Aug 162013
  • Paper “Multiplex Page Rank” by Dr. Raul Mondragon has been published in PlosOne. This is one of the most highly cited journals in information sciences, with an impact factor of 3.7 (November).
  • Dr. John Schormans has been awarded a Queen Mary Innovation grant to study emerging Internet of Things (IoT) traffic patterns (November).
  • Mr. Iftekharul Mobin has successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Energy Efficient Packet Size Optimization for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks” (November).
  • Sabri E Zaman has received the best presentation award at the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP’13) PhD Forum.  This is one of the premier conferences for networks research with typical acceptance rates below 20% (October).
  • The Networks group will be hosting the 6th International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA’14), co-chaired by Prof. Steve Uhlig (October).
  • Queen Mary has seen a large jump in the QS World University Rankings this year, from 147th to 115th globally. This now places us as one of the Top 50 European universities (September).
  • Dr. Stefan Poslad has been awarded a Queen Mary Innovation grant with UK industrial partner Mudlark, to customise and evaluate a new transport mode profiling mobile app (September).
  • Ms. Kejiong Li has successfully defended her PhD thesis “Indoor and Outdoor Location Estimation in Large Areas Using Received Signal Strength” (August).
  • Dr. Hamed Haddadi has been elected to the ACM SIGCOMM Executive Committee as the Information Services Director (August).
  • Dr. Eliane Bodanese, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, has been successful in winning one of the two EPSRC’s IT as a Utility research grants for her project proposal “Using Wireless Networks to Support First Responders and Resilience in Upland Areas”. As part of this, she will be developing new technologies to better assist civilians who are lost or injured without traditional cellular communications. Work on the project will be starting this month (August).
  • Dr. Stefan Poslad is co-chairing the UBICOMP International Workshop on Adaptive Security & Privacy management for the Internet of Things (ASPI’13). UBICOMP, held in Zurich this year, is the leading conference for worldwide research in Pervasive and Ubiquitous computing (July).
  • Dr. Gareth Tyson won this year’s Brendan Murphy Memorial Young Researcher Prize for his presentation at MSN’13 at Cosener’s House (July).
  • Mr. Bob Chew has successfully defended his PhD thesis “Modelling Message-Oriented-Middleware Brokers using Autoregressive Models for Bottleneck Prediction”. Bob has recently gained a position with KPMG in London, based upon his PhD experience (June).
  • Mr. Fei Peng has successfully defended his PhD thesis “Integration of TV White Space and Femtocell Networks” (June).
  • Dr. Maged Elkashlan is organising the GLOBECOM Workshop on Trusted Communications with Physical Layer Security (TCPLS’13). GLOBECOM is one of the two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (June).
  • Mr. Ammar Lilamwala has successfully defended his PhD thesis ” Quantifying the cost benefit of configuring active queue management based quality of service policies on router interfaces” (May).
  • Ms. Ling Xu has successfully defended her PhD thesis “Planning Simulation Run Length in Packet Queues in Communications Networks” (May).
  • The EU FP7 TRIDEC Project, where Dr. Stefan Poslad leads the core system architecture work, has been honoured with the IRM Global Risk Award 2013 in the category ‘Managing Risks across Boundaries’. The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is the world’s leading enterprise-wide risk education institute. As a non-for-profit organization, IRM believes in the importance of risk management and that investment in education and continual professional development leads to more effective risk management. The award winners were revealed at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms in London on February 28, 2013, with around 350 leading international risk professionals attending. The TRIDEC Project was able to prevail against the Intel Corporation, SAP AG, Nest Investment Holdings, and Parsons Brinkerhoff that were also nominated in this category.


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