Teng and Sei Ping Present Research17th March 2015
Today marked the 10th anniversary of the Coventry-Southampton research exchange visits, which we started back in 2005 (when I was a PhD student!). Since their inital beginnings, these visits have broadened to also incorporate research going on at Cambridge University. The purpose of the visits is to share research on pervasive systems in an informal environment, and give research students an opportunity to get experience presenting their work and to receive friendly feedback and advice from an external audience.
Teng and Sei Ping Presenting their Research
Photo copyright Edy Putu, 2015
At this year's event, held at Coventry University, Sei Ping and Teng gave 30 minute presentations on their research, which is probably one of the last presentations they're going to give before their PhD vivas - so an excellent opportunity for some feedback!
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Davide Wins Faculty 3-Minute-Thesis Competition4th March 2015
Congratulations go to Davide Zilli, who won first-place at the Faculty round of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. He competed against 9 other excellent candidates. He now goes forward to the University-round of the competition in early-May.
His talk, titled 'Monitoring endangered wildlife with Smartphones,' was on the topic of his PhD research, investigating the use of bioacoustics for smartphone-powered citizen science. In particular, the New Forest Cicada is the only cicada native ... [more]
Research Featured in New Scientist12th September 2013
Our research into the use of smartphones to for biodiversity monitoring has been featured in New Scientist.
The New Forest Cicada is the only cicada native to the UK and, having not been seen for many years, is at great danger of becoming extinct. One of my PhD students, Davide Zilli, is investigating whether or not the millions of annual visitors to the New Forest National Park can be turned into mobile biodiversity sensors, using the smartphones that they carry with them.
"Biologists lik... [more]