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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.
Dr Thomas Prescott, a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in the Department of Engineering Science Control Group, has been awarded the 2015 European PhD Award for his DPhil thesis by the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI). The award was presented in June at the 2016 European Control Conference in Aalborg, Denmark.
The 2016 Institution of Structural Engineers’ Young Researchers Conference Prize for Best Presentation
Congratulations to Giuseppe Del Gobbo (St. John’s College), a 3rd year DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science Structural Dynamics Research Group, who has been announced as the 2016 first place oral presentation award winner at the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Young Researchers Conference.
An inaugural list of the top 50 Women in Engineering has been published today (23 June 2016) in the Daily Telegraph for the first time to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day. Congratulations to Professor Eleanor Stride, from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, who is included in the top 50 Women in Engineering!
The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) recently held its 13th Annual Conference at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. The conference showcased the best of British research and practice in geotechnical engineering, with leading speakers from research and industry, a poster display, an industry exhibition and concluding with an informal drinks reception. Congratulations to Helen Dunne and Iona Richards, from the Department, for winning two major student awards.