Digital Communications

Institute for Digital Communications (IDCoM) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Professor Peter Grant, the School’s Emeritus Professor and former Regius Chair of Engineering, has shed new light on the historical development of the measurement of electrical resistance in a journal article published in the Proceedings of the IEEE journal. Professor Grant's article explores the role of his predecessor, Professor Fleeming Jenkin, who was the first Regius Chair of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, in helping to standardise the definition of electrical resistance. 

Left to right: Professor Peter Grant (Proposer), Prof Mike Hinchey (IEEE UKRI Chair), Dr Robert Dent (IEEE History Committee Chair), Prof Jose Moura (IEEE President 2019) with the IEEE Milestone Plaque

The School’s Professor Harald Haas is leading the University’s involvement in INITIATE, an EPSRC-funded project which has just opened a call for collaboration from third party projects to explore the future capabilities of the internet. INITIATE brings together the UK’s expertise in network research and innovation along with operational, state-of the-art facilities at five leading networking labs in the Universities of Bristol, Lancaster, Edinburgh and King’s College London as well as at Digital Catapult, London.

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