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Professor Lionel Tarassenko awarded CBE

Congratulations to Professor Lionel Tarassenko who has been awarded the CBE for services to engineering, in the New Year Honours List.

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London 2012 Olympic athlete launches new running biomechanics service

This month Jo Pavey, three-time Olympian and the first British athlete to qualify for London 2012, launched a new, private running biomechanics service at the Oxford Gait Laboratory – a joint initiative by the Department of Engineering Science and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

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Acoustical Society of America recognises Professor Coussios' 'contributions to biomedical ultrasound'

Congratulations to Constantin Coussios, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department, who has been selected as this year's recipient of the prestigious Acoustical Society of America R. Bruce Lindsay Award.

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The 2011 IET Ambition and Achievement Awards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Europe’s largest membership organisation for engineers and technicians and the largest engineering institution in the UK, recently held its annual Ambition and Achievement Awards ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in London. The ceremony was hosted by Liz Bonnin, television presenter on BBC's ‘Bang Goes the Theory’ programme. Amongst the 30 prize winners were three individuals from the Department of Engineering Science: Dr David Clifton, who received the IET’s early-career prize for biomedical engineering; Sandira Gayadeen, who was awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship for an Outstanding Researcher; Philip Sibson, who received an Undergraduate Scholarship.

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Professor Darton gets second term as European Federation of Chemical Engineering President

Richard Darton, who is Professor of Engineering Science here at Oxford, a former head of the Department of Engineering Science and a Fellow of Keble College, is to serve a second two-year term as President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE). Professor Darton, ICHEME Fellow and former president, was voted in unanimously at the recent EFCE General Assembly in Berlin.

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Success for the Department at this year’s SET Awards

One winner and two finalists from the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science were announced at the 2011 Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) awards ceremony, which took place last month at the Millennium Hotel, in Grosvenor Square, London. The SET Awards are Europe’s most important Science, Engineering and Technology awards for undergraduates. Congratulations to finalists Kirsty McNaught and Scott McLaughlan, and to Mark Baker who was winner of ‘The Airbus Award for the Best Aeronautical Engineering Student’.

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Technology for Smarter Transport

Last December, the Department of Engineering Science announced the handing over of the multi-million pound ‘Wildcat,’ a driverless vehicle, from BAE Systems to the Department’s research team led by Professor Paul Newman. This week Professor Newman’s team showcased the ‘Wildcat’ car with spatial awareness and the ability to navigate and drive itself.

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Mattias Heinrich receives prestigious MICCAI Young Scientist Award

The Department’s Biomedical Engineering DPhil student, Mattias Heinrich (St Hilda’s College), has just won one of the prestigious Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Young Scientist Awards at the 2011 MICCAI Conference in Toronto for his paper titled: “Non-local shape descriptor: a new similarity metric for deformable multi-modal registration”. The MICCAI Conference is the most important conference in the field of medical image analysis.

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Breast cancer patients and clinicians benefit from technological developments

The Cognitive Science and Systems Group (COSSAC), comprising a team from the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and London’s Royal Free Hospital, has developed a number of software technologies to help clinicians decide how to treat their breast cancer patients based on techniques from mathematical logic. One of these has reached the point at which applications are being made available within the NHS, and in the not too distant future, individual patients will also be able to access the software to get personalised healthcare advice.

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Industry sponsored graduate wins national prize for thesis

Charles Bibby, (Lady Margaret Hall 2004, Engineering Science; Worcester College 2010, DPhil in Engineering Science) was recently awarded the Sullivan Prize for ‘the best doctoral thesis submitted to a UK University, in the field of computer or natural vision’. The competition was organised by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA). Charles, whose DPhil was sponsored by Servowatch Systems UK, received a certificate and £500.

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