News in 2015

  • Postgraduates present at IEEE World Forum on IoT 18 December 2015 Postgraduate students from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communication presented papers at the IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things 2015 (held 14-16th December 2015) in Milan, Italy.
  • 4-year fully funded PhD studentships 14 December 2015 The deadline to apply for fully funded, enhanced studentships for September 2016 entry is the 6th August 2016. Studentships are only available to EPSRC eligible students - UK citizens or EU citizens who have been registered in the UK for the last 3 years. A limited number of studentships may be available to EU citizens not resident in the UK. The CDT in Communications PhD will run in 2016 with a revised programme structure to better accommodate students joining the programme from different degree specialisms.
  • Smart Internet Lab could change our future 3 December 2015 A new research centre that could become a world leader in communications, digital and autonomous systems research was launched at the University of Bristol on Monday 30 November. The Smart Internet Lab will build on the University’s major communications and digital technologies research to create and permanently support a hub for internet research that will have long-lasting benefits for society and the economy.
  • Bristol Data Dome launches this autumn 13 November 2015 The Bristol Data Dome, housed inside At-Bristol Science Centre’s Planetarium, will be launched next week [Wednesday 18 November] as part of the Festival of the Future City. Connected to a dedicated high performance computer at the University of Bristol, the Data Dome is a pioneering development on Bristol’s digital scene with the potential of visualising real-time data in a truly distinctive environment.
  • Bristol student scoops prize in national PhD competition 30 October 2015 A PhD student from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications has been named as one of the winners of a prestigious national competition for his work on a new technology that could fundamentally change future wireless communications.
  • Wider bandwidths and faster channel dynamics testing now in Bristol 24 September 2015 The University of Bristol’s 5G research has been given a boost thanks to a grant of £540,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a state-of-the-art upgrade to Bristol’s wireless channel emulation facility.
  • International consortium hopes to ensure high-speed internet for the future 14 September 2015 The next generation of mobile wireless systems, known as “5G”, will ensure that the internet is always accessible and if a new European project, 5G-XHaul, achieves its ambitious goals then coverage dead spots will be a thing of the past.
  • Bristol collaborates with Keysight Technologies on 5G wireless technology research 8 September 2015 The University of Bristol announced it is collaborating with Keysight Technologies on 5G millimetre-wave research. The two organisations are already deeply involved in the 5G ecosystem in Europe and the US and now will be working closely together on multiple 5G millimetre-wave technologies.
  • International consortium hopes to unlock spectrum above 6 GHz 21 July 2015 The University of Bristol is part of an international consortium that aims to develop concepts and key components for a new 5G mobile radio access technology. The technology is expected to operate in a range of frequency bands between 6 and 100 GHz, including millimetre-wave (mmWave) frequencies.
  • "The Benefits and Challenges of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles" Public Lecture, 24th September 2015 15 July 2015 Dr Paul Martin of Plextek Consulting will be giving the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications Annual Public Lecture at 5.15pm on Thursday 24th September on the subject 'The Benefits and Challenges of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles'
  • New technology could fundamentally change future wireless communications 27 May 2015 In today’s mobile devices, a separate filtering component is required for each frequency band, and because of this, today’s mobiles phone do not support all of the frequency channels which are in use across the world. Different devices are manufactured for different regions of the world, and there are currently no 4G phones capable of unrestricted global roaming. Replacing these filters with the research team’s duplexer circuit would create smaller and cheaper devices, and would allow manufacturers to produce a single model for the entire world. This would enable global roaming on 4G and would further decrease cost through greater economies of scale.
  • How do humans interact with a changing visual world? 23 March 2015 A new £1.4 million research project led by the University of Bristol will use engineering and science in the design of radically new approaches and solutions to vision-based technology.
  • Bristol is open to hit the ground running 9 February 2015 The city’s first joint venture between Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol can begin thanks to approval at the city council’s cabinet last week [Tuesday 3 February]. Bristol Is Open received unanimous support from cabinet members and enables University research and council owned infrastructure to come together for the first time.
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