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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.
NHS research funding to facilitate further collaboration between Oxford engineers and clinical collaborators
The University of Oxford and local NHS partners have won £126.5 million to support medical research. The money, from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), includes £113.7 million for the existing University of Oxford/ Oxford University Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and £12.8 million for a new Biomedical Research Centre specialising in mental health and dementia, run by the University and Oxford Health NHS Trust.
Oxbotica, a spin-out company from the Department of Engineering Science Information Engineering Research Group, has developed a new software system for making regular cars into driverless vehicles.
The Royal Society has just announced that Professor Andrew Zisserman FRS will receive the 2017 Milner award ‘for his work on computational theory and commercial systems for geometrical images and as a pioneer in machine learning for vision’. Professor Zisserman is the Professor of Computer Vision Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science.
Congratulations to Mr Eric Peasley, the Department’s Teaching and Design Engineer, who has just been announced as one of six winners of Oxford University’s Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division’s (MPLS) Teaching Awards. In addition to academic staff, Award winners include a number of administrative and support staff who are recognised for their contributions to the success of University courses.
On 30 June 2016 over 430 guests joined Lord Avebury’s, (Eric Lubbock) family to celebrate his life and work at the Royal Institution in London. The memorial event was hosted by Stephen Claypole, international broadcast news executive, and speakers from all walks of life shared their moving and personal memories of Eric Lubbock – among them Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol College where Eric first studied Mathematics and then Engineering.