Robertson’s ‘Time Machine’ gets a new lease of life 11 October 2019Last 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).
New centre to train future leaders in cyber security 1 October 2019The 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 5GUK11 September 2019Demonstrating the ability of the University of Bristol's 5GUK Test Network to host a quantum key distribution (QKD) secured network.
Bristol Researcher Wins Nesta’s Tipping Point Prize30 May 2019Bristol 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 Project24 May 2019The 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 Beijing13 March 2019Michael 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 Awards4 February 2019The Department of Computer Science has been awarded multiple doctoral training centres by the EPSRC.
EU Quantum Flagship Project UNIQORN advances the next generation of quantum communication systems 28 October 2018The 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, Brazil28 September 2018Dr 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 Nepal13 February 2018Joe 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.
From Eng Maths to Start Up: The Miminal Story20 November 2017Three 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 ECOC201720 September 2017The 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 ECOC201719 September 2017The High Performance Network celebrates after having the paper ‘Field trial of Machine-Learning assisted and SDN-based Optical Network Planning’ accepted.