News in 2014

  • Four year PhD studentships available 9 December 2014 Applications are invited from EPSRC-eligible students for fully-funded studentship in Communications Engineering.
  • ‘Yo’ - Dress/Sense winning team announced 8 December 2014 A CDT postgraduate student is a member of the winning team that developed a support system to aid cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in the Dress/Sense technology competition run by the University of Bristol’s SPHERE project.
  • Multi-million grant will introduce driverless cars to UK roads 4 December 2014 The Communication Systems & Networks group has been awarded a grant to develop wireless links that enable driverless vehicles to communicate with smart city infrastructure. Vehicles will also exchange sensory data via direct car-2-car wireless communication links. This will allow the sharing of hazard warnings and new “look ahead” functionality.
  • 'Millimeter Wave as a Key New Element in 5G Cellular Networks' Public Lecture - 25th September 2014 1 August 2014 Howard Benn (Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK) will be giving the annual public lecture on Thursday 25th September at 5.15pm on the topic 'Millimeter Wave as a Key New Element in 5G Cellular Networks'
  • Transmitting communications concepts to school kids 27 June 2014 Postgraduate students in the CDT in Communications at Bristol run workshop on communications engineering for a group of Year 9 students at Colston Collegiate School.
  • Bristol student reaches final of UK ICT Pioneers competition 2014 16 June 2014 Leo Laughlin, a PhD student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications at the University of Bristol has been selected as a finalist in the UK ICT Pioneers competition.
  • Innovative millimetre wave communications to be demonstrated at London exhibition 11 June 2014 Wireless data connections that exploit millimetre wave radio spectrum (30GHz to 300GHz) are expected to be used in worldwide 5G networks from 2020. The University of Bristol’s Communication Systems and Networks research group has partnered with Bristol start-up Blu Wireless Technology (BWT) to develop this technology and they will demonstrate their innovative work at the Small Cells World Summit in London this week [10-12 June].
  • Innovative millimetre wave communications to be demonstrated at London exhibition 10 June 2014 Wireless data connections that exploit millimetre wave radio spectrum (30GHz to 300GHz) are expected to be used in worldwide 5G networks from 2020. The University of Bristol’s Communication Systems and Networks research group has partnered with Bristol start-up Blu Wireless Technology (BWT) to develop this technology and they will demonstrate their innovative work at the Small Cells World Summit in London this week [10-12 June].
  • Brooklyn 5G summit 17 April 2014 For more than 20 years academics from the University of Bristol have played a key role in the development of wireless communications. In particular, they have contributed to the development of today’s Wi-Fi and cellular standards and have been invited to a meeting of technology leaders to discuss the future of wireless communications. The first “Brooklyn 5G Summit” will be held next week [April 23-25] in New York, USA.
  • New research on gigabit wireless communications 15 April 2014 Research on gigabit wireless communications has been presented by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s leading wireless communications and networking conference, IEEE WCNC 2014, in Turkey earlier this week [Monday 6 to Wednesday 9 April].
  • Sneak a peek through the mist to technology of the future 15 April 2014 A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
  • New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions 15 April 2014 A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
  • Bath TAPS 2014 19 March 2014 PhD students participated in the Bath TAPS into Science festival held on the 19-23 March 2014.
  • Innovative research presented at world leading technology event 10 March 2014 Research on 5G mobile communications, e-health care and smart cities will be showcased by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s largest technology convention, CeBIT 2014, in Germany this week [Monday 10 to Friday 14 March].
  • IoT World Forum 2014 6 March 2014 Tom Barratt and Paul Worgan, students in cohort 2, attended the 1st IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) in Seoul, South Korea between the 6-8th March 2014 where they presented a paper.
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