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The iGEM competition – ‘international genetically engineered machine’ – has been taking place every year in Boston, USA, since 2004. This year the competition attracted over 300 teams and over 3000 students from all over the world.
When a drop of liquid hits a surface at a sufficiently high speed, it splashes – that much isn't in doubt. But sometimes splashing isn't helpful. Researchers are working on methods of 'splash avoidance' that could prevent splashback of harmful or unhygienic fluids in a range of settings, from hospitals to kitchens – and perhaps even urinals.
International technology company Continental and the Department of Engineering Science are now conducting joint research in the field of artificial intelligence. The partnership between Continental and the Department will focus on the possible uses and development of artificial intelligence algorithms, which have the potential to further enhance future mobility applications. These deep-learning algorithms have the potential to realise highly-reliable visual object detection and human–machine dialogue in the future.
Nuffield Health has produced a unique documentary video to mark 40 years of the invention of the Oxford Knee, one of the most successful and widely used partial knee replacements in the world. The Oxford Knee was invented by Professor John O’Connor of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and Mr John Goodfellow, a consultant surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopeadic Centre in Oxford.
Oxford’s new MSc in Nanotechnology for Medicine and Healthcare builds on the world-leading research in nanomedicine at the University’s Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering and other departments in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division and Medical Sciences Division.
University of Oxford appoints Mihaela van der Schaar to the Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance
The University of Oxford has appointed Mihaela van der Schaar to the Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance. The Man Professorship of Quantitative Finance is funded in perpetuity by a charitable gift of £3.3m made in 2007 by the Charitable Trust of Man Group plc.
A self-driving vehicle equipped with Oxford-developed autonomy software has been tested successfully in public for the first time in the UK.
The Royal Academy of Engineering and Man Group have appointed a new Research Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Oxford to develop machine learning and data analysis techniques for large-scale, real-world applications, including financial modelling. Professor Stephen Roberts FREng will hold the five-year Research Chair, applying his extensive expertise and years of experience in machine learning approaches, data analysis and statistical modelling.
This year, during the University of Oxford’s tenth Alumni Weekend anniversary, the Department of Engineering Science main lecture theatre was full for two fascinating lectures on biomedical engineering. Engineering alumni as well as those from other subjects and non-alumni were treated to two stimulating talks on ‘Digital Health’ and ‘Engineering Tomorrow’s Therapies’. The talks were preceded by an update from the Head of Department on the 2020 Vision for Engineering Science in Oxford and this year’s Oxford Engineering Alumni (OEA) Annual General Meeting.
The ORCHID project, a major research initiative involving the University of Oxford, took top prize in the data and connectivity category at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards last week.