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Success for City’s Computer Science researchers

Five academics from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering won four out of 11 short-listed research projects entered into City University London’s 8th annual University Research Competition (URC) as individuals or part of a cross-disciplinary team.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

University ResearchOn 5th June, the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering excelled in the 8th annual University Research Competition (URC), winning four of the 11 short-listed research projects from across City, either as individuals or part of a cross-disciplinary team.

Celebrating the diversity of research carried out at City, the annual University Research Competition sees academics across the University presenting research proposals to an audience of over 70 colleagues, covering a wide range of topics.

Prizes were presented by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Paul Curran.

Stephanie Wilson, Reader in Human Centred Systems, shared her prize with Professor Jane Marshall (Divisional Head of Language and Communications Science) in the School of Health Sciences for their research project titled: Taking Eva Park into the wild: developing impact from a technological aphasia research project. 

Dr Marco Comuzzi, Lecturer in Computer Science, was part of the winning research team for Making Impact in Tech City for City’s Research on Entrepreneurship, which also included Professor Charles Baden-Fuller, Professor Costas Andriopoulos, Professor Fleura Bardhi, Dr Vangelis Soutaris, Dr Caroline Wiertz and Dr Stefania Zerbinati, of Cass Business School. 

University ResearchDr Eduardo Alonso, Reader in Computing, was a winner for Neural network controllers for power grids and renewable energies: Validation and commercialization. Dr Greg Slabaugh and Dr Tillman Weyde, Senior Lecturers in the Department of Computer Science, collaborated with Dr Elliot Freeman and Dr Stian Reimers (Department of Psychology) of the School of Arts & Social Sciences and Professor Gary Morgan (Division of Language and Communication Science) of the School of Health Sciences on their winning entry, Improving speech comprehension by delaying sound.  Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor Panicos Kyriacou, is delighted with the School’s performance in this year’s URC: “The research projects submitted by academics from our School were impressive and were suitably matched by our excellent performance. I wish to congratulate all of our winners. The high degree of inter-School collaboration was also worthy of consideration and clearly discredits the myth that academics only work in silos”.

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