Jan 202014
  • Prof. Steve Uhlig and Dr. Felix Cuadrado have been awarded €922K as part of the Horizon 2020 ENDEAVOUR project. Queen Mary will coordinate the 3-year project, worth €4.2M, focusing on the use of software defined networking technologies within Internet Exchange Points (September).
  • Queen Mary has, once again, jumped up in the QS World University Rankings, entering the global Top 100. We are now 98th in the world (September).
  • Paper “Energy-Efficient Real-Time Human Mobility State Classification Using Smartphones” by Thomas Oshin, Dr. Stefan Poslad and Zelun Zhang has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Computers. This is a premier journal, ranked A* by CORE (July).
  • Zelun Zhang has successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Use of Foot Force Sensors Combined with Mobile Phone GPS for Improved Mobility Detection“. He has now taken a position at HSBC bank in the UK (June).
  • Thomas Oshin has successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Energy-Efficient Location Determination for Human Mobility Analysis and Monitoring Using Smart Mobile Devices” (June).
  • Paper “Optimum Use of Foot Force Sensors and Mobile Phone GPS for Mobility Activity Recognition” by Zelun Zhang and Dr. Stefan Poslad has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Sensors Journal. This is one of the premier journals in the area, with an impact factor of 1.48 (June).
  • Prof. Jonathan Pitts has won the annual Bruce Dickinson Award for the best Queen Mary Enterprise Activity. This was for his involvement in co-founding the spin-out company Actual Experience (May).
  • Dr. Michael Chai and Dr. Yue Chen have been awarded €340k as part of a 5-partner €1.2M European projectIRENE: Improving the Robustness of Urban Electricity Networks“. This project is focusing on making future energy generation more resilient, as well as minimising the impact of power failures on critical infrastructure for smart city scenarios (May).
  • The Networks group have had two papers by Prof. Steve Uhlig and Dr. Felix Cuadrado accepted at the premier International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS). The Microsoft Academic Rankings ranks this as the highest impact distributed computing conference, with an acceptance rate of only 13% (March).
  • The Networks group have had two papers by Prof. Steve Uhlig and Dr. Gareth Tyson accepted at the IFIP Networking Conference. This is one of the premier venues for networking research, with an acceptance rate of 25% (March).
  • Networks group spin-out, Actual Experience, co-founded by Prof. Jonathan Pitts, saw its shares jump to more than four times its float price on the first day listed on the Alternative Investment Market, having been originally valued at £15.5 million. Full story can be found here (February).
  • Dr. Iftekharul Mobin, who finished his PhD in November 2013, is now working in NatterBox. Congratulations! (January).
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