We are delighted to welcome Dr Annabel Latham as the new Chair of IEEE UK and Ireland Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group. Annabel takes over from Dr Keeley Crockett who saved as Chair from 2014-2018. Dr Annabel Latham is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the School of Computing and Mathematics at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Cyber Science is an IEEE sponsored event, in partnership with Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, and University of Derby. The event comprises four joint and co-located internationally refereed and reputable conferences, namely: Cyber Situational Awareness (CyberSA), Social Media, Cyber Security and Cyber Incident. A premier event featuring academia, industry and government.
IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group is a newly formed Group; the first Group in Region 8. It now has over 120 members. Applications are invited from suitably experienced and qualified UK & Ireland Blockchain members for the role of a UK & I Blockchain Group Secretary.
HISTELCON 2019 will be in the IEEE UK and Ireland Section, in Glasgow, Scotland on 18th and 19th September 2019. The primary theme is ‘historic computers’ with an aim to include papers on those inventions and developments which have not already been the subject of extensive historical publications, and to include the contribution special purpose processors have made to the development and use of advanced digital signal processing methods in many applications areas.
As the new Chair of the IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Professor Krishna Busawon intends to further promote and put Control Systems at the forefront of the Engineering discipline in the UK and Ireland, and encourage new prospective students to undertake control-engineering courses for their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Professor Tariq Durrani OBE, and IEEE Life Fellow has been elected as a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is among 16 new Foreign Members elected to the Academy this year from throughout the world, and is the first person from Scotland to receive such recognition since the Academy’s foundation in 1964.
The Life Members Affinity Group held 4 meetings in 2018, and in addition organised the unveiling ceremony for the Milestone plaque awarded to the Physics Department at Dundee University. The IEEE President-Elect, Jose Moura, unveiled a plaque commemorating the work of Walter Spear and Peter LeComber in the 1970-1980 era that led to the development of the liquid crystal flat panel display used today for television screens and computer monitors.
Following an eNotice circulated to the Section last week, the Blockchain Group already has over 100 members; that's quite astonishing. The vision of the Blockchain Group is to become the most vibrant and active chapter in our Section dedicated to serving and providing member value. Membership to the UK&I Blockchain Group is, and will remain, free.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Reading has a PhD Opportunity in Deep Learning and Image Analysis and is inviting applicants for the post. The project is multi-disciplinary research involving an excellent team of supervisors with the necessary background in machine learning, hydrology, observation systems, and data assimilation to successfully advise and guide the student throughout the project.
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