EPS in the news

External coverage

  • Professor Richard A Williams, Head of College, took part in a conference and press briefing on liquid air as a future energy vector. This appeared on Sky News, Renewable Energy Magazine, Business Intelligence Middle East, Institution of Electrical Engineers and Green Car Congress, http://www.executiveinterviews.com/delivery/v1/mini/default.asp?order=UK05916a  
  • The Times Higher Education featured ‘Caveat Coercitor’, an internet-based system that aims to detect coercion in internet and postal voting, developed by University computer scientists. Professor Mark Ryan is quoted, http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/campus-round-up-6-june-2013/2004281.article
  • Professor Richard Williams, Head of College, contributed an article to The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/when-the-wind-blows-we-must-capture-it-for-a-calmer-day-14909
  • Professor Bob Stone's (School of EECE) research into the use of virtual reality to aid rehabilitation was the lead story in the New Scientist, http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829211.900-the-fake-outdoors-nature-that-isnt-real-still-heals.html#.UcBWk3ergrk
  • Professor Martin Freer, Director of Research, contributed 'To reach emissions targets, government must invest in nuclear' to The Conversation, http://theconversation.com/to-reach-emissions-targets-government-must-invest-in-nuclear-15074
  • Dr Simon Cotton, School of Chemistry, recently recorded a podcast for the Royal Society of Chemistry on VX (the nastiest nerve gas in use) which includes history on Sarin and other nerve gases, http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/06/vx-sarin-tabun-nerve-weapon-podcast
  • UK’s brightest Computer Science students join successful Asidua Scholarship Programme: http://www.asidua.com/portal/news-and-events/news/uks-brightest-computer-science-students-join-successful-asidua-scholarship
  • PRISM, a software tool for modelling and studying the behaviour of real-life systems, has been selected to participate in the 2013 Google Summer of Code scheme: http://www.prismmodelchecker.org/news/2013-04-gsoc.php
  • First prize at the Orange Data for Development Challenge went to a team of researchers from the School of Computer Science: http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/05/02/fighting-disease-with-cellphone-data/ , http://www.unglobalpulse.org/D4D-Winning-Research  
  • The new Guardian league table places the School of Computer Science at number one in the UK for Computer Science, http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2013/jun/04/university-guide-computer-sciences-it
  • The School of Civil Engineering has climbed to 6th in the UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2013/jun/04/university-guide-engineering-civil-


  • Birmingham joins the world's largest nuclear physics research facility, http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2013/04/03-May-13-Birmingham-joins-the-worlds-largest-nuclear-physics-research-facility.aspx  
  • Big Data for Development: Mobile phone data could be used to prevent the spread of epidemics in developing countries, http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2013/04/02-May-13-Big-Data-for-Development-Mobile-phone-data-could-be-used-to-prevent-the-spread-of-epidemics-in-developing-countries.aspx  
  • New e-voting system to flag up coercion, www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2013/05/21-May-13-New-e-voting-system-to-flag-up-coercion.aspx  
  • Cosmic giants shed new light on dark matter, http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2013/06/13-Jun-13-Cosmic-giants-shed-new-light-on-dark-matter.aspx
  • Student project shortlisted for UK BSc Final Year Computer Science Project 2013, http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/sys/news/content/2013/06/18/student-project-shortlisted-for-uk-bsc-final-year-computer-science-project-2013/
  • Student project accepted in Google Summer of Code, http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/sys/news/content/2013/06/17/student-project-accepted-in-google-summer-of-code/


  • Dr Mirco Musolesi, School of Computer Science, and colleagues’ use of mobile phone data, for studying the geographic evolution of country-wide epidemics and advising on strategies to avoid spreading the infection further was featured by the Wall Street Journal. The project won the Orange Data for Development Competition announced at the MIT Media Lab this week. http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/05/02/fighting-disease-with-cellphone-data/?KEYWORDS=anna+leach