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Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for ground-breaking research in global health and development

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), part of the Department of Engineering Science, and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NDOG) at the University of Oxford recently announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The award will enable Ana Namburete from the Biomedical Image Analysis Laboratory at the IBME and Bryn Kemp (NDOG) to collaborate on an innovative global health and development research project, titled “A Machine Learning-Based Tool to Estimate Gestational Age”. Designed specifically for non-specialist healthcare workers within low-income settings, the product uses ultrasound images of the fetal brain to automatically estimate gestational age (GA).

Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for ground-breaking research in global health and development - Read More…

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng receives the IFMBE Laura Bassi Award for an Outstanding Female Researcher in Medical and Biological Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Alison Noble, the Department of Engineering Science Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, for being awarded the inaugural Laura Bassi award of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng receives the IFMBE Laura Bassi Award for an Outstanding Female Researcher in Medical and Biological Engineering - Read More…

Major funding will help our ability to search and analyse large volumes of images and videos

Seebibyte: Visual Search for the Era of Big Data is a large multi-faceted research effort that has been awarded £4.5 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Programme Grant. This research aims to enhance quality of life by improving healthcare capabilities, surveillance, the environmental monitoring of roads, as well as new means of enjoying digital media in the home. Led by Professor Andrew Zisserman, the project will be based at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and will be supported by four Co-Investigators; Professor Alison Noble, Professor Andrea Vedaldi, Professor Jens Rittscher and Professor Philip Torr.

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Next generation of optical wireless systems will ease our use of gadgets in the workplace and in our homes

According to a recent study on indoor optical wireless systems, by a team of researchers from the Department of Engineering Science Photonics Group and University College London, our workplaces and homes are set to benefit from wireless bandwidths hundreds of times greater than Wi-Fi.

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New 'drug delivery' technique could transform treatment of major diseases

Congratulations to Professor Eleanor Stride, a world expert in biomedical engineering from the Department of Engineering Science, who has won the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize. Professor Stride argues that instead of inventing new drugs, making better use of the drugs we already have available by targeting them to the affected part of the body could hold the answer to tackling many of today’s life threatening diseases.

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The 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture - the Department’s biggest event!

An Australian themed Lubbock Day marked the biggest turnout in its history attracting over 350 representatives from industry, academia, the University’s alumni community, government, and schools from Oxfordshire. The Day included the 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture, titled “Rise of the Machines,” which was delivered by Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte FRS; two mini-lectures; the 4th Year project competition; an exhibition on robotics and a Lotus F1 car on display.

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Engineering Science Undergraduates Present Design Projects to CERN

In April, twelve 3rd Year Engineering Science undergraduates from the Department visited Geneva to present their engineering design projects to CERN, the european organisation for nuclear research. Led by Professor Felix Hofmann and Professor Jin-Chong Tan, from the Department of Engineering Science, they focused on the topic of "Maximising Collisions in the Large Hadron Collider".

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Dr Mattias Heinrich wins best thesis award

Many congratulations to Dr Mattias Heinrich (St Hilda’s College), from the Department of Engineering Science, for winning the British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition (BMVA) Sullivan Thesis Prize for the best UK PhD thesis in Computer Vision.

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Oxford's Boat Race winners make history

Congratulations to the Department of Engineering Science MSc(Res) students, James Cook (St Cross College) and Samuel O’Connor (Christ Church), who were part of this year’s men’s Boat Race team that won together with Oxford’s women’s team. Many congratulations also to Jennifer Ehr (Pembroke College), cox for the women's team. They were watched by thousands along the banks of the River Thames in London, and by millions more on television around the world.

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Oxford University and UK Government to lead research to improve global water security

A new global research project led by the University of Oxford, involving Professor Ian Thompson and Dr David Clifton of the Department of Engineering Science, and backed by the British Government will help hundreds of millions of people in Africa and South Asia to have reliable access to water. Announced by International Development Minister Baroness Northover, the seven-year research project will receive a £15 million grant from the Department for International Development.

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