Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Robertson’s ‘Time Machine’ gets a new lease of life 11 October 2019 Last night saw the official unveiling of the newly restored Robertson Clock, a notable timepiece that previously graced the Wills Memorial Building and controlled the chiming of Great George, the huge bell at the top of the tower, from its inauguration in 1925 to the 1960s. The ceremony took place in the Pugsley Lecture Theatre Foyer in the Faculty of Engineering’s Queen’s Building where the newly functioning clock takes pride of place (though it no longer controls Great George).
  • Royal Academy of Engineering awards Senior Research Fellowships to two University of Bristol Engineers 10 October 2019 The Royal Academy of Engineering has recently awarded three new Senior Research Fellowships and we’re delighted that our engineers, Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi and Dr Dinesh Pamunuwa, have been selected for two of the fellowship positions.
  • New centre to train future leaders in cyber security 1 October 2019 The University of Bristol, in partnership with the University of Bath, has launched a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  • QKD over 5GUK 11 September 2019 Demonstrating the ability of the University of Bristol's 5GUK Test Network to host a quantum key distribution (QKD) secured network.
  • Computer Science top 10 in university league table 10 June 2019 Computer science at the University of Bristol has been ranked 10th in The Guardian’s University Guide for 2020.
  • Bristol Researcher Wins Nesta’s Tipping Point Prize 30 May 2019 Bristol researcher, Dr Edmund Hunt has won the prestigious Nesta Tipping Point Prize for the best article written about technologies whose time has come, but which might be overlooked in the media and investor hype cycle.
  • Success for the Futebol Project 24 May 2019 The High Performance Networks Research Group at the University of Bristol contributed to the deployment of facilities in Europe and Brazil to access the external experimenters for experimentation that requires integration of wireless and optical technologies in its most recent successfully completed H2020 project collaboration, Futebol (Federated Union of Telecommunications Research Facilities for an EU-Brazil Open Laboratory).
  • PhD student wins runner-up in prestigious competition in Beijing 13 March 2019 Michael Baddeley, an EPSRC CDT PhD student and a member of the High Performance Network (HPN) Research Group at the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab, has won 2nd place in the 2019 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) Dependability Competition in Beijing, as part of a team from Toshiba Research Europe Ltd.
  • Multiple EPSRC CDT Awards 4 February 2019 The Department of Computer Science has been awarded multiple doctoral training centres by the EPSRC.
  • Smart Internet Lab Researchers attend 2018 Global Mobile Broadband Forum 20 November 2018 The 2018 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB) is currently taking place over 3 days (19-21 Nov) at the ExCeL Centre in London.
  • u-blox and University of Bristol selected as a finalist in 2018 TechWorks awards 19 November 2018 u-blox and University of Bristol are proud to announce their selection as a finalist in the Research Collaboration category of the TechWorks Awards 2018 – the highest accolade in the UK Deep Tech Industry, for their R&D project on Reconfigurable Wireless Transceivers for Global Connectivity.
  • EU Quantum Flagship Project UNIQORN advances the next generation of quantum communication systems 28 October 2018 The multidisciplinary project UNIQORN, which kicks off this month, will develop quantum technology for the mass market. Quantum communication systems, mostly found in research laboratories, will be squeezed into small and reliable photonic integrated circuits. By carefully laying out each element along the development chain from fabrication to application, the Horizon 2020 project will not only reduce size and cost, but will also bring improvements in terms of robustness and reproducibility.
  • Off-Grid Microgrids Workshop in Belém, Brazil 28 September 2018 Dr Sam Williamson from the University of Bristol’s Electrical Energy Management Group recently attended the British Council delivered Off-grid Microgrids for the Electrification of Remote Communities Workshop, in the northern Brazilian city of Belém on edge of Amazon rainforest. The workshop was organised by Cardiff University and Universidade Federal do Pará. 30 researchers from the UK and Brazil across disciplines from engineering to social science and policy attended, with the aims to develop new and stronger research links between the two countries.
  • Reliable and sustainable micro-hydropower in Nepal 13 February 2018 Joe Butchers from the Electrical Energy Management Group travelled to Nepal for a 5 week study, funded by the Cabot Institute, looking at the technical, social and economic issues that lead to poor performance of hydropower plants. In rural areas of Nepal which are not covered by the national grid, local communities depend on micro-hydropower plants. These plants divert water from rivers and use it to power a generator. The resulting electricity can be used to power homes, businesses, schools and health centres. When problems occur, many people have no other source of electricity and their lives are badly affected.
  • Dr Sam Williamson and Peter Thomas attend Energy for Displaced People conference in Berlin 31 January 2018 Over 120 delegates including Dr Sam Williamson and Peter Thomas from the University of Bristol and representatives from governments, UN agencies, academia, and the private, humanitarian and financial sectors gathered in Berlin recently to develop a global plan of for energy in humanitarian relief.
  • Bristol engineers recognised for innovative work on more environmentally friendly helicopter technology 31 January 2018 The Italian Government has recognised research undertaken at Bristol in electric propulsion of helicopters with its National Innovation Award.
  • Nello Cristianini gives the Annual STOA Lecture at the European Parliament 28 November 2017 Nello Cristianini has given the Annual STOA Lecture at the European Parliament. STOA is the Science and Technology Options Assessment office of the Parliament, and this year their lecture was about Media in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
  • From Eng Maths to Start Up: The Miminal Story 20 November 2017 Three graduates from the Engineering Maths degree programme have recently embarked on a new business venture. The trio from the 2017 MEng cohort have spent the summer starting up a data science consultancy. Their mission: To help organisations fulfil their potential through data driven decisions.
  • Post Deadline Paper accepted at ECOC2017 20 September 2017 The paper entitled ‘Field trial of Machine-Learning assisted and SDN-based Optical Network Planning’ is breaking new ground and is an amazing achievement for the whole Smart Internet Lab team.
  • Post Deadline Paper accepted at ECOC2017 19 September 2017 The High Performance Network celebrates after having the paper ‘Field trial of Machine-Learning assisted and SDN-based Optical Network Planning’ accepted.
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