The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2010 William James Award Winner

Congratulations to the Department's DPhil student, Samuel Hugueny, for winning this year's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2010 William James Award. In September Samuel was presented with a prize for £200, a plaque and a certificate in recognition of his work on "Probabilistic Patient Monitoring Using Extreme Value Theory" in London.

Samuel is a DPhil student in the Biomedical Signal Processing Group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), supervised by Professor Lionel Tarassenko and Dr David Clifton.

Samuel was presented with his Award at the prestigious IET Annual Healthcare Technology Lecture given by Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis. This Award is presented to encourage, support and recognise outstanding work by PhD students demonstrating a high level of commitment and advanced understanding of biomedical engineering. This William James Award has been instated by Dr Christopher J James, of Warwick University, in honour of his late father.

Samuel from Balliol College said: "The Award is a very encouraging acknowledgement of our group's work on early-warning of patient deterioration, and of course, it is a positive step in my DPhil course. The prize money will help to fund a visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the start of next year."

Acknowledgements: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).