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A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, including Professor Eleanor Stride from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, are sharing their respective expertise to unlock exciting new approaches in chemotherapy and radiotherapy using ultrasound.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘bubble?’ Does it make you think of soap bubbles you would have blown when you were a small child?
A group of 16 students, comprising undergraduates and postgraduates from the Department of Engineering Science, accompanied by Teaching and Design Engineer (Materials) Dr Igor Dyson, recently visited Rolls-Royce plc in Derby for a unique tour.
The EPSRC has funded eight new research projects that will help patients manage their health at home.The Oxford programme, named “ASPIRE”, and led by Professor David Clifton from the Department of Engineering Science, is funded with £1.9 million.The team includes the Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Lab, led by Professor Clifton, and the Department's Machine Learning Research Group, led by Professors Steve Roberts and Michael Osborne.
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.