EECS academics win Faculty of Science and Engineering awards
We are proud to report that a number of staff from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) were recognised at the Faculty of Science and Engineering awards ceremony, held as part of the annual Faculty Celebration.
The event, which took place in the Senior Common Room on Thursday 15 December, saw staff from across the School win awards for their contributions to a range of the university's strategic goals, including international partnerships, education excellence and research innovation. The full list of winners from the School of EECS are as follows:
Technical Service Award
Mr Jonathan Pigrem, for leading on the establishment of the studio and performance areas, creating great new spaces for staff and student use.
Dr Jesus Requena Carrion and Professor Michael Chai, for their contributions to the Hainan TNE project.
Education & Student Engagement Excellence Awards (Faculty)
Professor Yue Chen, for her strategic leadership on education in EECS for the past four years.
Education & Student Engagement Excellence Awards (Schools)
Dr Mahesha Samaratunga, for her pioneering work on student wellbeing in EECS.
Dr Yasir Alfadhl (BUPT JP/JEI) and Dr Vindya Wijeratne (BUPT JP/JEI), for significant and impactful contributions to education and student experience at our partner university, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Research & Innovation Excellence Awards
The Antennas Group, for excellence in research evidenced by £350K per T&R FTE secured over the last 12 months, with a diversity of research income sources including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Academy of Engineering, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Award for Research Commercialisation nominated by QMI
Professor Sean Gong, for the acquisition of his spin-out company Vision Semantics Ltd (VSL) by Veritone Inc. This is based on AI-powered object video recognition which can track and identify public space activities of people and vehicles. In particular the technology enables Person Re-Identification (RE-ID), a privacy preserving computer vision technology for public safety and security applications. Professor Sean Gong is the founder and chief scientist of VSL and Professor of Visual Computation in EECS.