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Handbook of Smart Cities published

The Handbook of Smart Cities, edited by Prof. Juan Carlos Augusto, is now published by the Springer. It is the largest publication in the area so far, and Prof. Juan donated to the library one of the handbooks (two volumes).

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PC co-chair for Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) 2021

Dr Kai Xu is the PC co-chair for the 39th Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) conference, which just successfully completed in early September. The CGVC conference series is the annual conference organised by EuroGraphics UK chapter. It covers everything Visualisation related, including graphics, games, AR/VR, and data visualisation. This is the second year the conference is completely […]

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New Journal on Smart Cites and Society

Prof. Juan Augusto founded a new Journal on Smart Cites and Society that is published by IOS Press. More details are available on the journal homepage.

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Outstanding Presentation at RSSC 2021 Conference

Congratulations to Sam Hepenstal, Leishi Zhang and William Wong, whose presentation titled ‘An Evaluation of System Transparency to Support Intellectual Judgements’ was awarded ‘Outstanding Oral Presentation’ at the Middlesex Research Student Summer Conference (RSSC) 2021! Below is the presentation abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems can aid criminal intelligence analysis, for example by speeding up the […]

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AdvMLTester by CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme)

Dr Mahdi Aiash and Dr Hector Menendez have obtained further funding to develop their AdvMLTester project into a commercial product. The project aims at detecting potentially exploitable vulnerabilities in machine learning systems. The project is funded under CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme), a pre-seed accelerator programme in the cybersecurity ecosystem to convert academic ideas […]

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Expert Fellow of the EPSRC SPRITE+ Network

Dr Kai Xu is elected as an Expert Fellow of the EPSRC SPRITE+ Network in recognition of his expertise in data analysis and human-centred machine learning. SPRITE+ is a research network funded by EPSRC, the UK research council on engineering and physical sciences. The focus of the research network is ‘Security, Privacy, Identity, Trust in the Digital […]

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Dr Kai Xu is elected as a Director for the UK Chapter of the EuroGraphics Association (EGUK)

Dr Kai Xu is elected as a Director for the UK Chapter of the EuroGraphics Association (EGUK). Founded in 1981, EGUK is the UK branch of Eurographics, a world-wide organisation devoted to the needs of professionals in computer graphics and all related visual disciplines. Membership of the UK Chapter comes from being an EG member living […]

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Machine Learning for Medical Research

The state of the art AI technology has been playing significant role in medical fields. Recently, led by Prof Xiaohong Gao, Middlesex University is in partnership with several other institutions and NHS hospitals working on AI in early detection of cancers (funded by CRUK), AI in visualisation of HPV virus (funded by The Royal Society) […]

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EPSRC grant to support Covid19 modelling

Dr Kai Xu is a co-investigator on the EPSRC grant RAMP VIS that aims to support epidemiologists in the fight against Covid19. It started as a volunteer effort, led by Prof. Min Chen from Oxford University. A team of 20 visualisation researchers from over 10 different universities worked closely with epidemiologists who are modelling various aspects of […]

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Prof Juan Augusto is now a member of the BCS-SGAI Steering Committee

Prof Juan Augusto has been appointed (from December 2020 onwards) as a member of the BCS-SGAI Steering Committee. BCS SGAI is the Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence from the British Computer Society. The full list of committee members can be seen here