As soon as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK in March 2020, the School of Engineering community joined forces to combat the virus and to mitigate its effects through a range of research and practical activities. Here is an overview of some of the Covid-19-related initiatives our staff, students and alumni have been involved in to date.
A research project led by Dr Javier Escudero has been awarded funding by the Leverhulme Trust. The research will create new data science methods to analyse multiple time series – which are data points indexed in time order – measured by sensors located in different places.
Dr Adam Stokes and Dr Philip Hands from the School of Engineering have each won a Principal’s Innovation Award, a new prize given by the University’s commercialisation service Edinburgh Innovations to help researchers unlock new funding streams for unusual and ground breaking ideas.