News in 2016

  • Training Secondment with Keysight Technologies Inc. 7 December 2016 David Reyes, PhD student and member of the CDT in Communications at Bristol, joined the annual ‘S800’ in-house training event with Keysight Technologies at their headquarters in Santa Rosa, California (US), aligning with the start of the research phase of his 4-year integrated PhD programme.
  • Oscar-winning actress feels the force 30 November 2016 Research undertaken at the University of Bristol, involving CDT in Communications PhD student Themis Omirou, has demonstrated a mid-air display of ‘floating pixels’ using soundwaves and force fields to Spanish actress and model, Penélope Cruz and actor, Chino Darín, on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.
  • Bristol student reaches final of the 2016 IET Innovation Awards 12 October 2016 A postgraduate student from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications at the University of Bristol has been selected as a finalist in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards.
  • 4-year fully funded PhD studentships 4 October 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.
  • PhD student reaches finals of student paper competition! 19 August 2016 A PhD student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications, Oliver Norman James, was successful in reaching the finals of the student paper competition at the 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium. He presented his work on ‘user-effect antenna detuning’, where the performance of an antenna degrades when a mobile handset antenna is covered by the user’s hand.
  • Massive MIMO, massive win for Bristol student at NI Engineering Impact Awards 3 August 2016 A postgraduate student from the University of Bristol is the joint recipient of five separate awards in recognition of their world record achievement in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency using Massive MIMO. The announcement was made at the 22nd annual NIWeek conference in Austin, Texas, USA, at the National Instruments (NI) Engineering Impact Awards ceremony last night.
  • Electrical engineering students win prestigious student design competition 14 June 2016 A team from the University of Bristol has won a prestigious High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition, which ran as part of the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2016 in San Francisco, USA, last month [22-27 May].
  • Bristol and Lund once again set new world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency 17 May 2016 A team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund has once again set a new world record for wireless spectrum efficiency, less than two months after setting the first one.
  • How will people interact with technology in the future? 13 May 2016 New research that discusses how people will interact with technology in the future will be presented this week at one of the world’s most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, ACM CHI 2016, in San Jose, USA [7-12 May].
  • High Performance Networks Group receives prestigious IEEE Award 22 April 2016 Three members of Bristol’s High Performance Networks Group have won the 2016 Charles Kao Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society. Mayur Channegowda, Dr Reza Nejabati and Professor Dimitra Simeonidou received the award for their pioneering work in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and specifically for their paper entitled: ‘Software-Defined Optical Networks Technology and Infrastructure: Enabling Software-Defined Optical Network Operations’. The paper was first published at the IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking in 2013.
  • From Brussels to Brooklyn: Bristol’s 5G wireless research showcased 19 April 2016 Engineers from the University of Bristol, who are leaders in the field of 5th generation (5G) wireless networks, have been invited to discuss the future of wireless communications in Brussels and Brooklyn (US) this week [19 to 22 April].
  • RA joins H2020 5GPPP 5G-XHaul project 18 April 2016 Dr. Vaia Kalokidou, who recently completed her PhD with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications, has been appointed as a Research Associate working for the EU H2020 5GPPP 5G-XHaul project.
  • Bristol and Lund set a new world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency 24 March 2016 New research by engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, working alongside National Instruments (NI), has demonstrated how a massive antenna system can offer a 12-fold increase in spectrum efficiency compared with current 4G cellular technology.
  • Special ambassador award for Professor Joe McGeehan 2 March 2016 Professor Joe McGeehan, Chairman of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications at the University of Bristol has been recognised for his long-standing contribution to Bristol’s technology sectors with a Special Ambassador Award at the inaugural Edge Awards 2016.
  • State-of-the-Art training in NI LabView Comms and Massive MIMO hardware 17 February 2016 Wael Boukley, Benny Chitambira, Paul Harris, Vaia Kalokidou and Siming Zhang (postgraduate and doctoral researchers) from the Communication Systems & Networks (CSN) research group at the University of Bristol, together with Professor Mark Beach recently attended a training course provided by National Instruments (NI) at Lund University in Sweden.
  • Collaboration seeks to create open solutions to urban challenges 15 February 2016 Bristol Is Open and NEC Corporation have signed a long-term partnership agreement to develop the open programmable city.
  • Government announces new consortium to lead R&D in secure wireless connectivity for autonomous vehicles 2 February 2016 The University of Bristol, as part of the FLOURISH consortium, is among the recipients of the government’s multi-million pound research grant to fuel development in user-centric autonomous vehicle technology and connected transport systems. The new programme, co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency - Innovate UK, will focus on the core themes of wireless connectivity, security and customer interaction.
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