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Bristol academics elevated to Fellows of the IEEE

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou and Professor Martin Kuball

28 November 2019

Two University of Bristol academics have been elevated to Fellows of the world’s largest and most prestigious professional association for the advancement of technology.

Professors Martin Kuball, Director of the Centre for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR), from the School of Physics and Dimitra Simeonidou, the Director of the University’s Smart Internet Lab from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, have been named as Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou is the Co-Director of the Bristol Digital Futures Institute and the Director of Smart Internet Lab.

Her research is focusing in the fields of high-performance networks, programmable networks, wireless-optical convergence, 5G/B5G and smart city infrastructures. She is increasingly working with Social Sciences on topics of digital transformation for society and businesses.Professor Simeonidou has been the Technical Architect and the CTO of the smart city project Bristol Is Open. She is currently leading the Bristol City/Region 5G urban pilots.

She is the author and co-author of over 500 publications, numerous patents and several major contributions to standards and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Royal Society Wolfson ScholarIn addition, she has co-founded two spin-out companies, the latest being the University of Bristol VC funded spin-out Zeetta Networks, delivering SDN solutions for enterprise and emergency networks.

Professor Simeonidou said: “I am really delighted with this honour, which underscores the strength of our research in advancing digital infrastructures and services for Next Generation Internet.

“IEEE is highly regarded within academia and industry and is an organisation whose core purpose aligns with Smart Internet Lab's vision to lead transformational research in communications and networks.”

Please see here for full press release. 

Further information

The Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol and our 5GUK Test Network

The Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol is a hub for internet research which addresses grant societal and industrial challenges. We perform cutting edge research on optical and wireless communications and offer a unique holistic approach to hardware and software co-design, solving critical problems in the global internet evolution. We are world leaders in 5G convergence research and have deployed 5G capability in Bristol city centre focusing on the convergence of fibre infrastructure and 5G wireless access. The University of Bristol's 5GUK Test Network is the UK’s first urban 5G End-to-End Testbed.

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