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Post-doc position available on POSEIDON Project

This position relates to EU-funded project on PersOnalized Smart Environments to increase Inclusion of people with DOwn’s SyNdrome (POSEIDON) which is hosted by the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments within the School of Science and Technology at Middlesex University (London).

The candidate will undertake a range of research tasks as a key member of the POSEIDON project research team. The POSEIDON project is a multi-disciplinary project which focuses on the creation of an intelligent environment to support inclusion of people with Down’s Syndrome. One of the important contributions from our team is in helping to create a mixed reality environment to support education and training of people with Down’s syndrome at home, at school and at work. Our contribution in this area will require expertise in areas like Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, or Mixed Reality. The post will be located in the School of Science and Technology at Middlesex University’s Hendon campus in London, and will be a member of the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments.

We are looking for enthusiastic professionals with experience in and a passion for research. Especially of interest for this post will be those with experience in Intelligent Environments, and more specifically in areas like Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality.

We expect candidates to have been involved in research activities including a track record of high quality publications. Also desirable is to be able to provide evidence to have contributed to obtaining research funds.

For informal enquiries please write to: Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto (j.augusto@mdx.ac.uk) Head of the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments

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EU funds project on inclusion with Middlesex University participation

Researchers from our department attracted funding from the EU through the call “ICT for smart and personalised inclusion” (Objective ICT-2013.5.3). The project title is: PersOnalized Smart Environments to increase Inclusion of people with DOwn’s syNdrome (POSEIDON).

The Middlesex University team is a multi-disciplinary team with including colleagues from other departments of our S&T School.  The main focus for our contribution will be on the creation of Context-Awareness services for the system to guide people with Down’s Syndrome to achieve their daily goals.  We will also contribute to part of the Human-Computer Interfaces aspects of the project, and to Standards.

The Project Partners are: Karde, Middlesex University, Fraunhofer, Tellu, Funka Nu, BIS, and Down’s Syndrome Associations from Norway, Germany and UK.

The project starts on the 1st of November 2013.

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From left to right: Professor Tony Clark, Mrs. Gill Whitney, Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto (team coordinator) and Dr. Rui Loureiro

 

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New EPSRC grant

Franco Raimondi has been awarded an EPSRC grant in collaboration with Natasha Alechina (School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham) for the Verification of Resource-Bounded Multi-Agents Systems (VRBMAS). More details about the project can be found at the project’s web site: http://www.vrbmas.org.

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The project team. From feft to right: Hoang Nga Nguyen, Franco Raimondi, Natasha Alechina, Brian Logan.

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Congratulations to Dr Pratap Chillakanti

Pratap Chillakanti has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Secure Collaboration in Onboarding”. His supervisory team included Dr Geetha Abeysinghe, Ms Elli Georgiadou, Prof C V Ramamoorthy (external supervisor from UC Berkeley) and the late Prof Colin Tully. The external examiner was  Prof Keith Phalp, from Bournemouth University and the internal examiner was Dr Nawaz Khan.

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91% overall satisfaction: Thank you!

Thank you to all our students for this excellent result!

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You can see additional details at this link:

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/Compare-Courses/List/10004351FT-144I102K3,10007788FT-UG_CSTX_KIS,10007774FT-G400,10007784FT-UBSCOMSING05,10003645FT-UBSH3CSCS

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Papers accepted at AAMAS 2013 and TACAS 2013

Papers by department members have been accepted at AAMAS 2013 and TACAS 2013, both very good conferences in Computer Science. For details, see this link.

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