December 2014

Working with industry keeps Brunel at the cutting edge

Globally significant industry partnerships that place Brunel at the cutting edge of engineering innovation, new technology and research into sustainable energy have driven the university’s success in REF2014.

Investing in staff secures world-leading research

Giving academics the time to develop their research projects was central to Brunel University London’s success in REF2014.

Size matters – engineering and design research among London’s biggest and best

Brunel has been recognised for its quality of research in engineering – recording the third largest submission among London universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Ultrasound cuts costs in producing aluminium alloys

Scientists at Brunel University London have confirmed that treating molten metal with ultrasound is a cleaner, greener and more efficient route to produce high quality castings.

Wheelchair users demand a stylish future

Design students at Brunel University London are set to inject some glitz and glamour as well as making life a little bit easier for the world’s wheelchair users.

September 2014

Brunel Professor is a very fine fellow

Head of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel University London, Professor Asoke Nandi, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering - one of the profession’s highest honours.  

Malcolm Clarke awarded IEEE-SA Standards Medallion

Malcolm Clarke, from the Department of Computer Science, has been awarded an IEEE-SA Standards Medallion for key contribution to the 11073-PHD standard family and excellent leadership at the 11073-LL Working Group.

Miqing Li awarded Best Student Paper at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2014 (CEC-2014)

Miqing Li, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, has just been announced as the winner of the Best Student Paper Award for the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC-2014).

August 2014

College Confirmed as Leading Light by Academic Peers

The authoritative world university guide to academic rankings published by the sector “bible” the Times Higher Education (THE) places the college in the UK top ten and world top 100 for its subject areas.

This Year’s Graduates Rate Their Courses

As a new academic year is set to begin the Higher Education Funding Council for England has announced the National Student Survey results based on interviews with students who graduated in July.

June 2014

Dr. Pamela Abbott has been awarded prestigious Best Paper Award for 2013 for the Journal of Strategic Information Systems

Dr. Pamela Abbott from the Department of Computer Science has been awarded Best Paper Award for 2013 for the Journal of Strategic Information Systems (one of the top 8 journals in the field of Information Systems). The award-winning paper, "From boundary spanning to creolization: A study of Chinese software and services outsourcing vendors" reports on how cross-cultural collaboration works in practice.

Department of Computer Science to host the second ever UK Women Who Code (WWC) Symposium

The Department of Computer Science at Brunel University is honoured to host the second ever UK meeting of Women Who Code (WWC) on June 24, 2014 at 17:30 in St John’s, SJ050. WWC is a global non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in tech. It was first founded in San Francisco (USA) in 2011 and already has more than 10,000 members worldwide.

May 2014

Professor Terry Young appointed Associate Dean of the Imperial College Health Partners steering group

The Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP) steering group has recently appointed Professor Terry Young as Associate Dean of the group.

Professor Terry Young from the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University, who has also recently been named as one of the Top Innovators in the NHS by the Health Service Journal, will be taking on this prestigious role with immediate effect.


As a recognition of excellence, Dr Alessio Malizia awarded prestigious Senior Member Status by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Alessio Malizia, has been awarded the highly prestigious Senior Member Grade by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society with over 92,000 members, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

Deadline Extended: Paid Opportunity to be an Institute of Physics Ambassador

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed individual to act as an IOP Ambassador for a physics teacher training event to be held at the Brunel University London on Wednesday 28 May.

Layal gets a second Benguin!

Congratulations once again to Layal Hakim from the Department of Mathematics, who has been named winner of the ‘Student Teacher of the Year Award’ for the second year running.

Brunel rises 15 places in Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings

Brunel rises 15 places in THE 100 Under 50 rankings

April 2014

Computer Science related research at Brunel University highly ranked in Sir Andrew Witty's Review of Universities and Growth

Computer Science related research at Brunel University in the fields of 'Big Data' and 'Information Economy' have been regonised in Sir Andrew Witty's recent Review of Universities and Growth.

Dr David Bell from Department of Computer Science has secured Technology Strategy Board grant for iSEE project

The Interactive Social Experience Engine (iSEE) for History and Heritage - A Dorset Prehistoric Feasibility Study Project. A £55,000 grant has been awarded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to The Dorset Experience project to explore the delivery of history and heritage information into the countryside. The project is a partnership between Brunel University and Dorset County Museumand features a multi-skilled team from the Schools of Arts and Department of Computer Science (DCS).

School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics students recognised at the Research Student Conference.

Congratulations to Konrad Hoppe and Xiang Yu from the Maths department and Helga Lecca from the Computer Science department who were recognised at the Research Student Conference.

Who won the Easter Bunny Hunt Competition?

The Maths Department recently held its Annual Easter Bunny Hunt.

March 2014

Three Year EPSRC Grant to Detect Faults in Software Systems

Dr Tracy Hall and Dr Steve Counsell, both Readers in the Department of Information Systems and Computing, have been awarded 3 years of EPSRC funding (~£500k FEC) to develop better ways in which to detect faults in software systems.

Maths student recognised at Employability Awards

Congratulations to Maths student Connor Adams who picked up a commendation for 'Best Placement Student' for his exemplary work at NetApp.

February 2014

Professor Dany Nobus welcomes you our Public Lecture Series.

Professor Dany Nobus welcomes you to come along to hear distinguished speakers at our Public Lecture Series. 

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Award of Fellowship to Dr Elena Boguslavskaya

Dr Elena Boguslavskaya, who has been working in the Department of Mathematics as an hourly-paid lecturer, has just been awarded a Fellowship by the Daphne Jackson Trust.

Britain's Big Data Skills Gap: our new Data Science MSc will help graduates to fill it

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Master’s course in September 2014:  Data Science and Analytics MSc, run in conjunction with SAS, a market leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.

January 2014

CHOICE - 'Strengthening Chinese Collaboration on ICT R&D with Europe’

CHOICE - 'Strengthening Chinese Collaboration on ICT R&D with Europe' is a Support action (SA) project in ICT Call 10 of FP7-ICT-2013-10 that commenced on 1 January 2014 and will run until 31 December 2015. The Project Coordinator is Dr T J Owens and the Project Manager Dr T Itagaki of the Centre for Multimedia Communications Research.

AMEE-LIFEPASS Research Seminar No.2 by Professor Yusuf Altintas at H313 (Howell Building), 10.00am on Thursday 30th January

AMEE-LIFEPASS presents a research seminar "Virtual High Performance Machining" by Professor Yusuf Altintas. Professor Yusuf Altintas is an international well-known figure in manufacturing engineering, particularly in the fields of machining dynamics and virtual machine tools/machining.

Brunel Engineering ranked in the top 10 in the UK

Brunel Engineering was ranked 10th in the UK in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology. The rankings judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. For more information on the World University Rankings please see http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/subject-ranking/subject/engineering-and-IT

Point of Care Diagnostics and the Developing World Symposium

On the 13th January the first Point of Care Diagnostics and the Developing World Symposium was held at Brunel University.

Seminar on New Developments in CO2 Transcritical Refrigeration

We are delighted to host the seminar ‘New Developments in CO2 Transcritical Refrigeration’ at Brunel University on Thursday 23rd January 2014. The seminar is jointly organised by the Research Councils UK National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) and GEA Searle.

Why do bacteria kill us and harm us? Find out in Professor Nigel Saunders' Inaugural Lecture on 23 January.

Find out the answer  in Professor Nigel Saunders' Inaugural Lecture on 23 January 2014.



SED PhD Research Studentship supported by the Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust

The School of Engineering & Design is pleased to announce a PhD studentship is available, supported by the Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust.

There is life after Brunel!

For an insight into careers in the world of finance come along to the second in our 'Life After Brunel' series.

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