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EECS Student Publishes MSc Dissertation in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI)
22 February 2024
EECS MSc student, Subramaniam Subramanian Murugesan, has published his MSc dissertation in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (Q1 Journal with IF: 7.7).
Dr. Yuanwei Liu named Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA)
6 February 2024
This January, Dr. Yuanwei Liu, Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, was named as an AAIA Fellow
Ignite your AI passion: a new summer research intensive placement supported by Google DeepMind Research Ready funding stream
22 January 2024
Queen Mary University of London is thrilled to announce the launch of the Research Ready Programme, a transformative initiative designed to empower the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) talent. This intensive 6-week summer programme, running from June 17th to July 26th, 2024, will equip 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students from underrepresented groups with the fundamental skills and knowledge to thrive in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science. Applications open January 22nd, 2024.
A new study from EECS academics unveils the link between musical preferences and our inner moral compass
8 December 2023
A new study, published in PLOS ONE, has uncovered a remarkable connection between individuals' musical preferences and their moral values, shedding new light on the profound influence that music can have on our moral compass.
EECS researchers among world's most highly cited researchers
7 December 2023
Researchers from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London have been recognised for ranking in the top 1% by citations in their field for 2023.
Early detection of cardiac disease can be achieved by the integration of AI, IoT, and Cloud computing
29 November 2023
Using Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Cloud Computing technologies, a team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London’s doctoral student Muhammed Golec, and his supervisors Professor Steve Uhlig and Dr. Sukhpal Singh Gill, were able to detect heart disease at an early stage.
Ri CHRISTMAS LECTURES to be livestreamed from the Queen Mary, University of London campus
10 November 2023
The world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES are coming to Tower Hamlets in December, when Queen Mary University of London streams the live filming, direct from the Royal Institution (Ri) theatre in London.
EECS PhD students win at the MIDI Innovation Awards
5 October 2023
Congratulations to two EECS PhD students, Andrea Martelloni and Max Graf, who have both won MIDI Innovation Awards 2023 in the hardware prototype and software prototype categories, respectively.
EECS student awarded PhD scholarship from Google
21 September 2023
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science postgraduate student, Gabryel Mason-Williams, was the recipient of a Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarship
EECS student honoured at this year’s Student Social Mobility Awards for achievements in Technology
20 July 2023
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science student Batul Chehab was selected from hundreds of students in the nation-wide Student Social Mobility Awards
C4DM 20th anniversary celebrations
11 July 2023
The Centre for Digital Music celebrates its 20th year
EECS teaching staff recognised at the QMSU Education Awards
12 May 2023
EECS academics win Faculty of Science and Engineering awards
16 December 2022
Professor Arumugam Nallanathan named one of the world’s most influential researchers
8 December 2022
Congratulations to Professor Arumugam Nallanathan, founding head of the Communication Systems Research (CSR) Group and Professor of Wireless Communications in EECS, who has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list from Clarivate.
EECS research group part of a consortium awarded £7m to work on future science and technology for the electromagnetic environment
5 December 2022
The Antennas & Electromagnetics Research Group, led by Dr Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary University of London’s Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, is part of a consortium that has recently secured £7m in funding from the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Remembering Professor Laurie Cuthbert
2 December 2022
EECS academic awarded £65,000 to train future power electronics engineers
11 November 2022
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science confirmed as a centre of research excellence in REF 2021
12 May 2022
The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has excelled in today’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), further solidifying the School’s status as a centre of national and international excellence in research.
EECS academic awarded funding to become an ICT public engagement champion
19 April 2022
EECS academic Professor Paul Curzon has been awarded £162,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to boost public engagement with ICT.
EECS PhD Student Working with BBC to Segment Media Content Using Artificial Intelligence
7 April 2022
Iacopo Ghinassi, a PhD student in EECS, is working on a project with BBC Research and Development to automatically segment media content using Artificial Intelligence.
EECS academic wins major funding for European ‘rising stars’
17 March 2022
A Queen Mary academic has risen to the top of thousands of proposals to win a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant worth €2m as part of the EU’s new R&I programme Horizon Europe.
EECS Academics Explore how COVID-19 has Changed Computer Science Education
13 January 2022
EECS and Queen Mary Academy Academics discuss how the global pandemic has forced lecturers and academics to transform how computer science is taught.
Dr Usman Naeem awarded an Education Excellence Award
19 December 2021
Congratulations to Dr Usman Naeem, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in EECS who has been awarded an Education Excellence Award by Queen Mary University of London.
EECS Computing courses named the best in the country for social mobility
24 November 2021
Queen Mary University of London has been ranked as the country's top university for social mobility according to a new report, which also named EECS Computing courses as the best in the country.
EECS researcher wins over £1million of funding for research project
23 November 2021
Congratulations to Massimo Poesio, Professor of Computational Linguistics, who has been awarded £1,016,382 through an EPSRC grant for a new project, entitled ‘Annotating Reference and Coreference in Dialogue Using Conversational Agents in Games’.
Dr Yuanwei Liu named one of the world’s most influential researchers
17 November 2021
Congratulations to Dr Yuanwei Liu, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor from EECS, who has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate.
Dilani Selvanthan nominated as a 2021 IET Young Women Engineer finalist
10 November 2021
Congratulations to one of our former students, Dilani Selvanathan who has been nominated as a 2021 Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the Year finalist from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
A novel robotic interface for walking in virtual reality developed at Queen Mary University
9 November 2021
Researchers from the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary have developed a novel human-machine interface for walking in Virtual Reality (VR). Their paper describing their system by PhD candidate, Mr Ata Otaran and Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov (Senior Lecturer, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science) was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions of Visualization and Computer Graphics.
EECS academics awarded Turing Fellowships
4 October 2021
16 academics from EECS have been awarded prestigious Turing Fellowships, awarded by the Alan Turing Institute.
EECS appoints new Director of Wellbeing
20 September 2021
The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are proud to announce a new role to their management structure, with the appointment of Mahesha Samaratunga as Director of Wellbeing.
Studying the Effects of Air Pollution on People’s Daily Lives
20 September 2021
By using an Internet of Behaviours model, a new study finds quantitative impacts of how air pollution affects people’s activities of daily living (ADL)
Enterprising success for EECS students
15 July 2021
Five students from EECS have been awarded equity-free funding from Queen Mary University for their business ideas.
Mazharia Rahman recognised for her important work in research and innovation
28 June 2021
Congratulations to Mazharia Rahman, Finance Assistant in the School of EECS who has been named one of the 101 Jobs That Change the World by UK Research and Innovation.
Queen Mary University of London host annual FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament
28 June 2021
On Thursday, 24 June 2021 Queen Mary University of London hosted the annual tournament for London (East).
New analysis shows big boost in numbers of women enrolling on AI and data science courses
18 June 2021
New findings from an external evaluation of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science postgraduate conversion courses funded by the Office for Students (OfS) shows a high proportion of enrolments from women, black and disabled students.
Queen Mary students learn how to design, prototype and programme robots at home
17 June 2021
Despite COVID-19 restrictions students on the robotics programme at QMUL taught by the School of Engineering and Materials Science, and by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science were still able to successfully learn how to design, prototype and programme robots.
Institute of Coding launches third year of the Industrial Masters programme for Artificial Intelligence
14 June 2021
Queen Mary's involvement with the programme to continue in 2021-2022
New free issue of CS4FN magazine available for schools
1 June 2021
The latest issue of CS4FN, the EECS department's free computing magazine for secondary schools, is back from the printers and heading out to our subscribers in the UK, landing in schools in the next few days
Quantifying COVID-19 Enforced Global Changes in Atmospheric Pollutants using Cloud Computing based Remote Sensing
27 May 2021
New research illustrates the improvement in global air quality due to the reduction in human activities during the pandemic.
Queen Mary researchers awarded at world-leading ACM Computer-Human Interaction Conference
27 May 2021
A group of researchers from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of Queen Mary University of London have been awarded an Honourable Mention for their paper.
Researchers use AI to reveal hidden properties of materials
24 May 2021
Scientists from Queen Mary’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science have used an AI Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach to ‘fingerprint’ existing materials and use this information to discover new ones.
Scholarships with QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company, are available for postgraduate students at Queen Mary. Applications are open!
17 May 2021
As part of a joint initiative with the Office of AI, QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company, is offering to sponsor up to five students to study a Masters in Artificial Intelligence or a related field.
Introducing HealthFog, a Smart Healthcare System for the Automatic Diagnosis of Heart Diseases
6 May 2021
HealthFog: An Ensemble Deep Learning based Smart Healthcare System for Automatic Diagnosis of Heart Diseases in Integrated Internet of Things (IOT) and Fog Computing Environments
EECS student nominated for a TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Award
5 May 2021
Students compete in annual EECS Computer Programming Competition
29 April 2021
The winners of the annual EECS Programming Competition were announced on Saturday, 24th April, with over 50 participants taking part in the event.
EECS researcher awarded fellowship to develop a new generation of digital musical instruments
13 April 2021
Dr Andrew McPherson has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering to improve the richness and nuance of digital musical instruments.
Students compete to design game AI agents in annual hack
1 March 2021
The 5th Design and Build Hack Week saw over 20 students compete to design and program a game AI agent.
EECS Student Publishes MSc Dissertation in IEEE Internet of Things Journal
25 January 2021
EECS MSc student, Yyi Kai Teoh, has published his MSc dissertation in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (Q1 Journal with IF: 9.936).
DeepMind Scholarships announced for Queen Mary postgraduate students
20 January 2021
Leading British artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind has renewed for a third year its support for under-represented students pursuing postgraduate studies at Queen Mary University of London.
EECS Student Publishes MSc Dissertation in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
16 December 2020
EECS MSc student, Muhammed Golec, has published his MSc dissertation in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (Q1 Journal with IF: 4.016).
Electronics Lab Manager wins the Excellence in Teaching Innovation in the Education Excellence Awards 2020
14 December 2020
Ho Huen, EECS Electronics Lab Manager, has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award for his re-development of the Electronics Lab for safe use during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
EECS Students place first at the recent ITMB Autumn Challenge 2020 organized by Tech Partnership degrees and sponsored by TechUK.
3 December 2020
A group of students from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer science studying BSc Computer Science with Management (ITMB), have placed first at the recent ITMB Autumn Challenge 2020 organized by Tech Partnership degrees and sponsored by TechUK
Analysis shows new postgraduate courses are increasing diversity in AI and data science
30 November 2020
Admissions data from the UK Office for Students (OfS) shows a diverse range of students have enrolled on to new artificial intelligence (AI) and data science postgraduate conversion courses funded by the government body.
Building blocks of life can form long before stars
17 November 2020
An international team of scientists including Dr Sergio Ioppolo in School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science have shown that glycine, the simplest amino acid and an important building block of life, can form under the harsh conditions that govern chemistry in space
EECS professor recognised as world-leading engineer by the Institute of Engineering and Technology
17 November 2020
Professor Sean Gong, Professor of Visual Computation at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, was recently awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2020 Achievement Medal for Vision Engineering.
Researchers in the School of EECS and other Schools at Queen Mary partner with healthtech startup Living With to help Rheumatoid Arthritis patients
16 November 2020
Working with innovative healthtech startup Living With, researchers from Queen Mary University of London are launching a new project that could revolutionize the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and save the NHS millions every year.
Nudges fail more often than is reported, experts warn
30 October 2020
Research led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that despite the widespread use of behavioural interventions across society, failed interventions are surprisingly common.
Queen Mary academics explore the use of interactive technology and participatory performing arts for stroke survivors
19 August 2020
Academics from the Cognitive Science Research Group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science have worked with the Department of Drama to develop interactive technology for stroke survivors.
EECS PhD Student placed first in the IEEE ICME 3-minute Thesis Competition
6 August 2020
Syed Khurram Mahmud, PhD student in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, placed first at the IEEE International Conference for Multimedia and Exco, 2020.
Queen Mary Computer Scientists contribute their expertise to new handbook about Teaching Introductory Programming
31 July 2020
Two Computer Scientists from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science were asked to contribute chapters to a new A to Z practical guide for School Teachers.
Tata Consultancy Services launches new bursary scheme to support the next generation of computer scientists at Queen Mary
31 July 2020
Leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has made a generous gift in support of undergraduate students of Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.
Queen Mary University of London Academic elected as President-Elect of the Audio Engineering Society.
30 July 2020
Joshua Reiss, Professor in Audio Engineering at Queen Mary University of London, has been elected as President-Elect of the Audio Engineering Society.
EECS Academic awarded funding for new research project into the development of adaptable and efficient wearable antenna
8 July 2020
Dr Akram Alomainy, Reader in Antennas and Applied EM at the Antennas & EM research Group in EECS and Postgraduate Senior Tutor, has recently been awarded £55,000 of funding by Huawei Sweden. He will also be working with Dr Oammer H Abbasi (University of Glasgow) on some aspects of the project.
Centre for Advanced Robotics awarded funding to develop novel safe assistive robots for industry
6 July 2020
Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov, Lecturer in Robotics at Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded £466,000 in funding by the EPSRC for a new three year project: Automatic Posture and Balance Support for Supernumerary Robotic Limbs. This project aims to develop unique techniques to address the ergonomics and safety of supernumerary robotic limbs.
New research reveals privacy risks of Home Security Cameras
6 July 2020
An international study, undertaken by Dr Gareth Tyson, Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and the Chinese Academy of Science, has used data from a major home Internet Protocol (IP) security camera provider to evaluate potential privacy risks for users.
Scholarships for under-represented students in Data Science and AI at Queen Mary University of London in September
25 June 2020
Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding from the UK Office for Students (OfS) as part of an Institute of Coding (IoC) consortium bid to establish scholarships for under-represented students and to develop a new postgraduate conversion course in data science and AI technologies.
Coronavirus: Queen Mary study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated
25 June 2020
Queen Mary researchers Professor Norman Fenton, Professor Martin Neil and Dr Scott Mclachlan from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Dr Magda Osman, from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation on over-confidence in the reporting of Covid-19 statistics.
Further DeepMind Scholarships to encourage more women and BAME students in AI at Queen Mary
25 June 2020
Leading British artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind has renewed its support for under-represented students pursuing postgraduate studies in AI at the Institute of Coding (IoC) at Queen Mary, University of London, following the success of its inaugural scholarships for female students in 2019.
International Women in Engineering Day 2020 - Dr Tijana Timotijevic
23 June 2020
In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day, 23 June 2020, we spoke to Dr Tijana Timotijevic, Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, about her career and experiences working in the engineering field.
NHS Test and Trace: is the UK equipped to keep the coronavirus in check?
29 May 2020
Dr Scott McLachlan, Postdoctoral Researcher with the Risk and Information Management Research Group at Queen Mary University of London, speaks to The Telegraph about the new NHS Test and Trace programme.
Dr Andrew McPherson discusses his new series of YouTube lectures: C++ Real-Time Audio Programming with Bela
28 May 2020
We spoke to Dr Andrew McPherson about his new series of free YouTube lectures: C++ Real-Time Audio Programming with Bela.
Professor Arumugam Nallanathan awarded Honorable Mention in AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars
26 May 2020
Queen Mary University of London partner in Coventry University-led consortium awarded £3.7m for new AI and data science courses
30 April 2020
An Institute of Coding (IoC) consortium including Queen Mary University of London and led by Coventry University has been awarded £3.7m in funding from the Office for Students to develop a suite of postgraduate conversion courses in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. The primary goal of the new conversion courses is to respond to the shortage of data science and AI specialists in the UK.
EECS Professor awarded funding for new multi-disciplinary research project: CHAI Cyber Hygiene in AI enabled domestic life
14 April 2020
Pasquale Malacaria, Professor of Computer Science at Queen Mary School of EECS, has been awarded funding by the EPSRC for a multi-disciplinary research project: CHAI Cyber Hygiene in Artificial Intelligence Enabled Domestic Life. This project will identify and address the challenges that are created by AI-enabled domestic environments.
Coronavirus lockdown gives a boost to citizen science projects
10 April 2020
Participation in citizen science projects has surged in recent weeks as people stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Engineers at Queen Mary 3D-print protective equipment for COVID-19 NHS workers
8 April 2020
The Queen Mary University of London community, including researchers, engineers, clinicians and support staff, have stepped in to assist the NHS with urgent requirements of personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat the outbreak of COVID-19.
Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing
2 April 2020
Professor Norman Fenton, Professor of Computer Science, Professor Martin Neil, Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, and Dr Scott Mclachlan, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, with the School of EECS, along with Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology, with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the flaws in comparing countries on coronavirus.
Newly awarded Wellcome Trust-funded PhD Programme open for applications
6 February 2020
We are excited to announce that the newly awarded Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Health Data in Practice’ PhD Programme is now open for applications.
Queen Mary University of London hosted IET FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament
28 January 2020
Queen Mary University of London hosted an IET FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament on 25th January 2020. The tournament is the culmination of weeks of preparation, where students have worked in teams to design, build and programme a robot, and create an innovative solution to a real-world problem.
Professor wins education award for project to make computer science fun
24 January 2020
Professor Paul Curzon, professor of computer science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London has received the 2020 IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award for outstanding contributions to the rebirth of computer science as a school subject.
New DeepMind scholarships launch at Queen Mary to encourage more women in AI
24 October 2019
Leading British artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind has made a generous gift in support of female graduate students studying AI at Queen Mary, University of London.
IOT2US lab wins 3rd place in the world-famous IPIN Competition
14 October 2019
IoT2US Lab was awarded 3rd place for their Smartphone-based Activity Recognition and Multi-sensor Fusion based Indoor Positioning System.
How can AI help European journalists write news in local languages?
26 September 2019
EECS researchers are using AI techniques to make it easier for journalists to write news, and for people to access it, in lesser-known European languages.
Summer school teaches cloud computing to Chinese students
22 July 2019
Queen Mary University of London has launched its inaugural Summer School, which will see 65 students from Beijing learn cloud computing from university experts over two weeks.
Queen Mary student wins award at Athena 2019
17 April 2019
Queen Mary medical student, Anoushka Sharp, awarded Sparta Global’s ‘best pitch’ prize at Athena 2019, an all-female Hackathon that took place on 13-14 April at Queen Mary.
Championing women in tech at Queen Mary University of London
8 March 2019
On International Women’s Day, Queen Mary is proud to announce a new event that is set to champion, encourage and inspire women to bring their skills to the technology sector.
Queen Mary, University of London celebrates 1st birthday with The Institute of Coding
25 January 2019
Queen Mary, University of London is celebrating its partnership with the Institute of Coding (IoC). In just 12 months, IoC partners have successfully signed-up over 5,000 people onto its leading tech courses at universities across the country.
Queen Mary University of London ranked amongst global elite universities in Computer Science and Engineering and Technology.
30 November 2018
QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) has risen in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2019.
Success for Queen Mary students at Abbey Road's Hackathon
28 November 2018
Success at UniCode 2018 for School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science student
28 November 2018
Computer Science student beats students from across the UK to win £1,500 in prize money
Music’s changing fast: FAST is changing music
27 November 2018
Showcasing the culmination of five years of digital music research, the FAST IMPACt project (Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption), led by Queen Mary University of London, hosted an invite-only industry day at Abbey Road Studios.
Funding awarded to explore digital platform use in the creative industries in China and the UK
7 November 2018
The project aims to help grow and sustain craft businesses, directly benefitting people working in the sector
Understanding of forensic science is poor in UK criminal justice system
29 October 2018
The level of understanding of forensic science among lawyers, judges, and juries is poor, according to evidence submitted to parliament by a group of researchers from Queen Mary University of London.
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science awarded funding to develop a software defect detection tool with Microsoft, Sky, Bloomberg and TESM
24 October 2018
Research into automating software engineering anticipated to have a major impact on the IT industry and beyond.
Clapping Music app reveals that changing rhythm isn’t so easy
21 October 2018
Scientists from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science have developed an app to understand why some rhythms are more difficult to perform than others.
Next generation of antenna research secured with £1.2m grant
5 October 2018
Queen Mary University of London has secured funding of £1.2m to research the next generation of antennas required for mobile communications.
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science wins Innovate UK grant for Nissan project
12 July 2018
Grant to be used to develop and improve the safety and lifetime of Nissan electric car batteries
Best Paper Award received at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2018 Spring Conference
10 July 2018
Professor Nallanathan’s work on NOMA chosen out of 500 papers for the award.
Students inspired to consider careers in technology thanks to IT Counts
29 June 2018
Two schools visit The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science to participate in IT Counts
National award nomination for First LEGO League regional winners
28 June 2018
Water Watchers praised for water-saving invention.
New AI initiative for school students from Code for Life and Ocado Technology.
23 May 2018
Professor Paul Curzon addresses audience at the launch of AI:MMO.
Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge at Queen Mary, University of London.
17 May 2018
‘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 awarded £3m to develop software defined materials
14 May 2018
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.
Showing London a vision of the future at TeenTech City
10 May 2018
540 students from 50 different London schools, 80 teachers and 300 tech volunteers gather at the Emirates Stadium for the annual TeenTech City event.
Queen Mary student team to build robotic wheelchair for Cybathlon 2020
3 May 2018
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.
Chinese translation of the Power of Computational Thinking
18 April 2018
‘Exceptional and far-sighted’ Teaching London Computing named in the #EDTECH50.
29 March 2018
Electronic Engineering competition for 2nd year students - winners announced!
22 March 2018
Congratulations to 2nd year students, Hassan Elmasry, Rashid Nkrumah, Jacob Sewell, Salim Alsalami, Saju Mohsin Abedin.
Winter Visits to QMUL from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)
21 March 2018
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.
Queen Mary invests in cutting-edge artificial intelligence computers
9 March 2018
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.
120 school children to descend on QMUL for Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge
14 February 2018
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.
Queen Mary and UAL receive grant to co-develop new curriculum model for games design
7 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.
ARQ awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
16 November 2017
The funding has been given by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ).
Coding, computer languages and working life: QMUL students reflect on their Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Goldman Sachs
22 August 2017
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.
EECS researcher wins £2m grant to improve internet management
10 July 2017
An EECS researcher has secured a substantial grant of £2m to improve the hubs where independent internet networks can connect directly to one another.
QMUL launches new computing magazine for primary school children
22 June 2017
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.
EECS academics hold E-textiles and ‘Machine folk’ music workshops in Manila
23 May 2017
Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have held digital music workshops in the Philippine capital Manila.
Royal Society International Exchange Awards 2017
19 May 2017
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.
EECS bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition
9 May 2017
A bug hunting tool co-developed by an EECS researcher, Dr Michael Tautschnig, has won a prestigious award.
Cognitive Science Research Group Industrial Collaboration help ease Anxiety and Depression
1 May 2017
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.
QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution
22 March 2017
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 Student nominated for a National Undergraduate Employability award
16 February 2017
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).
£2m funding award to QMUL will boost monitoring of chronic medical conditions
9 December 2016
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.
The winning streak continues for our students at the Tech Partnership North Event 2016
25 November 2016
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.
How do we stop the airways running out of space for wireless technology?
24 November 2016
EECS’ Antennas Research Group forms part of “DISTRIBUTE” team winning European Union Horizon Prize for driving innovation in wireless networking.
EECS in the Media: Prof Geraint Wiggins featured in The Times and The Verge
21 October 2016
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
Lrn2Cre8 Project held its successful sold out Concert at the Vortex Jazz Club
29 September 2016
The Lrn2Cre8 Project held its successful sold out Concert at the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston yesterday evening.
EECS@QMUL - 1st University in Europe to install Nvidia Deep Learning Supercomputer DGX-1
22 September 2016
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 wins Leverhulme award for research into self-monitoring devices
19 September 2016
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.
What are you actually saying? Conversation analysts will be zooming in at New Scientist Live 2016
19 September 2016
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 to deliver ‘The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation’
8 August 2016
Dr Rebecca Stewart will be delivering The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for digital innovation at the British Science Festival in Swansea this September.
EECS in the Media:Dr. Gareth Tyson, Dr. Hamed Haddadi featured in MIT Tech Review
26 July 2016
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.
EECS Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak
15 July 2016
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.
Timm Böttger awarded 2016 Brendan Murphy Memorial Young Researcher Prize
12 July 2016
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
Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier
28 June 2016
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.
People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds
28 June 2016
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).
EECS host the beginning of a new era as first UK Robotics Week begins
27 June 2016
A new era of innovation and discovery opened when the first UK Robotics Week June 25 - July 1 began.
School kids solve space missions at EECS robotics challenge
17 June 2016
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 »
Bayesian networks for Cost, Benefit and Risk Analysis of Agricultural Development Projects
1 June 2016
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.
EECS in the Media - Dr Tim Hospedales featured in New Scientist
18 May 2016
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 conversion courses
15 March 2016
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
4 March 2016
Our ITMB students continue their winning streak, winning 1st prizes at the Tech Partnership Event
EECS Flagship Seminars Series Launch - The women who changed the face of computer science in the UK
4 February 2016
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.
EECS and Goldman Sachs partner for degree apprenticeship programme
26 January 2016
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
Awards rush for BBC documentary co-presented by our Professor Norman Fenton
1 December 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.
EECS study finds people’s conservative and liberal traits show up in their Twitter vocabulary
16 September 2015
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.
Do you know your robin from your wren?
18 August 2015
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science researcher Dan Stowell has developed the technology behind a new app that can automatically identify birds through their song.
Electronic and Electrical Engineering jumps 25 places in National Student Survey
12 August 2015
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%.
Team of QMUL researchers win award for software designed to help visually impaired audio producers
5 August 2015
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.
EECS student’s team take the winning spot at IBM’s Best Student Recognition Event 2015
23 July 2015
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.
New computer program first to recognise sketches more accurately than a human
21 July 2015
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.
Most internet anonymity software leaks users’ details
1 July 2015
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.
EECS student comes up trumps for one-handed musicians
16 June 2015
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.
Di Mainstone and collaborators play Clifton Suspension Bridge like a giant string instrument
26 May 2015
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.
First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds
11 May 2015
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 appears on the Gadget Show
6 May 2015
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 one of iDEA’s ‘UK’s Finest Young Digital Entrepreneurs’
30 April 2015
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.
PhD student Siying Wang selected as best student paper at international conference in Brisbane
30 April 2015
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.
EECS Professor receives prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award
12 March 2015
Professor Mark Sandler was awarded a Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society this month.
Professor gives evidence in case of nurse convicted of murdering patients
26 February 2015
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
Book on Body-Area and Wireless Sensors for Healthcare by Antennas Researchers ... Featured!
1 August 2014
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.
Hackathon winner: Sound design tool for visually impaired users
10 July 2014
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
Antennas PhD Student Wins Award at ‘Engineering Yes 2014’
19 June 2014
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
EECS sweeps the board for QMUL Enterprise Activity
22 May 2014
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.
Nela Brown, EECS PhD Student, featured as part of the BCS Women in IT Campaign
8 May 2014
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.
C4DM PhD Student elected Vice-Chair of the Audio Engineering Society’s Student Delegate Assembly
1 May 2014
Congratulations to Brecht De Man, C4DM PhD Student, who was recently elected Vice-Chair of the Audio Engineering Society's Student Delegate Assembly.
Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medals for UK’s brightest up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs
23 April 2014
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.
EECS’ PhD Student stand-up robot photo wins national competition
31 March 2014
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.
Video Analytics for Audience Measurement in Retail and Digital Signage
19 March 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)
19 March 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).
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.
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.
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.
IET Electronics Letters Founded by Prof. Clarricoats of EECS celebrates its 50th Anniversary
9 January 2014
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.
Double success for EECS’ spinout making the Internet better for everyone
20 December 2013
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
Antennas Group Academic wins Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment to work with NPL
3 November 2013
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.
QMUL Institute of Bioengineering funds Antennas Researcher to work on Nano-communications
21 October 2013
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.
Antennas Group Dr Rostyslav Dubrovka and Dr Robert Donnan secure around £0.5m for THz Science
14 October 2013
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.
EECS’ Professor awarded prestigious European Research Council grant worth €1.5 million
27 September 2013
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") .
Antennas Group Research on Polarisation Reconfigurable Antennas for Cognitive Radio on Faculti.com
16 September 2013
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/
QMUL in Motion - Antennas Group collaboration with The William Harvey Institue at QMUL
5 September 2013
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.
NSS 2013: CS is ranked joint 6th in UK for student satisfaction
14 August 2013
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
QMUL Antennas & EM in Digital Shoreditch 2013 Festival
31 July 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
New sexual health app to help men last longer
22 July 2013
A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London’s app store.
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 in Parliamentary Report on Assistive Technology
15 July 2013
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:
C4DM is seeking older music listeners for a paid study
10 July 2013
Marcus Pearce, EECS lecturer in Sound and Music Processing, is looking for volunteers to rate music.
PhD student Ben Bengler receives award at 9th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2013
5 July 2013
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.
Art Rock Album features EECS Magnetic Resonator Piano
21 June 2013
The latest album by "These New Puritans" features the Magnetic Resonator Piano developed by Andrew McPherson from the Centre for Digital Music
Participate in QHealth competition with a chance to win £1000
5 June 2013
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!
Interactional Sound and Music (C4DM) at “Design Can Change!” Exhibition, Shenzhen
21 May 2013
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.
Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment: supporting cutting-edge research and teaching
10 May 2013
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.
EECS PhD Student wins a place at the first Heidelberg Laureate Forum
8 May 2013
EECS PhD research receives project funding to explore commercial impact
7 May 2013
Ammar Lilamwala's PhD work, in the EECS Networks Research Group, has received project funding to investigate potential commercial impact
c4dm rocks through the ages at EECS 125th celebration event
24 April 2013
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
Wireless Networks Supporting Rescue Operations in the Lake District
5 April 2013
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.
Second Edition of the Popular and Highly Cited Book on Body-Centric Wireless Communications is Out
26 November 2012
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.
New Book on Antennas for Satellite Navigation By ANTENNAS Researchers
25 October 2012
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 joins Russell Group of universities
1 August 2012
Queen Mary, University of London has become a member of the Russell Group of universities, with effect from Wednesday 1 August 2012.
EECS student wins £5,000 prize for iPhone app project
9 July 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.
QM technology spin-out beats 1000 businesses to secure major investment
18 June 2012
Chinese celebrities pick Queen Mary for ‘Best of London’ visit
6 June 2012
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.