of York, Newcastle and Sterling. The SDE technology will be used within a Grid enabled data repository to search for spike train data recorded from neurons. Go to the CARMEN website.

Cybula to exhibit FaceEnforce at Venturefest 2007.

Cybula is being featured as a successful Yorkshire company at the financing conference, venturefest.

Cybula helps define ISO standards for 3D face biometrics.

Bothe Julian Young and Prof Austin actively support the development of ISO 3D face biometrics. In support of this Julian Young takes part in the latest ISO meeting in New Zealand.

Nov 2006

Cybula apply its Signal Data Explorer technology to new industry areas.

Cybula has won a number of contracts and partnerships to develop its signal monitoring technology, SDE in new industry areas such as Rail and Oil and Gas.

Oct 2006

Cybula present at international Biometrics conference.

Cybula discusses the pros and cons of 3D face recognition at the worlds major Biometrics conference. Details here.

March 2006

Cybula apply AURA technology to searching for banned image content and for searching text feeds.

Cybula has undertaken a number of projects applying AURA to blocking banned images and for finding patterns in high data rate text feeds.

Feb 2006

John McAvoy joins Cybula as Business Development director.

John McAvoy Joins Cybula. John has a background in running large companies and joins as business development Director.

Jan 2006

Cybula wins a place in an EU project, EVAN.

Cybula wins funding from the European community to use its knowledge of 3D face recognition in training new Anthropologists in the EVAN project. The project lasts for 4 years and involves Cybula in training new researchers to use the AURA technology.

May 2005

Cybula in the local news - This is North East 

May 2005

Cybula support CCGrid.

Cybula support local industry push - IT and Digital Convention

Cybula in the news - Yorkshire Evening Press 16 May 2005

Jan 2005

Cybula FaceEnforce system  in the news - Yorkshire Post 24 March 2005 - copy of article

Jan 2005

Cybula delivers a Grid Enabled Parallel machine to Cardiff University. 

This machine will be used for Grid based research. The system, based on the Cortex II parallel processor is configured within two Sun V880, Grid enabled data store, and 10 PRESENCE II compute engines. The system is capable of searching complex data such as graphs, unstructured texts and signals and will be used for research in eScience.

Cybula wins major collaborative research contract, BROADEN,  with Rolls-Royce.

Cybula along with Rolls-Royce Aero Engines, Data Systems and Solutions, EDS, OxfordBiosignals, the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have won a 4M DTI project to develop Grid enabled Engine Diagnostic Systems based on the Grid and the Signal Data Explorer. This follows on from The DAME project which developed the basic technology. This project will maintain Cybulas lead in technology's for searching and analysing signal data on the Grid.

Oct 2004

Cybula sponsor CCGRID05 9-12 May 2005

One of the major cluster computing conferences. Set to coincide with Cybulas installation of the Cortex II machine at Cardiff University.


Oct 2004

Cybula and AC technologies launch FaceEnforce 3D face Biometric in the US.

On 17th November 2004 FaceEnforce is lunched as a part of AC technologies BioBex fusion Biometric system at the International Spy Museum Washington DC.  AC are Cybulas US and Canadian partners in the development of FaceEnforce.

July 2004

Cybula move to new Offices in the IT Centre, University of York Science Park.

March 2004

Cybula Launch PRESENCE II PCI card to support high performance data processing applications.

Oct 2003

Sun iForce Partner Programme.

Cybula become a member of Sun iForce partner programme as developers. This allows Cybula access to the the latest Sun technology within its development process.

July 2003

Cybula in the news.

Cybulas AURA technology is featured in Computer weekly..

May 2003

Cybula to develop the next generation of facial recognition systems

Cybula sign a development contract with AC technology, USA, to develop the next generation of facial recognition systems. Cybula's high performance hardware and advanced pattern recognition technology will allow a step change in the performance and robustness of facial recognition.

Cybula release details of their new PRESENCE  card.

Details of the new hardware for accelerating your applications can be found here.

Feb 2003

Cybula deliver the Grid based image analysis software for MRI imaging systems

In collaboration with the Hull Royal Infirmaries MRI Unit, Cybula develop a demonstration system for processing MRI images. The technology draws on Cybulas knowledge of Grid solutions to build a high performance solution to provide a scalable system for processing large volumes of MRI data.

Feb 2003

Cybula leading the way in Ubiquitous pattern recognition hardware

Cybula win contract with the University of York to develop the next generation of hardware for Ubiquitous systems. This 5M research contract is undertaken in association with ST microelectronics and will allow Cybula to develop highly integrated hardware versions of the AURA technology and to develop application demonstrations. For details see

Jan 2003

Cybula collaborate in the White Rose Computational Grid Launch Conference, Leeds UK, 29th Feb Thorpe Park. Cybula will be showing its Grid solutions.

Cybula lunch information on its up coming AURA powered 3D face recognition system.

Nov 2002

See Cybula at Comdex in Nov. -

We can be found at Booth 3234, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Centre where you can discuss the applications shown on this site.

Oct 2002

Cybula set up there R&D office at Genesis 6, University Science Park, University of York. Cybulas administrative offices remain at the Fimber address.

July 2002

Cybula runs AURA technical workshop of EDS and SchlumbergerSema.

Feb 2002

Cybula at CeBIT - Hall 11 stand B10.

Go to the CeBIT web site

York Discovery Week

See us at York Discovery Week, Guildhall, York 9-10 March 2001.

October 2001

Cybula wins BCS medal for AURA technology.

Cybula Ltd. and The University of York have won a British Computer Society medal for the AURA technology. The award is made in recognition of the novelty and potential given by the AURA technology in so many applications. Details of the award can be found here.

September 2001 

Major Research Collaboration News

Cybula Ltd and the University of York have won over 4.3 million pounds of collaborative research under two 3-year projects.


The DAME 3M project is a flagship e-Science project to build a distributed diagnostic system in collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc, Systems and Solutions, The Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Oxford and York. A major part of the project will extend the AURA pattern matching engines to operate over distributed networks, allowing multiple engines at different sites to operate as one large engine.


The FEDAURA project is funded by DTI and EPSRC in collaboration with the Benefits Agency, SEMA, EDS and Sun Microsystems in a 1.3M project supported by the DTIs management of information programme. The project will use Cybula's AURA technology to combat benefit fraud and the development of the technology for fraud applications.

These projects confirm Cybula's commitment to the future development of the AURA technology over the next three years and beyond.

20 August 2001

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