School holds fourth Research Conference

Following the success of School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) three previous Research Conferences, a fourth Conference was held on 15th January 2016 in the Woolf Building on the Canterbury campus.

Almost 120 members of EDA staff and postgraduate students attended, along with representatives from Kent Innovation and Enterprise, Research Services, the Faculty of Sciences and the School’s Engineering Industrial Panel.

Oral presentations were given on current work by postgraduate students and staff from each research group and also, Professor Erol Hepsaydir – Head of RAN Strategy and Architecture, Three UK. There were three repeated poster sessions for the presentation of fifty posters produced by the postgraduate students, research fellows and academic staff.

This year the school introduced for the first time a research video competition at the conference. First Prize was awarded to Pruet Putjorn for his video “OBSY: Observation Learning System”. The Second Prize was awarded jointly to Lijuan Wang and Jinyu Liu for their video ‘Multi-phase Flow Metering through Statistical Data Fusion’

The conference was designed to promote interdisciplinary research and foster internal and external collaborations within the School and beyond, to enhance the transferable and professional skills (communication, presentation and networking skills) of postgraduate researchers and to improve communications and interactions between academic staff, researchers and support staff within the School.

Dr Jim Ang, Senior Lecturer in Multimedia and Digital Systems was pleased by the effort by the students to produce Research Videos to disseminate their work beyond academia.