Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

News

  • Success in UK Government 5G Testbeds & Trials Initiative

    Strathclyde was announced as one of six winning bids of the UK Government’s Department of Digital, Media, Communications and Sport (DCMS) 5G Testbeds and Trials. The University, lead partner, will work alongside Cisco Systems on a project titled ‘5GRuralFirst: Dynamic Rural Coverage and Dynamic Spectrum Access Testbed and Trial’.  The £7.3m project, including a £4.3m grant from DCMS, will deliver testbeds and trials to exploit 5G benefits for rural communities and industries including agriculture, broadcasting, and utilities. The aim is to address the challenges of and build the business case for 5G rural deployment. 

    Professor Bob Stewart of the Department's Institute for Signals, Sensors and Communications, who leads the project, said: “This is an exciting project bringing together academia, industry and government.  Working with partners we aim to be demonstrating the end-to-end use cases of 5G mobile and wireless technology across a spectrum of applications.”

    Along with lead industry partner, Cisco, other key participants include Microsoft, BBC R&D, British Telecom, Parallel Wireless, Zeeta Networks, and Agri-Epi Centre, and principal partner, the Surrey 5G Innovation Centre.

  • EPSRC funded secured for offshore wind ORACLES project

    An exciting partnership between the University and one of the UK's biggest marine services companies will explore the potential for substantial cost reduction for offshore wind. The ORACLES project (Offshore Renewables ACess, Loss Estimation and Safety) led by Strathclyde, working with Exeter University, James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and Generating Better will develop advanced decision-making tools to maximise the available working time on offshore turbines, while keeping crew safety at very high levels.

    The team secured EPSRC funding to develop advanced decision-making algorithms which will enable operational cost reductions of up to £15 million for each offshore project. Project lead Dr David McMillan said: ‘We are happy to be working with JFMS, Exeter and Generating Better to reduce the cost of wind energy at this crucial time for the sector. This award gives us an excellent platform to achieve lower offshore wind energy costs and establish a sustainable long-term future for the industry and its supply chain."

  • Beyond the Data Science Hype...

    The Department is showing the way in delivering industrial value from data analytics. While data science and Big Data are prevalent in terms of their coverage, there are still practical and organisational challenges in embedding this technology within industrial facilities.

    On 19th March, EEE brought over 80 stakeholders together for a workshop on the challenges, opportunities and case studies of applying data science in industrial environments. Aggreko, CGI, EDF Energy, iOpt, Open Grid Systems, SP Energy Networks, and SSE provided case studies on where they intend to extract more value from their data. Opportunities for improved monitoring and asset management, lifetime extension of equipment, early identification of failures and optimisation of operation were uncovered.

    The event was part of The DataLab’s DataFest18 Programme and attracted data scientists and researchers, allowing knowledge exchange and discussion between the users and developers of data analytics. Neil Brown, of The Datalab, commented: “This event provided excellent guidance on real world industrial problems that the data science community can collaborate with industry to solve”. Dr Joanna McKenzie from SSE, commented: “The event provided some excellent case studies, and reinforced the way companies in a number of industries are facing similar challenges in fully embracing value from analytics – challenges in change management and in people management as well as in developing analytics capabilities.

    Prof Stephen McArthur, organiser and Chair of the event added: “This reinforces Strathclyde’s leading position in Industrial Informatics, which is the delivery of AI and data science in industrial environments.  The event supported the development of new partnerships and collaborations to move the field forward.”

Events

  • Mon-Fri
    June
    11-15
    Telecommunications Schools Outreach Programme 

    As part of its Outreach Programme, the Department is hosting the DG Smith Telecommunications summer school.  Open to secondary schools in Greater Glasgow and the surrounding area, it is suitable for S4 pupils, interested in exploring STEM subjects and in particular, communications....5G and beyond!

    The summer school will involve a series of practical and lab-based engineering challenges, engaging with academic and technical staff.  There will also be a Big Project, designed to develop pupils technical, entrepreneurial and business skills. Opportunities will be given to explore the department, chat with student mentors about what it's like to study engineering and attend the Scottish Space School Public Lecture. Through generous support from the DG Smith family, awards will be made to the pupils and schools of the winning Big Project team.

    To find out more or register your school to participate, contact Morag Aitken or t: 0141 548 2142.

  • Mon-Fri
    June
    18-22
    Engineering with Future for Girls - Outreach Programme

    The Faculty of Engineering, in partnership with BP and BAM Nuttall, is hosting a week-long non-residential summer school for S3 girls in Scottish secondary schools.

    The school aims to inspire more female pupils to consider engineering as a career and university option. 

  • Mon-Fri
    June
    25-29
    Accelerate - Outreach Programme

    You thinking about going to University? Then why not take part in Accelerate - a one-week non-residential outreach programme for S4-S6 pupils?

    During the week, you'll take part in a series of challenges, learn about electronic & electrical engineering and the great career opportunities it offers. You'll do design and build projects in our labs, chat with academic and industry experts, and be mentored by existing students. Applications now open!

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Success in European Space Innovation Competition

Dr Carmine Clemente, Domenico Gaglione, Christos Ilioudis and Professor John Soraghan won Europe's biggest space technology innovation competition. Their low-cost early detection system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles was overall and UK regional winner! Following their success, the team was interviewed by the BBC - take a look!

MSc Autonomous Robotic Intelligent Systems

Announcing a new 1-year taught MSc focused on state-of-the-art autonomous control technologies and machine learning, with applications in robotics, sensor networks, big data analytics and AI programming. Delivered jointly with the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, you'll undertake advanced classes, a 3 month research project and have the opportunity to engage with industry partners including Xilinx, Texas Instruments and MathWorks.
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#weareinternational: Utkarsh Dwivedi

Utkarsh Dwivedi came to Strathclyde from India to study in our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Find out what he thinks of his #strathlife!

Celebrating Success

More than 80 students joined the Department’s growing network of international alumni, following presentation of their degrees at the University’s Autumn Congregations.

a group of students pose for a selfie straight after graduation