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Professor Paul Curzon addresses audience at the launch of AI:MMO.
‘The day was an exciting and challenging experience. We had the opportunity to learn so much through having great fun!’ IET Faraday Challenge Day student
Queen Mary University of London has been awarded approximately £3m to develop software defined materials, which will enable rapid development of future generation communication systems, intelligent technologies and infrastructures including the internet-of-things, security imaging systems and robotics.
540 students from 50 different London schools, 80 teachers and 300 tech volunteers gather at the Emirates Stadium for the annual TeenTech City event.
A team of science and engineering students from Queen Mary University of London will design a robotic wheelchair with a plan to compete in Cybathlon 2020 - a global competition for people with disabilities.
Teaching Computing Concepts
19 April 2018
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science academics in partnership with colleagues in Learning Development write a chapter for a new Bloomsbury Computer Science publication.
Congratulations to 2nd year students, Hassan Elmasry, Rashid Nkrumah, Jacob Sewell, Salim Alsalami, Saju Mohsin Abedin.
A delegation of staff and students from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) visited Queen Mary to meet with colleagues from the Joint Programme with BUPT (JP) and other QMUL staff in January-March this year.
Two supercomputers have been installed at Queen Mary University of London to support research into deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
Taster courses for Year 12 students - applications now open!
23 February 2018
Applications are again open for our popular taster courses, which we run each year in conjunction with the University of London.
Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge at QMUL
21 February 2018
Students from schools across London and Essex are taking part in an IET Faraday Challenge Day (FCD) at QMUL in March.
One of 25 regional heats of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, which see students involved in 'aviation missions', takes place at QMUL on the 21st February 2018.
We have been given a grant, in partnership with London College of Communication (part of the University of the Arts London (UAL)) of £158,354 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop a games design curriculum.
Nationwide institute to plug digital skills gap
25 January 2018
We are part of a £40 million initiative to create the next generation of digital specialists, announced today in a speech by the UK’s Prime Minister in Davos. Known as the Institute of Coding (IoC), Queen Mary will spearhead the theme of boosting equality and diversity in technology-related education and careers.
3… 2… 1… LEGO!
21 January 2018
We hosted the London (East) tournament of the First Lego League this month for the third year running, welcoming 15 school teams to take part in the competition.
QMUL to join The Alan Turing Institute
21 November 2017
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to join The Alan Turing Institute as a university partner.
The funding has been given by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ).
Students on the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Degree Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with Goldman Sachs, talk about their experiences a year on.
Royal visit highlights EECS collaborations in China
13 July 2017
HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, attended a ceremony to sign an agreement between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Hunan University (HNU) on 7 July, during a recent visit to the province.
An EECS researcher has secured a substantial grant of £2m to improve the hubs where independent internet networks can connect directly to one another.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free magazine ‘A Bit of cs4fn’, helping teachers teach computer science to primary school children.
Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have held digital music workshops in the Philippine capital Manila.
Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, of the Theoretical Computer Science Reserach group, has been awarded a Royal Society international Exchange to work with Reinhard Muskens in the Netherlands
New Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ) opens
16 May 2017
The Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ) was established to promote robotics research and teaching at the College level. The center is led by Professor Kaspar Althoefer (EECS + the School Engineering and Material Science).
To mark the occasion, the Centre for Advanced Robotics invites you to join the Open Robotics Day and ARQ inauguration on June 29th 2017.
A bug hunting tool co-developed by an EECS researcher, Dr Michael Tautschnig, has won a prestigious award.
The Cognitive Science research group have signed a license agreement with a company called IESO Digital Health Ltd. IESO Digital Health provides evidence-based mental health therapy online.
C4DM research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
31 March 2017
Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds.
A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.
EECS Students win the Cisco Switch Up competition 2017
21 March 2017
Many Congratulations to the overall winner of the Cisco Switch Up Competition, team Hard Air, a group of EECS Computer Science Students
Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity
15 March 2017
Scientists at EECS are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato.
QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017
9 March 2017
Dr Marcus Pearce and Samantha Duffy won the Inspire Award in the Public Engagement Category at the QMUL's Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 for their Steve Reich’s Clapping Music project
EECS partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships
20 February 2017
BBC joins the expanding number of organisations choosing to partner with EECS to provide degree apprenticeships, a national flagship scheme launched by the UK government that offers the opportunity of studying for a degree while training on the job.
EECS UG student Hamza Khan has been nominated for Best Placement Student at the National Undergraduate Employability awards 2017.
A Royal Handshake with Professor Yang Hao
31 January 2017
Professor Yang Hao was invited by the IET as one of the recipients of IET AF Harvey Research Prize to attend the official reopening of IET London: Savoy Place in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.
QMUL students win European virtual reality tech clash
6 January 2017
A group of QMUL students won a Europe-wide tech clash with their idea to create a collaborative virtual reality platform for education.
Music transformed by technology at QMUL’s Christmas Lecture
22 December 2016
Traditional instruments were transformed by computer science to create sounds previously impossible at the annual Children’s Christmas lecture at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of eight institutions to receive funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate how wearable devices like sensors and smart-watches can be used to improve our understanding and management of long-term medical conditions.
At this year’s ITMB North Event EECS’ students demonstrate their tech and business savviness for the third year in a row, winning 1st and 3rd place in the team competitions and 3 individual spot prices from Shell, Sky and SAS.
EECS’ Antennas Research Group forms part of “DISTRIBUTE” team winning European Union Horizon Prize for driving innovation in wireless networking.
One of the world’s first live concerts by self-taught silicon composers has shed an uncomfortably bright light on the nature of human creativity at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston, East London
The Lrn2Cre8 Project held its successful sold out Concert at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston yesterday evening.
QMUL is the first university in Europe to successfully install one of two Nvidia DGX-1 deep learning supercomputers.
Launched by Nvidia in 2016 as the world's first supercomputer specifically designed for deep learning and big data analysis (which have witnessed explosive development in the last five years) the DGX-1 delivers 170 teraflops [around 200 times more powerful than your desktop computer] of processing power in a single box.
Our new supercomputer(s) are part of a three year (2016-2019) joint industry-sponsored research project called DeepInsight ('the Deep Learning Research Project on Big Video Analysis').
Art and science collide in new EECS exhibition
20 September 2016
What do robots performing comedy, music boxes from China and a jelly pudding have in common? These are just three of the projects that were on display at the Intersections exhibit, which showcased work from the Media and Arts Technology CDT at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Queen Mary has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant of £385,510 that ultimately will lead to improved design and use of self-monitoring systems such as blood sugar monitors, home energy smart meters, and self-improvement mobile phone apps.
Do you realise what you are saying when you talk during a conversation?
EECS' Cognitive Scientist, Saul Albert, and a team of interaction scientists from the UK will be zooming in on conversations at New Scientist Live in London’s Excel Centre this week.
Coding programme for school students awarded £40K
5 September 2016
A new Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) programme which aims to inspire and get school students coding has been awarded £40,000 in funding.
Dr Rebecca Stewart will be delivering The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation at the British Science Festival in Swansea this September.
Research by Dr. Gareth Tyson, Dr. Hamed Haddadi and collaborators has been widely covered in the media, including by MIT Tech Review, Washington Post, Daily Mail, Business Insider, Elle, Repubblica and New York Magazine. The articles are based on a paper recently published at IEEE/ACM ASONAM on user activity in Tinder (July).
MIT Tech Review reports 'How Tinder “Feedback Loop” Forces Men and Women into Extreme Strategies'. The first study of swiping strategies on Tinder shows just how different male and female mating behavior can be.
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object’s surface.
EECS PhD student Timm Böttger was awarded the Brendan Murphy Memorial Young Researcher Prize at the 2016 Multi-Service Networks meeting in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Multi-Service Networks (MSN) is an annual meeting of network researchers. The Brendan Murphy Prize is given for the best presentation and is in memory of Brendan Murphy, an outstanding researcher and mountaineer known to many in the communications and distributed systems research community. Timm received the prize for his talk: A Glimpse at the Internet Ecosystem through the Lens of the large video streaming platform
Listeners can hear a difference between standard audio and better than CD quality, known as high resolution audio, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) could help consumers shop more efficiently.
A new era of innovation and discovery opened when the first UK Robotics Week June 25 - July 1 began.
Teams of school students from around the country competed in a robotics challenge involving space missions at an event hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.
Can computers do magic?
10 June 2016
Magicians could join composers and artists in finding new ideas for their performances by using computers to create new magic effects, according to computer scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
EECS in the Media: Dr Anne Hsu featured in CNN
8 June 2016
The mindful way to distract you from your cravings - Dr Anne Hsu featured in CNN
The desire for a particular food item can be powerful and has the ability to fully consume someone's thoughts until satisfied. But just as easily as the mind gets you into these situations, it can get you out – reports CNN. "One of the main reasons people overeat is due to food cravings," says Dr Anne Hsu. "It doesn't work to just tell people not to eat something," she says. "All behaviours come from underlying desires and changing the root cause of that behaviour could have more affect."
Full article can be read here »
Successful implementation of major projects requires careful management of uncertainty and risk. Yet, uncertainty is rarely effectively calculated when analysing project costs and benefits. In the case of major agricultural and other development projects in Africa this challenge is especially important.
Scan your doodles to find the perfect matching photo online
A computer program can scan your sketches and search for a photograph that looks just like them which is a step towards a search engine based on drawings, according to computer scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Personal data revolution takes first step
14 April 2016
A new way of managing personal information set to maximise people’s chances of privacy is being developed by computer scientists, led by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
QMUL awarded share of £1.7 million HEFCE grant to develop engineering and computer science conversion courses
Our ITMB students continue their winning streak, winning 1st prizes at the Tech Partnership Event
EECS Flagship Seminar Series launch event on February 24th will be delivered by the trailblazer Professor Ursula Martin, a woman who changed the face of computer science in the UK
EECS Programming Competition 2016: winners announced!
29 January 2016
The 2016 programming competition took place on Wednesday afternoon 27 January in the Informatics Teaching Laboratory. The competition was run by Dr Paulo Oliva, who has been the organiser of the event for the last 9 years, with the help of Claire Revell, Haris Krekelis and Nikos Tzevelekos.
The ‘degree apprenticeship programme’ will allow participants to complete an apprenticeship within Goldman Sachs’ technology division, whilst studying for a degree at QMUL.
EECS hosts Lego League tournament for London schools
25 January 2016
School kids from across London competed to solve the world’s ‘Trash’ problems as part of a First Lego League tournament hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.
Professor Gong receives IEEE Best Associate Editor Award
8 January 2016
Congratulations to Professor Shaogang Gong, who was awarded 2015 IEEE Best Associate Editor Award
Magic of Computer Science Christmas lecture 2015
17 December 2015
On 2nd December 2015, the Magic of Computer Science Christmas lecture hosted by the East London Network, given by Professor Paul Curzon of Queen Mary University of London was truly magical!
Inspiring the next tech generation @ TeenTech City 2015
7 December 2015
TeenTech City 2015 was overwhelmingly successful as 520 year 8 and 9 students buzzed with excitement and intrigue at this year’s event held at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park.
EECS success at the Tech Partnership North Event 2015
4 December 2015
Yet another success for our students at the Tech Partnership North Event 2015
The BBC documentary 'Climate change by numbers', co-presented by our very own Professor Norman Fenton has received two separate awards this month.
Antennas Professor Wins a prestigious IET international prize
25 November 2015
£300,000 research prize set to help transform satellite and mobile communications! Professor Yang Hao from Queen Mary University of London has today been announced as the winner of the £300,000 IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize. He was chosen from high-calibre candidates from across the world as a result of his outstanding contributions in the fields of microwave, antennas and electromagnetics.
Our Ping Pong Fight Club team announced!
23 November 2015
16 teams will face off for the ultimate ping pong challenge this Wed 25 Nov... and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) will be there...
EECS cleans up at QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards
18 November 2015
Members of The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science won a raft of awards this month at Queen Mary's Engagement and Enterprise Awards
Government praises our support for school computing teachers
16 September 2015
Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has written to QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, to thank him for the our contribution to the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computing Science supporting school teachers.
A study of nearly a million tweets from over 10,000 Twitter users has found that liberals swear more, conservatives are more likely to talk about religion, and liberals use more individual words like "me" while conservatives opt more for the group-oriented "us".
EECS professor takes up international chair role at Sorbonne, Paris
7 September 2015
Professor Pat Healey has been selected for the visiting professor role - international chair for ‘empirical foundations of linguistics’ - which will see him deliver a series of lectures based on the theme of miscommunication.
QMUL Microwave Pioneer to Receive Sir Frank Whittle Medal
25 August 2015
Internationally renowned British microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats CBE FREng FRS (Antennas Emeritus Professor and FOunder of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group at QMUL) is to receive one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, for his influential achievements spanning more than half a century.
Overall student satisfaction in Electronic and Electrical Engineering teaching in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has increased by 16% in the latest National Student Survey compared to 2014 to 82%.
The Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) team has won the Award for Best Solution by a Large Organisation at the Connect Ability Challenge event, a software development competition focusing on developing technology that can help improve the lives of people living with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The event was organised by AT&T and New York University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Themed Issue of Phil Trans A published online
3 August 2015
Themed issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A published, collected and edited by QUEST researchers from the Antennas Group at QMUL and colalborating institutes.
1st year student Balwinder Singh was chosen as one of only five students from UK universities to attend the event held in Amsterdam this month. And after three days of workshops and challenges, his team walked away as winners of the final challenge - to design a solution to reduce food waste.
EECS researchers have built the first computer program that can recognise hand-drawn sketches better than humans.
EECS students take top prize in London hackathon
2 July 2015
A start-up co-developed by EECS students that helps travellers use spare baggage capacity on flights for small charities won the 24-hour Sabre Destination Hack hackathon held in London at the weekend.
Services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to our researchers.
Media and Arts Technology (MAT) student Callum Goddard spent last summer working with The One-handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI) towards solving the difficulty of operating the trumpet tuning valves with only one hand.
Our Artist-in-Residence Di Mainstone has released a new online film which reveals the voice of the Clifton Suspension Bridge for the first time. Using specially created ‘bridge bows’ developed at Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio with engineers from Arup and students from the University of the West of England, Di’s team have harnessed the low frequency vibrations of the suspension rods, found a way to turn them into music and captured the event on film.
Our computer scientists have come together with evolutionary biologists to study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.
Mortimer the drumming robot, the brainchild of our PhD student Louis McCallum, made an appearance on UK national television this week - on the Gadget Show on Channel 5.
EECS student Soham Trivedi's app Candle Path was selected as a winner of the iDEA 2015 competition, winning £15,000 of funding to develop the idea further.
Second year PhD student Siying Wang fought off competition from a number of other students more advanced in their studies to have her paper selected as the best student paper for ‘Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing’.
Research showcase 2015
29 April 2015
Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) presented some their research to colleagues and visitors at the Mile End Campus.
Wearable technology suits you!
12 March 2015
QMUL School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science students made a splash at the Wearable Technology Show 2015 this week.
Professor Mark Sandler was awarded a Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society this month.
Queen Mary Professor Norman Fenton was one of four eminent statisticians to submit reports used in evidence to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in Ben Geen's appeal against his conviction.
New QMUL app uses Twitter comments to give real-time film reviews
20 February 2015
A new app, called Reel Reviews, which uses sophisticated computer analysis of comments from users on Twitter to give up-to-the-minute film ratings has been launched just in time for the Oscars.
Professor presents BBC Four documentary
20 February 2015
Queen Mary Professor Norman Fenton will be presenting a BBC Four documentary on 02 March 2015, exploring the science behind three key climate change statistics. In a special film for BBC Four, three mathematicians will explore three key statistics linked to climate change.
When the New Bus for London visited QMUL!
28 August 2014
QMUL hosted its third IET East London Network event on 28 August 2014. David Hampson-Ghani, the former project manager for the new Routemaster bus gave a fascinating talk about the project from the competition to design the new bus through the prototyping, including the consultation with user groups, building and testing to the introduction of the first routes. It included video footage of the grueling testing at Millbrook.
Double Best Paper Awards for Antennas Academic
14 August 2014
Dr Maged Elkashlan from the Antennas Group receives the best paper award at IEEE ICC 2014 in Sydney, Australia and at CHINACOM 2014 in Maoming, China
A book, "Co-operative and Energy Efficient Body Area and Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications, 1st Edition", has been published by Elsevier. The book is featured on the EDN Europe website and the article author stated ... "deal specifically with emerging opportunities and challenges in the healthcare sector, with novel applications enabled by low-power electronics and “Internet of Things” developments." It is based on research conducted in the Antennas Group and co-authored by current and past members of the group.
This years' NIME conference, which took place at Goldsmiths University, featured a one day hackathon centered around assistive interfaces narrowing down disabling barriers to musical and creative expression. The challenge was the following: "Design a musical device that can be easily configured/modified to make music making accessible to all, including musicians with a disability". A hack by Fiore Martin (based on the CCmI diagram editor) won the prize related to this challenge!
Antennas member selected for UK URSI Panel
19 June 2014
Dr Akram Alomainy will join the UK URSI Panel in September 2014 - See more at: http://antennas.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/news-events/news/#sthash.CNSu8UI9.dpuf
Miss Miss Nishtha Chopra, a PhD student in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group at the School of Electronic and Computer Engineering was one of the participants of 'Engineering Yes 2014' at which she received an award.
BAE collaboration with QUEST
19 June 2014
Combination of spatial transformations and composite materials generates interest - See more at: http://antennas.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/news-events/news/#sthash.ATIknuTN.dpuf
The awards ceremony for the second annual Prizes for Public Engagement and Enterprise was held on Thursday 15 May, to celebrate the excellent breadth of activity at Queen Mary. The prizes were presented to the winners by Professor Mike Curtis, Director of the Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) and Professor Peter McOwan, Vice-Principal for Public Engagement and Student Enterprise.
EECS’ Phd Student, Nela Brown is supporting a new campaign to inspire women and young girls to consider a career in IT. Nela, who began her career as a sound artist has written a blog post offering advice to young women which will feature in the month long campaign being run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Congratulations to Brecht De Man, C4DM PhD Student, who was recently elected Vice-Chair of the Audio Engineering Society's Student Delegate Assembly.
Professor Dino Distefano has today been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal for his contribution to society.
Gold Medals for Theory Research
17 April 2014
The EECS Theory Group had a strong presence at ETAPS
Reaching out to future engineers
14 April 2014
Year 8 students combined their design and technical skills at an EECS IET outreach day at Queen Mary.
Topby Harris, a PhD student form EECS won the overall prize in a national photo competition with an image of robot that can tailor its stand-up comedy routine in response to the audience’s reaction.
Call for Multimodal Grand Challenges 2014
19 March 2014
Dr Hatice Gunes is the chair of the ICMI Multimodal Grand Challenges, 12-16 November 2014.
Prof Andrea Cavallaro is one of the organisers of the Video Analytics for Audience Measurement in Retail and Digital Signage (VAAM) workshop in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2014.
First International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR 2013)
Digital music to feel impact of Big Data
27 February 2014
A new project that will use large music collections – so called Big Data – to support music research has been launched by Queen Mary University of London, City University London, University College London and the British Library.
New study reveals communications potential of graphene
25 February 2014
Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.
Fourfold rise in Actual Experience shares on first day of trading
24 February 2014
An EECS spinout company, which helps companies manage their digital supply chains, saw shares jump to more than four times their float price on its first day listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
EECS Programming Competition 2014: winners announced!
19 February 2014
This year’s programming competition took place on Wednesday 12 February in the ITL from 1pm to 5pm. The competition was run by Dr Paulo Oliva, who has been the organiser of the event for the last 7 years, with the help of Jules Hedges and Dmitrijs Milajevs.
Using robots to reach out to isolated people
19 February 2014
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in a major new project looking at how cutting-edge robotics can enable people to participate in public spaces, as a place to meet and share ideas without being there in person.
Expert Blog: Who is watching the watchers?
12 February 2014
We are being watched. Our movements and activity tracked. Our data is being traded behind the scenes, changing hands many times without our knowledge.
New programme to support computing teaching launched
3 February 2014
A new set of free workshops and resources to support those who teach computing in London will be debuted at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 3 February.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of its leading publications, Electronics Letters. Please check the following link for further information (http://www.theiet.org/resources/journals/eletters/index.cfm) Prof. Peter Clarricoats of the Antennas Group at QMUL is the founding editor of the publication and has served as an editor for the journal for over 40 years. Please check the following link (http://www.theiet.org/resources/journals/eletters/5001/50-years.cfm), where Prof Clarricoats and Sir Eric Ash talk about how the journal started and also the role it had in changing the field of electronic engineering.
Technology company, Actual Experience, which works with consumers and business to improve the experience of their IT, has achieved a double success, completing a £4m financing round with one of Europe's largest investment managers and winning another prestigious industry award for innovation.
Book chapter on UWB Diversity in Healthcare
3 November 2013
Our book chapter on "Antenna Diversity Techniques for Enhanced Ultra-Wideband Body-Centric Wireless Networks in Healthcare" by Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy and Yang Hao from Antennas at QMUL to appear in 'Ultra-Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications' to be published by Springer in early 2014
During the secondment, which is planned for April to November 2014, Dr Alomainy will work on improving and creating new techniques to develop traceable and cost-effective measurement solutions for characterising the performance of wireless body-worn devices to aid development of on-body antenna systems. In addition, an essential aim of the secondment is to develop a set of resources used in teaching and student’s project placements of advanced experimental techniques used in assessing wearable radio devices performance in general communication electronics and hence feed into state-of-the-art teaching and learning in QMUL.
The Antennas Group (Dr Akram Alomainy) to work with The Blizard Institute (Prof. Mike Philpott) on theoretical and practical aspects of nano-communication for future healthcare with funding from QMUL Institute of Bioengineering to support a PhD student for 3 years.
Dr Rostyslav Dubrovka and Dr Robert Donnan were successful in securing around £0.5m from EPSRC to work on 'Active Quasi-Optics for High-Power THz'. The work is in collaboration and support of Physics at QMUL, NPL, Cobham and TeraView for 36 months.
Prof Norman Fenton has been awarded one of the highly sought after European Research Council Advanced Grants, which attracted 2048 Professorial level applicants from all over Europe. His project (which is being funded to the value €1.5 million) is called "Effective Bayesian Modelling with Knowledge before Data (short title "BAYES-KNOWLEDGE") .
Dr Akram Alomainy of the Antennas Group is interviewed by Faculti Media on our latest research regarding reconfigurable antennas for Cognitive Radio applications. http://facultimedia.com/polarization-reconfigurable-ultra-wideband-antenna-for-cognitive-radio-applications/
The Antennas group (Dr Akram Alomainy) co-organised an exciting event on Motion research, education and industrial applications at QMUL. Attendance was great and the day was very interactive and resulted in many collaborations and potentially a new degree programme in the making.
Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London is ranked in the top ten, with an overall student satisfaction rate of 93 per cent, according to the latest results of a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates.
Comedy Lab: Human vs. Robot A Hack the Barbican activity
9 August 2013
The Antennas Group at QMUL had strong presence in Digital Shoreditch 2013 in the summer with special mentions and talks; Dr Akram Alomainy presented at Digital Shoreditch 2013 'Start me up' about turning science fiction to reality including invisibility and Antennas excellent high quality measurement lab had a mention at Digital Shoreditch 2013 as great places for supporting and starting up creative industries.
Beijing EECS students come to London
30 July 2013
Students from the Joint Programme (JP) between QM and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) are visiting London this summer
Antennas & EM for Telerobotics Research
25 July 2013
Dr Akram Alomainy from the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group has teamed up with the Shadow Robot Company to secure funding from the Technology Strategy Board, working on using radio systems and signals for Technologies to Control Advance Telerobotics.
Are you more impulsive than a fish?
24 July 2013
Fishy interactive installation that allows users to measure their own degree of impulsivity.
Facebook buys EECS’ Professor’s startup
22 July 2013
Facebook buys EECS' Professor's startup
Congratulations to EECS Class of 2013
19 July 2013
EECS staff and students would like to congratulate all new graduates as they received their degree certificates at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Graduation Ceremony on Thursday July 18th.
The Universal Heartbeat: EECS Art Project
17 July 2013
Stop-motion animation of a heartbeat in an installation created by Fabrizio Smeraldi of the Risk and Information Group and visual artist Beata Maria Rzepecka
EECS research on Collaborative Cross-Modal Interfaces (CCmI) features in this year’s Parliamentary Report on R&D in Assistive Technology.
TouchKeys:multi-touch sensing keyboard
15 July 2013
A new keyboard overlay developed by Andrew McPherson from C4DM allows performers to bend pitch, create vibrato and experiment with a range of musical techniques not associated with standard keyboards.
EECS Student Prizes
15 July 2013
Congratulations to all our prize-winning students, taking computer science, electronic engineering degrees in London or on our Joint Programme in Beijing:
Marcus Pearce, EECS lecturer in Sound and Music Processing, is looking for volunteers to rate music.
EECS' PhD student Ben Bengler was awarded the first honourable mention for Best Contribution to Creative Communication 2013 at the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2013, Sydney, Australia.
Queen Mary’s Beijing students graduate
28 June 2013
Over 450 undergraduates on a pioneering joint programme run by the College with China’s best telecommunications-specialist university received their dual degrees in Beijing.
The latest album by "These New Puritans" features the Magnetic Resonator Piano developed by Andrew McPherson from the Centre for Digital Music
Students at Queen Mary, University of London have the chance to solve problems in healthcare and win £1,000 by using their creative ideas and entrepreneurial skills in a new technology competition!
Nick Bryan-Kinns and two of his PhD students, Ben Bengler and Dave Meckin, have been invited to exhibit their work on interactive sound at the “Design Can Change!” exhibition in Shenzhen, China.
Nick Bryan-Kinns, Senior Lecturer in EECS, has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment to work with Togeva to develop lightweight methods and tools to evaluate mobile and social user interfaces.
Ammar Lilamwala's PhD work, in the EECS Networks Research Group, has received project funding to investigate potential commercial impact
Over 100 alumni gathered at Queen Mary, University of London on Saturday 13 April to mark 125 years of electronic and electrical engineering at the College.
2013 EECS Research Open Day Poster Competition Winners
15 April 2013
Congratulations go to all the PhD students who won prizes for their posters at the EECS Research Open Day
Eliane Bodanese from the EECS Networks Group is leading "Using Wireless Networks to Support First Responders and Resilience in Upland Areas" one of two pilot projects selected for funding by IT as a Utility Network+
EECS research contributing to online security
29 March 2013
Researchers from EECS will contribute to the second UK Cyber Research Institute, which focuses on investigating new ways of automatically analysing computer software to reduce its vulnerability to cyber threats.
Student Design and Build Winners Announced
22 March 2013
Congratulations, and a Raspberry PI each, to the students in group 15 for winning the Electronics Engineering 2nd year Design and Build Project, sponsored by the IET and Rapid Electronics
Innovative keyboard backed by C4DM research wins award
21 March 2013
The ROLI Seaboard GRAND, a new keyboard instrument and digital controller, was named winner of the 2013 SXSW Music Accelerator competition in Austin, Texas. The Seaboard GRAND was developed from research undertaken by Dr Andrew Robertson and supported by Dr Andrew McPherson, from the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM).
Queen Mary Student Teaching Awards won by EECS Staff
21 March 2013
Congratulations to Richard Kelly who won the QMSU Support Staff Member of the Year Award and Andrew McPherson who won the Postgraduate Teaching Award
EECS Theory Group at ETAPS
14 March 2013
Five EECS papers at prestigious computer science conference
Arts & Technology Talks
13 March 2013
EECS/MAT is launching a series of talks by invited artists who are engaged in technology. The series starts with talks by Alicia Eggert (14 March) and Natalie Jeremijenko (27 March). Details of future talks will be posted on the events pages
Iron Maiden Rockstar plays the EECS Arduinator
18 January 2013
Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of legendary heavy metal group Iron Maiden, became the first rock star to play the EECS Arduinator
EECS Undergraduates: IBM Business Challenge Semi-Finalists
29 November 2012
A team of EECS undergraduates has progressed to the semi-finals of the very competitive IBM University Business Challenge. In this competition students work as a board of directors in a series of simulated companies, making business decisions that affect company performance. The competition is very realistic so has given these students an opportunity to put their knowledge into practice. We wish the team – Edward Gilbert, Manetou Gueye, Xenia Lahodynsky, Fan Wang and Simon Wycliffe – all the best for the live semi-finals early in 2013, with thanks to Dr Paolo Oliva from EECS for supporting students every year in this challenge.
EECS spin-out wins IET Innovation Prize
29 November 2012
Actual Experience Ltd, co-founded by Professor Jonathan Pitts from the EECS Networks Group, won the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 2012 Information Technology Award. Actual Experience quantifies the human experience of using Internet applications and services. This EECS spin-out is the first company in the world that can automatically create an IT Supply Chain view based on user experience and zoom in, pin point, and help solve IT problems that impacts on staff productivity.
Prof. Yang Hao elected as fellow of the IEEE
27 November 2012
Prof. Yang Hao from the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group in EECS has been elected as fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) as part of the newly elevated members in 2013. This election is quite competitive and he was awarded in recognition of his contribution to Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications.
The second edition of the highly cited book on Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications is now available. The book is edited by Prof. Peter S Hall from University of Birmingham and also Prof. Yang Hao from the Antennas Research Group at QMUL. The second edition also includes contribution chapters by researchers in the Antennas Group including Dr Akram Alomainy.
INVISIBILITY CLOAK TO BE UNVEILED WITH NEW RESEARCH
25 October 2012
Becoming invisible with the swish of a cloak as in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels could soon be a reality with a £4.5m research project led by Queen Mary, University of London.
A group of researchers in the antennas group at QMUL, including Prof. Parini, Prof. Chen and Prof. Collins have published a book on "Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems".
Best PhD in Computer Vision
11 September 2012
The Sullivan prize for the top UK doctoral thesis in Computer Vision awarded to Marco Palaini, supervised by Lourdes Agapito.
Record producer awarded Honorary Degree by EECS
12 August 2012
Record producer and musician Mr Martyn Ware was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science on Wednesday 18 July by Professor Mark Sandler, Head of EECS
CMMR 2012 @ EECS featured on BBC
12 August 2012
The CMMR symposium hosted by C4DM will feature in a BBC1 documentary on music and emotions, later this year. The BBC filmed the keynote “Hearing with our hearts: psychological perspectives on music and emotions” and musicologists attending the symposium, as part of the BBC’s “Imagine” series.
10 August 2012
Scientists at EECS have launch fun new smartphone app that lets users interact with and control their own emotional pet robot, using ideas taken from a recent European robotics research project called LIREC.
Queen Mary, University of London has become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from Wednesday 1 August 2012.
A Computer Science student from Queen Mary, University of London has received a £5,000 prize for his work in developing a smartphone app for leading property website, Rightmove.
LIREC - Social Robots of the Future Debate
12 March 2012
The FP7 LIREC project, coordinated at EECS by Peter McOwan is coming to end and we are throwing a party in London on June 26th from 19.00pm to 22.30pm to reflect on how we might live with robots or digital companions.