Congratulations to Prof Ed Galea, Dr Hui Xie, Dr Steve Deere, Dr Lynn Hulse and Mr David Cooney of the Fire Safety Engineering Group, University of Greenwich for the achievement of the prestigious award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (UK Chapter).
The winning project, on Construction site evacuation safety: Evacuation strategies for tall construction sites, was a result of team effort and ‘it was also a great example of what can be achieved when academics partner with industry’, according to Professor Ed Galea.
“Outstanding, unique and informative research in an area seldom explored. There is great potential to make the construction environment and all those who work in it safer from fire and this research provides data and tools to achieve this objective.” SFPE
At the recently held 22nd EMPC – the European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference – the Computational Mechanics and Reliability Group (CMRG) at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences has received the prestigious Best Paper Award for their work entitled “Packaging Challenges and Reliability Performance of Compound Semiconductor Focal Plane Arrays”.
Taimoor’s current work “On Synthesis of Runtime Security Monitor for IoT Applications” has won the Best Paper Award at ICS-CSR (http://www.ics-csr.com) today. The event isco-organized by Air Bus and is very well respected in industrial and practical solutions for ICS security. The Global Head of Cyber Defense, Siemens was head of jury for the selection of awards.
Strategic Lifetime Decision-maker (SLTD) which is a multi-objective optimisation tool for fire safety in buildings. A hackathon-based workshop to finalise proposed solutions and presentations is now due to take place on 22-23 May 2019 – again at IET London: Savoy Place. This free event will bring together industry experts, building owners, tech start-ups, coders and developers with the aim of creating new fire safety solutions that could radically change the face of fire safety in the UK and around the world.
A festival created by Lindsay Keith which uses a virtual natural disaster scenario to get young people interested in science has won Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community at the Times Higher Education Awards.
The 3 Minute Thesis competition is always a great event and a fantastic rehearsal for research students to begin to articulate their projects to broader audiences. In the recent heats, our Faculty winners were:
Postgraduate Researcher from Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS), Ala Barzinji, has not just been working on her research on the ”prediction and identification of child obesity using machine learning”, she has been cooking up a storm in her kitchen too! Ala was awarded the prestigious Gourmand International Cookbook Award for her book ”Traditional Kurdish Food: An insight into Kurdish culinary heritage”. In this book she has shared traditional Kurdish recipes and those looking to try new recipes can grab a copy of the book on Amazon: