Professor Juan Carlos Augusto has been elected senior member of AAAI. As mentioned on the nomination page, “Senior Member status is designed to recognize AAAI members who have achieved significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence“, http://www.aaai.org/Awards/senior.php.
A new journal proposed by Juan Carlos Augusto and titled “Reliable Intelligent Environments” has officially been accepted by Springer. More details to appear soon.
Barnaby Martin has been awarded an EPSRC First Grant worth £125k for “Infinite-domain Constraint Satisfaction Problems”. He will shortly be advertising for a year’s postdoctoral amanuensis.
The Neuromorphic Embodied Agents that Learn project (NEAL) is part of the The Human Brain Project funded by the EU. This project builds on our earlier Cell Assembly Robot (CABot) work and extends it. NEAL will translate the Java based fatiguing leaky integrate and fire neural model and system to PyNN, which in turn will be translated to the SpiNNaker and HICANN neuromorphic hardware. Additional details are available at http://www.cwa.mdx.ac.uk/NEAL/NEAL.html. The project members are:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Head of the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to all our students for this excellent result!
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