Digital Communications

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

This project combines novel low-THz (LTHz) sensor development with advanced video analysis, fusion and cross learning. Using the two streams integrated within the sensing, information and control systems of a modern automobile, we aim to map terrain and identify hazards such as potholes and surface texture changes in all weathers, and to detect and classify other road users (pedestrians, car, cyclists etc.).

Research Themes: 

  • Communications
  • Signal and Image Processing

On Wednesday 10 July, students from the School of Engineering, the School of Informatics and other universities outside of the UK took part in a lightning presentation event. The Two-Minute Project Presentation event marks the mid-point of the School’s summer internship programme and provides students with an opportunity to showcase the projects they have been working on, while also practising their presentation skills.

Winner of the Two-Minute Project Presentation event, Eduards Berzins (third from left) is presented with prize by PhD student Evangelos Kafantaris, alongside runners-up, Courtney Blain (second from left) and Doga Satir (second from right) and other judging panel members, Professor Tim Stratford and Naomi Imms

Fifth year School students Tze Liang Chee (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) and Nikolay Momchev (Electronics and Electrical Engineering), have won the Telegraph STEM Awards 2019 Innovation Challenge category for their proposal for a robotic strawberry picking device.

Nikolay Momchev (left) and Tze Liang Chee (right), fifth year students who won the Telegraph STEM Awards Innovation Challenge 2019 (Photo credit: Telegraph)

Staff and students from the School were recognised in two categories at the University’s Sustainability Awards 2018 during a ceremony on 28 March 2019. Institute of Energy Systems PhD student Zihao Li won Silver in the Student Residence category, while the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab took Bronze in the Labs category.

Sustainability Award recipients: (from left to right) IES PhD student Zihao Li wins Silver in the Student Residence category; Dr Rupert Myers, Mr Gordon Paterson and Dr Enzo Mangano of the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab take Bronze in the Labs category

On Monday 4 March, over 100 guests gathered for a special public panel discussion to explore emerging engineering technologies and their future role in society. Organised jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering, this was the final event in the School’s year-long series of celebrations marking 150 years since the University was granted the UK’s first Regius Chair of Engineering.

L-R: Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL) chairs a panel discussion with Brian Gerardot (Heriot-Watt University), Colin McInnes (University of Glasgow) and Susan Rosser (University of Edinburgh)

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