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June 2021

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Queen Mary Engagement and Impact Awards 2021

17 June 2021

Join the Centre for Public Engagement and Impact teams on Wednesday 30 June from 4.30-6.30pm to celebrate some of the brilliant impact and public engagement activity happening across Queen Mary, and our wider contributions to society. Register now to join the event and celebrate the work of Queen Mary staff, ... [more]

Dr Nay Aung

IADS researchers awarded Impact Fund internal funding to help enable and accelerate impact from their innovative research

16 June 2021

Queen Mary has awarded 13 academics across all three Faculties with Impact Fund internal funding to support generation of impact from their innovative research. The Queen Mary Impact Fund programme is a new, harmonised approach to allocating Queen Mary's impact-enabling internal funds: UKRI Research England Higher Education Innovation Fund (via Queen ... [more]

Dr John Robson

NHS Health Checks are not helping people who need them most

14 June 2021

According to a seven year study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, involving more than three million people, only 8 per cent of those at greater risk of heart disease who would benefit from taking statins, were prescribed them. Since NHS Health Check's introduction in 2009, the programme's uptake ... [more]

Dr Julia Ramirez

Could your smart watch alert you to risk of sudden death?

9 June 2021

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could ultimately enable smart watches to alert wearers to potentially deadly changes in their heart rhythm. The research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, could help to identify people at risk of sudden death. Every year in the UK thousands of people die ... [more]

Dr Elke Schwarz

Have Autonomous Robots Started Killing in War?

7 June 2021

A number of publications tentatively have recently declared, that killer robots may have hunted down humans autonomously for the first time, based on a UN report from the Libyan civil war. Dr Elke Schwarz, a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen Mary said: "In my work I try and ... [more]

Dr Sergio Ioppolo

Astronomers Discover a Key Life Ingredient in Dark Cloud in Deep Space

7 June 2021

One of the most important molecules in cell membranes was recently discovered in an unexpected place: a dense cloud of dust and gas in space. Astronomers spotted the telltale spectral signature of a molecule called ethanolamine in a molecular cloud near the center of our galaxy. Using data from the ... [more]

Professor Ian Walden

Digital Forensics Experts Prone to Bias

4 June 2021

Devices such as phones, laptops and flash drives are becoming increasingly central to police investigations, but the reliability of digital forensics experts' evidence has been called into question. A study found that experts tended to find more or less evidence on a suspect's computer hard drive to implicate or exonerate ... [more]

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Turing Events (June 2021): Turing Lecture: Engineering the future of medicine, Atlas of AI, Breaking the code: Alan Turing's legacy in 2021

1 June 2021

Event: The Turing Lectures: Engineering the future of medicine with René Vidal Date: Tuesday 8 June 2021 Time: 15:00 - 16:30 Audience: This is a technical talk, suitable for researchers in the field. Summary: Developments in machine learning mean that researchers now have access to a range of automatic methods for interpreting biomedical data, ... [more]


May 2021

Professor Nick Bryan-Kinns

Podcast: How AI and androids could shape the music of the future?

28 May 2021

Professor Nick Bryan-Kinns, Professor of Interaction Design and Director of the EPSRC+AHRC Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen Mary University of London, discusses whether artificial intelligence is the new frontier for the music industry. Will Artificial Intelligence and androids soon top the charts? And could ... [more]

Dr Sukhpal Singh Gill

Quantifying COVID-19 Enforced Global Changes in Atmospheric Pollutants using Cloud Computing based Remote Sensing

28 May 2021

New research illustrates the improvement in global air quality due to the reduction in human activities during the pandemic. A new study featuring Dr Sukhpal Singh Gill from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has found air quality improved across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research ... [more]

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov

Queen Mary researchers awarded at world-leading ACM Computer-Human Interaction Conference

28 May 2021

A group of researchers from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of Queen Mary University of London have been awarded an Honourable Mention for their paper. Led by PhD students and lead authors Jack Ratcliffe and Francesco Soave, the paper examined the potential of conducting remote research via ... [more]

Dr Wei Tan

Queen Mary launches new research project to tackle safety concerns with zero emission vehicles

27 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London researchers have been awarded funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop new, lightweight and low-cost materials for the manufacture of safer zero emission vehicles. The project, led by researchers from Queen Mary's Mechanics of Composite Materials Group (MCM), will create an ... [more]

Dr Magda Osman

To what extent are we ruled by unconscious forces?

27 May 2021

Dr Magda Osman, Queen Mary Turing Fellow and Reader in Experimental Psychology at School of Biological and Chemical Science, has recently written an article for the Conversation, entitled "To what extent are we ruled by unconscious forces?". Read the full article here. [more]

Professor Yang Hao

AI Assisted Discovery of New Perovskite-type Materials

26 May 2021

Scientists from Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach to 'fingerprint' existing materials and use this information to discover new ones. AI is increasingly being used to accelerate the discovery, manufacture and deployment of materials. In this study, published in the journal ... [more]

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Help to shape the National AI Strategy

25 May 2021

Earlier this year the AI Council published its AI Roadmap providing strategic advice to the Government on the future direction of artificial intelligence (AI) policy in the UK. Since then, the UK Government has committed to publishing a National AI Strategy. The AI Council, supported by The Alan Turing Institute, ... [more]

Professor Chris Reed

Future AI and IP Framework Roundtable

19 May 2021

Professor Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce Law at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, will participate in the Future of AI and IP Framework roundtable event, organised by UK Government's Office for AI and Intellectual Property Office. The UK Government published its ... [more]

Professor Norman Fenton

What are the chances of that? The church minister's hobby and clever machines

19 May 2021

Professor Norman Fenton, Queen Mary Turing Fellow and Professor of Risk Information Management at School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, has recently contributed a number of articles to the latest issue of the Computer Science for Fun (CS4FN) magazine: Issue 27: Smart Health: Decisions, ... [more]

Professor Claude Chelala

Impact of COVID-19 in patients with hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions in East London

18 May 2021

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) at Queen Mary University of London have conducted a population-based study to explore the risk factors associated with COVID-19 susceptibility and survival in patients with a history of diseases of the liver, pancreas or biliary system - also known as hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) diseases - ... [more]

Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh

Having a healthier heart is associated with better problem-solving and reaction time

17 May 2021

People with healthier heart structure and function appear to have better cognitive abilities, including increased capacity to solve logic problems and faster reaction times, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at University of Oxford. Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh, BHF Clinical Research ... [more]

Professor Maria Liakata

The Turing Test 2.0

17 May 2021

Professor Maria Liakata, Professor of Natural Language Processing at School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, has recently contributed to the PhysicsWorld feature that explores how modern algorithms have transformed our understanding of the "Turing Test" and what it means for artificial intelligence. This article ... [more]

Dr Mark Freestone

In conversation with Dr Mark Freestone - Post-Lockdown Anxiety

11 May 2021

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Communications Manager (School of Medicine and Dentistry) Joel Winston speaks to Dr Mark Freestone, Queen Mary Turing Fellow and Reader in Mental Health at Queen Mary University of London, about 'post-lockdown anxiety' and how people can manage their worries about socialising and returning to ... [more]

Dr David Tsiklauri

Scientists Catch Exciting Magnetic Waves in Action

11 May 2021

Researchers have confirmed the existence of magnetic plasma waves, known as Alfvén waves, in the Sun's photosphere. The study, published in Nature Astronomy, provides new insights into these fascinating waves that were first discovered by the Nobel Prize winning scientist Hannes Alfvén in 1947. The vast potential of these ... [more]

Professor Viji Draviam and Dr David Dang

Advancing Automated Analysis of Microscopy Videos with Zeiss

10 May 2021

Queen Mary has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Carl Zeiss, which will allow the company to enhance and expand their state-of-the-art deep learning tools on the APEER cloud-based digital image processing platform. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK innovate and grow by linking ... [more]

Dr Sukhpal Singh Gill

Introducing HealthFog: Smart Healthcare System for the Automatic Diagnosis of Heart Diseases

10 May 2021

HealthFog: An Ensemble Deep Learning based Smart Healthcare System for Automatic Diagnosis of Heart Diseases in Integrated Internet of Things (IOT) and Fog Computing Environments. HealthFog is a new project focusing on healthcare aspects for heart patients. A real-life healthcare application platform, it analyses and identifies heart diseases automatically, and ... [more]

Professor Paul Heritage

People's Palace Projects hosts groundbreaking digital performance of The Tempest

7 May 2021

The online performance of the Shakespeare play was an adapted production in response to Covid-19, featuring young Peruvian people with autism. People's Palace Projects, in partnership with Flute Theatre (UK) and La Plaza Theatre (Peru), developed the production during a four-week digital theatre laboratory connecting the UK and Peru. The ... [more]

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Queen Mary Turing Fellow Research Projects Showcase event a big success!

6 May 2021

Queen Mary Turing Fellow Research Projects Showcase event took place on Monday, 26 April 2021, 3.00-4.45PM. The event showcased results and impact of three Alan Turing Institute funded projects, led by Queen Mary Turing Fellows: Professor Steve Uhlig, Professor Andrea Cavallaro and Professor Shaogang Gong. Introduction to the event was delivered ... [more]

Dr Christophe Eizaguirre

Queen Mary researchers win prestigious design award for innovative sea turtle behaviour simulator

6 May 2021

Atlantis, a sea turtle behaviour simulator co-created by Queen Mary researchers and designers at Wolf in Motion, has won the IF award for User Experience design. Every year, the iF DESIGN AWARD identifies outstanding design, its relevance for business and everyday life, and awards one of the most important seals ... [more]

Dr Gareth Tyson

Characterising Usage Patterns and Privacy Risks of Home Security Camera Service

5 May 2021

Paper "Characterising Usage Patterns and Privacy Risks of a Home Security Camera Service" by Dr Gareth Tyson, Senior Lecturer at School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Deputy Director of IADS, and collaborators has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. This is the premier journal for mobile ... [more]

Professor Hemant Kocher

Study to investigate how AI could aid early detection of pancreatic cancer

5 May 2021

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) at Queen Mary University of London and Edge Hill University are set to investigate how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The researchers have been awarded a £100,000 start-up grant to explore whether AI holds the potential to ... [more]

Innovation space at Queen Mary Enterprise

Queen Mary opens new Life Science Business Incubation Space in Whitechapel

5 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London has announced the official opening of Queen Mary Enterprise (QME), a new innovation space in the heart of Whitechapel in east London. Designed by international architects NBBJ, the same team behind the Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre (QMB), and located within QMB, the new space ... [more]


April 2021

Professor Kaspar Althoefer

Embodying Intelligence for Human-Robot Tool Handover at the Turing Presents: AI UK Conference 2021

30 April 2021

Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Professor of Robotics Engineering and Head of Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ) at Queen Mary University of London, presented a talk on 'Embodying Intelligence for Human-Robot Tool Handover' at the Turing Presents: AI UK 2021 conference. This conference was organised by the Alan Turing Institute in March 2021 and ... [more]

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Brexit, Digital Platforms and Algorithms: Exploring Competition Policy in the UK

30 April 2021

Competition policy has become a central issue in economics and politics around the world, particularly in light of recent investigations into the practices of large technology companies. These topics were debated at a recent event hosted by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London. Investigations into large ... [more]

Professor Adrian Bevan

Are we seeing signs of new particles?

29 April 2021

You are invited to join the next School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Thursday, 29 April, at 4.30pm on MS Teams discussing signs of new particles. The Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN recently reported evidence for a new type of fundamental interaction, that could be from a ... [more]

Dr Michèle Levi (left) and Dr Kirsty Duffy (right)

Talented Early Career Researchers join Queen Mary on STFC-funded fellowships

29 April 2021

Dr Kirsty Duffy and Dr Michèle Levi have been awarded Ernest Rutherford Fellowships from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to establish their own innovative research programmes at Queen Mary University of London. The prestigious fellowships are awarded to early career researchers with leadership potential in their chosen ... [more]

Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov

From end-users to co-designers: exploring the use of assistive technology amongst wheelchair users

29 April 2021

Original article was published here. Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov, Lecturer in Robotics from the Centre for Advanced Robotics, and Stuart Miller, Lecturer in Biomechanics from the Sports and Exercise Medicine Centre tell us the story of their Large Grant project engaging with the wheelchair community. We all know how important technology ... [more]

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Queen Mary's Engagement and Impact Awards - Nomination Deadline Extended!

28 April 2021

Do you know of a public engagement activity that has made a significant contribution to societal change, or has impacted your own work or that of others within Queen Mary? Or do you know of individuals or teams whose work has made a lasting impact? Nominations are being invited for ... [more]

Dr Dan Stowell

Five ways the Turing is helping tackle climate change

26 April 2021

Research led by Dr Dan Stowell, Lecturer in Machine Learning for Visual Data Analysis and Signal Processing and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, was mentioned in the latest Turing blog post: "Five ways the Turing is helping tackle climate change". Mapping the UK's solar panels There are no comprehensive records of ... [more]

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Turing Fellow Call 2021

23 April 2021

The Alan Turing Institute is launching a new call for Turing Fellows in early May. Mid-to-senior career stage researchers based at the Institute's 13 university partners are invited to apply. The call will remain open for applicants for six weeks until mid-June. Turing Fellows are scholars with proven research excellence in ... [more]

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Queen Mary University of London Turing Fellow Project Presentations Showcase

23 April 2021

Queen Mary University of London Institute of Applied Data Science cordially invites you to attend our Turing Fellow Project Presentations Showcase Event. This event will showcase successes and research outputs from the Alan Turing Institute funded projects led by Queen Mary University of London Turing Fellows. Date and time: Monday, 26 ... [more]

Professor Pat Healey

People and Pandemics - Has Covid 19 Changed Us?

23 April 2021

Professor Patrick Healey, Queen Mary Turing Fellow and Professor of Human Interaction and Head of the Cognitive Science Research Group in the School of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London, will be participating in the next panel discussion of the Queen Mary's Our People and Pandemics series on Thursday, ... [more]

Professor Ruth Ahnert

Data as an Instrument of Coloniality: The Alan Turing Institute's panel discussion on digital and data colonialism

22 April 2021

What do algorithmic racial violence, quarantine applications and vaccination apartheid have to do with the history of European and American colonialism? Register now for the Alan Turing Institute's panel discussion on digital and data colonialism, on Tuesday 27 April, at 3.30-5.00pm. About the event Maps and surveys of "new worlds", ... [more]

Queen Mary Mile End Institute

Brexit, Digital Platforms and Algorithms: Competition Policy in the UK

21 April 2021

The Queen Mary University of London Mile End Institute invites you to join them for their webinar on "Brexit, Digital Platforms and Algorithms: Competition Policy in the UK" next Tuesday, 27 April, at 1pm on Zoom. With investigations into large technology companies' allegedly monopolistic behaviour across the globe, competition policy has ... [more]

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Presenting the Turing Fellow Research Projects

20 April 2021

Presenting the Turing Fellow Research Projects is a new event series taking place across the Alan Turing Institute's university partner network between April – November 2021. The series will take place in two groups: April – June and September – November. In 2018 over 300 Turing Fellows were appointed at the Alan Turing Institute following an ... [more]

Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh

Study strengthens links between red meat and heart disease

16 April 2021

An observational study by Queen Mary University of London researchers in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function. The research is presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and published ... [more]

Dr Andrew McPherson

Queen Mary Researcher Awarded Fellowship to Develop New Generation of Digital Musical Instruments

15 April 2021

Dr Andrew McPherson has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering to improve the richness and nuance of digital musical instruments. Despite steady advances in computational modelling of acoustic instrument sounds, digital instruments still lag far behind their traditional counterparts in the nuance of interaction. ... [more]

Professor George Skiadopoulos

What Specialties Do Banks Require?

14 April 2021

Professor George Skiadopoulos, Professor of Finance in the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London, has featured in the Greek newspaper, Kathimerini on the banking industry in the digital era. George said: "The Greek banking industry is being transformed, having entered the era of digital transformation. ... [more]

Professor Kaspar Althoefer

Advancements in Soft Interventional Robotics: What's new since STIFF-FLOP?

12 April 2021

The RoboSoft 2021 workshop, held today, on "Advancements in Soft Interventional Robotics: What's new since STIFF-FLOP?" will provide a review of current technology used in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The workshop is co-organised by Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Professor of Robotics Engineering, Head of Queen Mary's Centre for Advanced Robotics and Queen ... [more]

Professor Christian Beck

Statistical Characterization of Airplane Delays

12 April 2021

The phenomenon of delays in flight arrivals, in the aviation industry, has been an active field of research for a long time. In recent work, a research team, led by Professor Christian Beck, Professor of Applied Mathematics at School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, studied the statistical ... [more]

Dr Peter Waggett, Director, IBM Research, UK

IBM Seminar at Queen Mary's Faculty of Science and Engineering

9 April 2021

Please join us on Thursday 22 April, 10-11.30 am for Science and Engineering's Seminar with IBM. Dr Peter Waggett, Director, IBM Research, UK will deliver a presentation on IBM's 5 year vision for research topics important to IBM. Dr Peter Waggett is IBM UK's Director of Research. He leads teams of researchers ... [more]

Professor Ginestra Bianconi

"Networks of networks in Biology: Concepts, Tools and Applications" by Professor Ginestra Bianconi

9 April 2021

Professor Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary Turing Fellow and Professor of Applied Mathematics at School of Mathematical Sciences, has recently contributed to editing the book: "Networks of networks in Biology: Concepts, Tools and Applications". Book description: Biological systems are extremely complex and have emergent properties that cannot be explained or even ... [more]

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Applications for the September 2021 Programme in Data-Centric Engineering NOW OPEN!

6 April 2021

Queen Mary has been awarded £1.6m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to run a pilot doctorate programme in data-centric engineering designed to provide those with industrial experience with a way into postgraduate research. Funded positions are now available for students who have been out of academia ... [more]

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UK Parliament for Researchers: Two New Online Training Sessions

6 April 2021

Parliament for Researchers: free online training sessions from UK Parliament UK Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit offers free online training sessions for academic researchers and knowledge mobilisers. Dates and details for two new sessions in May 2021 can be found below – book your place now! All our online training sessions have captions ... [more]


March 2021

Queen Mary University of London Whitechapel Campus (Aerial View)

Queen Mary ranks highly in Research England's first Knowledge Exchange Framework results

31 March 2021

Queen Mary University of London has ranked highly in three areas of Research England's inaugural Knowledge Exchange Framework, placing it in the top 10 per cent of institutions for research partnerships and public and community engagement, and the top 20 per cent for IP and commercialisation. Knowledge exchange involves the sharing of ... [more]

Professor Kaspar Althoefer

Robotics Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak

29 March 2021

Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Professor of Robotics Engineering and Head of Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ) at Queen Mary University of London has recently co-written a summary article "Robotics Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak" to the recent Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society magazine (March 2021 edition). ... [more]

Turing's Research Programmes Showcase: Public Policy

Turing's Research Programmes Showcase Events in April 2021

26 March 2021

The final two Turing's Research Programme Showcase events are taking place in April (Public Policy and Finance and Economics). Research programmes showcase: final dates announced Thank you to everyone who has so far attended sessions in our Research Programmes Showcase event series. We're pleased to say that the final sessions ... [more]

Professor Pedro Cutillas

Researchers use machine learning to rank cancer drugs in order of efficacy

26 March 2021

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London, have developed a machine learning algorithm that ranks drugs based on their efficacy in reducing cancer cell growth. The approach may have the potential to advance personalised therapies in the future by allowing oncologists to select the best drugs ... [more]

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Nominations now open for Queen Mary's Engagement and Impact Awards 2021!

25 March 2021

Nominations are now open for QMUL's Engagement and Impact Awards 2021! The awards recognise and reward excellence in public engagement and impact activities happening at Queen Mary. Deadline for nominations 28 April. The Engagement and Impact Awards recognise and reward excellence in public engagement and impact activities happening at Queen Mary. The ... [more]

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Turing's AI for Arts and Humanities

22 March 2021

The Turing's "Data Science for Science and Humanities" programme is keen to engage with academic researchers in arts and humanities across the Turing University network. This is an active and growing area of research at the Turing, and we would love to get more people involved. We have several special ... [more]

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Accenture Turing Strategic Partnership: Expression of interest (Data sharing): Apply Now!

19 March 2021

The Finance and Economics programme at The Turing brings together leading experts in data science, machine learning, finance and the social sciences, from both academia and industry to tackle the most challenging questions by producing world-leading research with significant impact. We inform public policy and enable trusted, research-led thought leadership. ... [more]

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New Community Connections Grant Scheme

18 March 2021

New Community Connections Grant Scheme - open now! Would you like to run an activity to connect with your neighbours, local residents in your street or estate, or with community organisations? Apply for up to £500 as part of the Queen Mary Community Connections grant scheme. For more details and to ... [more]

#QMConversations, 9-16 April 2021

IADS members take part in Queen Mary's Arts and Culture Conversations Week

17 March 2021

Queen Mary University of London is set to hold a week-long celebration of the art of conversation which will run from 9 to 16 April. In 2020, Arts and Culture at Queen Mary University of London invited UK-based artists to converse with academics from across the university, using its Higher Education Innovation Fund. ... [more]

Dr Magda Osman

Subsidies most effective way to encourage sustainable food choices

17 March 2021

Subsidising low carbon emission meals could encourage more people to choose them, according to new research., led by Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology at School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Turing Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. The study investigated the impact of different interventions on ... [more]

ICWSM 2021 Mediate Workshop

Call for Papers: Mediate Workshop, International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2021

12 March 2021

The second Mediate workshop will be held virtually on June 7th, 2021, as part of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). The main goal of the workshop is to bring together media practitioners and technologists to discuss new opportunities and obstacles that arise in the modern era ... [more]

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Second IADS sandpit event on Artificial Intelligence for Humanities and Social Sciences a success!

11 March 2021

Queen Mary's Institute of Applied Data Science delivered its second sandpit event this academic year on Thursday, 11 March 2021. IADS sandpit events are a new initiative, started in academic year 2020/21 and led by Professor Adrian Bevan, Deputy Director of IADS and Head of Particle Physics Research Centre at Queen Mary's School ... [more]

Professor Sandra Eldridge

Why promising results from a large clinical trial into vitamin D and COVID-19 may not be all that they seem

10 March 2021

Sandra Eldridge is Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In this blog post, Professor Eldridge discusses the recent excitement around some promising clinical trial results that suggest that vitamin D ... [more]

Professor Steffen Petersen

Having an unhealthy heart could lead to a higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19

9 March 2021

People with unhealthy heart structures and poorer functioning hearts have a significantly higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19 infection, according to research by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (The University of Southampton). The researchers made use of the comprehensive ... [more]

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Call for Proposals: Truth and Trust Online Conference 2021

9 March 2021

Conference for Truth and Trust Online, Oct 7-8 2021 (virtual), invites submissions of technical papers and talk proposals. We welcome technical papers of the following types: surveys, methods, reproduction papers, resource papers, case studies. Talk proposals from all interested parties and stakeholders on online media, including academics, startups and large industry, ... [more]

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IADS Artificial Intelligence for Humanities and Social Sciences Sandpit Event

8 March 2021

Queen Mary's Institute of Applied Data Science is organising a sandpit event this Thursday for academics and researchers to discuss new ideas for cross-disciplinary research within the areas of artificial intelligence / data science / humanities and social sciences. The IADS AI for Humanities and Social Sciences sandpit event is scheduled for ... [more]

Professor Johanna Gibson

Could The Simpsons replace its voice actors with AI deepfakes?

8 March 2021

This was as covered in Wired Professor Johanna Gibson Johanna Gibson, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary has been featured in the Wired on the law around advances in computing power and how Deepfake technology could mean that shows like The Simpsons could replace its voice cast with ... [more]

Dr Lucas Lacasa

Contact-tracing apps help reduce COVID infections, data suggest

8 March 2021

This article was originally published in Nature on 22 February 2021. Evaluations find apps are useful, but would benefit from better integration into health-care systems. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of countries have deployed digital apps that attempt to identify people exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and stop onward ... [more]

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Women in Science and Engineering WISE@QMUL International Women's Day 2021 Virtual Conference

8 March 2021

Women in Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London (WISE@QMUL) was originally set up in 2009 as an informal student group for discussion of female participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This year, we aim to strengthen our existing networks and form new collaborations outside of ... [more]

Computer-generated virtual unfolding of the sealed letter

Secrets of sealed 17th century letters revealed by dental X-ray scanners

2 March 2021

In a world first, an international team of researchers has read an unopened letter from Renaissance Europe – without breaking its seal or damaging it in any way. The research, published in Nature Communications, describes how an X-ray scanner used in dental research and 'virtual unfolding' allowed the interdisciplinary team to ... [more]


February 2021

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Book your place at The Turing presents: AI UK

26 February 2021

The Alan Turing Institute is delighted to announce that registration has opened for The Alan Turing Institute's landmark event, AI UK. The Institute's highly anticipated two-day online showcase of the very best of UK academic work in artificial intelligence and machine learning will bring together leading thinkers, innovative businesses and ... [more]

Dr Gareth Tyson

New tool reveals security and privacy issues with contact tracing apps

26 February 2021

Researchers have developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with Covid-19 contact tracing apps. COVIDGuardian, the first automated security and privacy assessment tool, tests contact tracing apps for potential threats such as malware, embedded trackers and private information leakage. Using the COVIDGuardian tool, cybersecurity experts assessed 40 Covid-19 ... [more]

Professor Greg Slabaugh

Fostering Collaborations in Digital and Data Science

25 February 2021

This blog post was originally published in The National Centre for Universities and Business on 23 February 2021. By Greg Slabaugh, Professor of Computer Vision and AI at Queen Mary University of London Universities and businesses can achieve large mutual benefits by working together. Universities are keen to show real-world impact by ... [more]

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Turing Data Study Group April 2021 Programme

18 February 2021

Apply to attend The Turing next Data Study Group (12-30 April 2021)! The Alan Turing Institute is inviting applications for the next Turing Data Study Group taking place in April. Data Study Groups are intensive, collaborative hackathons which bring together organisations from industry, government, and the third sector, with talented multi-disciplinary ... [more]

Professor Greg Slabaugh

Expression of Interest call: NEtwork for Medical Image Computing

17 February 2021

Queen Mary Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) is organising a new cross-university network, called the NEtwork for Medical Image Computing (NEMIC). NEMIC aims to unite researchers (academics, postdocs and PhD students) across the University who are performing (or interested) in research relating to medical image computing and related healthcare applications – ... [more]

Dr Elena Doldor

New study shows that men receive more actionable feedback than women in the workplace

16 February 2021

A new study led by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on the way in which women's advancement into senior leadership roles remains slower than men's. Published in the Harvard Business Review, the study explored differences in the developmental feedback received by men and ... [more]

Oishi Deb

Celebrating Queen Mary Women in Science

11 February 2021

The UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) aims to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities. On this day, Queen Mary University of London is celebrating some of our students, staff and alumni from across the Faculty of Science and ... [more]

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Applications welcome for Queen Mary DeepMind PhD Studentship in AI or Machine Learning

9 February 2021

Queen Mary University of London is inviting applications for the DeepMind PhD Studentship for September 2021. The DeepMind PhD Studentship programme is established at Queen Mary University of London in partnership with leading British AI company, DeepMind. The PhD Studentship supports and encourages under-represented groups, namely female and Black researchers, to ... [more]

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Turing Internship Network Spring 2021 scheme is now Open!

9 February 2021

The Alan Turing Institute is delighted to share with you the details of a new round of the Turing Internship Network, a programme which is designed in collaboration with our business partners and in the aim of enhancing our training offering for doctoral students. Internships are aimed at PhD students. ... [more]

Professor Trevor Graham

AI technology could transform cancer treatment

8 February 2021

A transformational cancer treatment is on the horizon after researchers developed a potentially "game-changing" technique for suppressing tumours. For the first time, scientists have found a way to successfully predict and control the way that cancer cells mutate – manipulating them in ways that make them weaker and easier to treat ... [more]

Professor Claude Chelala

SNPnexus: A valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19

8 February 2021

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London, have released a web-based tool called SNPnexus COVID (https://www.snp-nexus.org/v4/covid/) to streamline the analysis of host genetic sequencing data and allow for the identification and prioritisation of genetic variants that may impact an individual's susceptibility ... [more]

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Find an Expert tool - do not forget to update your profile

8 February 2021

It is important to update your online staff profile, or those of the academics you work with, as soon as possible so they are easily searchable using the new Find an Expert tool on the Queen Mary website. If you would like to update a staff profile yourself but do ... [more]

Professor Yang Hao

Scientists propose new way to detect emotions using wireless signals

3 February 2021

A novel artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on wireless signals could help to reveal our inner emotions, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. The study, led by Professor Yang Hao, Dean for Research (Science and Engineering) and IADS Member of Governance Board, and published in the ... [more]

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IADS PhD Student Forum kicks off today!

2 February 2021

The IADS PhD Student Forum initiative had its kick-off event today! This event was led and organised by 3 PhD students from across Queen Mary University of London: Saeid Ghafouri, PhD Student in Cloud Computing and Machine Learning, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Midori Lucille Calmon, PhD student in ... [more]


January 2021

Dr Magda Osman

How making time for a 'power hour' every day can help you achieve your 2021 goals

28 January 2021

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology at School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and Turing Fellow at Queen Mary spoke to The Stylist about how setting realistic expectations for how we spend our time could be the key to success. Magda said: "If you see making time for yourself ... [more]

Dr Gareth Tyson

IADS Researchers Recognised at the annual Faculty of Science and Engineering Celebration Evening

28 January 2021

On Wednesday 20 January the Queen Mary University of London Faculty of Science and Engineering came together to celebrate staff success at this year's Faculty Celebration Evening. Over 300 staff joined the meeting to reflect on the achievements and challenges faced throughout last year and congratulate colleagues on their individual and collective ... [more]

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Commuting patterns could explain higher incidence of Covid-19 in Black Americans

28 January 2021

The disproportionately high Covid-19 infection rates observed in Black Americans could be linked to their daily commuting patterns, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The research found that increased exposure to other ethnic groups, for example as a result of an individual's ... [more]

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Study provides first real-world evidence of Covid-19 contact tracing app effectiveness

27 January 2021

An international research collaboration, involving scientists from the UK, US and Spain, has shed new light on the usefulness of digital contact tracing (DCT) to control the spread of Covid-19. The study, published in Nature Communications, assessed the effectiveness of the Spanish DCT app, Radar COVID, following a 4-week experiment ... [more]

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Queen Mary institutes receive funding for state-of-the-art high performance computing facility

20 January 2021

The Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) and the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) have been successful in their joint application for internal funds to create a High Performance Computing facility at Queen Mary. High Performance Computing (HPC), refers to computer systems with extremely high computational power that are designed to ... [more]

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IADS PhD Student Forum - Launch

19 January 2021

We are launching the IADS PhD Student Forum initiative today. The IADS PhD Student Forum is the PhD student branch of IADS. It is organized by PhD students for PhD students, spanning all faculties at QMUL. The current advancements of AI and machine learning have changed the way we tackle ... [more]

Professor Nick Bryan-Kinns

The hidden genius of Blob Opera – and how it could get even smarter

14 January 2021

Professor Nick Bryan-Kinns, Professor of Interactive Design, and Dr Marcus Pearce, Senior Lecturer in Music Perception and Cognition, have recently contributed to the Science Focus article: "The hidden genius of Blob Opera – and how it could get even smarter." Blob Opera the machine learning experiment, developed by Google and AI ... [more]

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Scientists publish open resource to help design 'greener' energy systems

12 January 2021

Researchers have created a database of measurements from existing global power grid systems that will help develop new power systems capable of meeting changing demands, such as the move towards renewable energy sources. For the study, the researchers collected power grid data from 17 locations across three continents and covering 12 synchronous ... [more]

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Call for projects for Queen Mary Impact Fund is now OPEN!

12 January 2021

IADS researchers are now encouraged to apply for the Queen Mary Impact Fund programme. Queen Mary Impact Fund programme is our new, harmonised approach to allocating Queen Mary internal impact funds. Queen Mary Impact Fund offers financial support for Queen Mary researchers carrying out impact-enabling projects with a focus on ... [more]

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Turing Research Programmes Showcase Series

11 January 2021

We wish to attract your attention to new interesting event series organised by Turing. It is a series of showcase seminars presenting activities, achievements and plans of all 8 programmes currently supported by the Alan Turing Institute. Research Programmes Showcase: Data Science for Science, 12 Jan 2021, 10.30-12.00 Research Programmes Showcase: Health and ... [more]

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Evolutionary Dynamics of Higher-Order Interactions in Social Networks

11 January 2021

We live and cooperate in networks. However, links in networks only allow for pairwise interactions, thus making the framework suitable for dyadic games, but not for games that are played in larger groups. This research paper, led by Professor Vito Latora, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Chair of Complex Systems and ... [more]

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Call for Applications for the Turing Enrichment Scheme now Open!

8 January 2021

The Turing Enrichment Scheme is now open for applications in 21/22 to PhD students. The scheme supports PhD student placements at the Turing Institute. This could be an excellent opportunity for PhD students whose Research ties in with AI and Data Science. Note that is no 'typical' Enrichment student, and we ... [more]

Professor Conrad Bessant

Investigating mental and physical disorders associated with COVID-19 in online health forums

7 January 2021

Queen Mary Turing Fellows: Dr Fabrizio Smeraldi from School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Professor Conrad Bessant from School of Biological and Chemical Sciences have recently published an article on their study investigating the mental and physical disorder associated with COVID-19 in online health forums. The study, co-led ... [more]

Professor Claude Chelala

£6.7M investment to harness the power of NHS patient data and develop targeted care

7 January 2021

Barts Life Sciences – a partnership between Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust – has been awarded £6.7m by Barts Charity to research new ways to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. The diseases that will be studied include COVID-19, cancer, heart disease ... [more]

Dr Magda Osman

Could a wristband or certificate allow you out of lockdown after a negative coronavirus test?

6 January 2021

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology and Turing Fellow at Queen Mary has written an opinion piece for The Conversation discussing whether freedom passes based on negative test results could offer a way to avoid placing restrictions on everyone. This approach was recently adopted in Slovakia, where the government ... [more]