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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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Engineering Science News: 2013-14 Cover
Issue 6
News: 2016-17
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News: 2015-16
Engineering Science News: 2013-14 Cover
Issue 4
News: 2014-15
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Issue 3
News: 2013-14
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Issue 2
News: 2012-13
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Issue 1
News: 2011-12

News articles

Read about the work the Department is undertaking, about its achievements and the valuable contributions students and staff are making to society …

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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Mobile phones offer heart lifeline

Technology that turns low-cost mobile phones into sophisticated stethoscopes could save thousands of lives in poor countries.

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Daniel Mulvihill wins Young Stress Analyst Competition

Daniel Mulvihill, a D.Phil. student in the Department of Engineering Science and Hertford College, has won first prize in the Young Stress Analyst Competition for 2011. The prize is awarded annually to young researchers by the British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM).

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Prestigious John Bush Award won by Dr Ingo Jahn

Dr Ingo Jahn was recently awarded the John Bush Award for his contributions to advanced seals. The John Bush Award recognises and encourages engineers in the early part of their careers who have made an outstanding technical contribution of value to Rolls-Royce.

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Blood Pressure Project Wins Top Engineering World Health Award

Congratulations to the Department’s Engineering World Health Oxford Team, at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, which has won first prize in the annual Engineering World Health Design Competition for its Blood Pressure project. The competition, launched in 2009, is unique in being directed at the needs of developing country health care.

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Sixth formers get a taste for Engineering Science

Since 1997, Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science has been staging its Headstart course, a residential programme of engineering science activities aimed at sixth formers from all over the UK. For the first time this year, with sponsorship from international construction company, Laing O’Rourke, the Department was able to enhance its Headstart course literature, include visits to construction sites in Oxford and hold a gala dinner at Hertford College.

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Ray O’Rourke is honoured for services to construction

Following the announcement in January of the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering at the University of Oxford, we are delighted to report that two honours have been bestowed on Ray O’Rourke, Chairman and Chief Executive of Laing O’Rourke.

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