City academic elected to prestigious RSA Fellowship
City University London Professor of Pervasive Computing, Professor Adrian Cheok, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
The RSA is an enlightenment organisation which is committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today's social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship, it "seeks to understand and enhance human capability to close the gap between today's reality and people's hopes for a better world".
Based in London and founded in 1754, the RSA was granted a Royal Charter in 1847 and the right to use the term Royal in its name by King Edward VII in 1908.
The RSA Fellowship is a network of people from a wide range of backgrounds, united by a desire to build a better society. There are over 27,000 Fellows in more than 80 countries, working together for the benefit of their communities.
The RSA supports Fellows in developing local networks and initiatives and through RSA Catalyst programme it provides money and expertise to Fellow-led ideas that aim to have a positive social impact. Through his Mixed Reality Lab, Professor Cheok explores mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, embedded systems and power electronics. He and his colleagues are actively researching in the field of 'experience communication', by digitally conveying smell and touch.
Reacting to news of his Fellowship, Professor Cheok said:
"Being elected a Fellow of the RSA is without doubt an honour for both myself and City. It is even more of an honour to join a highly respected society whose past and present members include Charles Dickens, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, William Hogarth, John Diefenbaker, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee and is committed to finding innovative and practical solutions to today's social challenges. Further to this, my election to the RSA falls in line with the goals of City in making a real impact on business and the professions."
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