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Taking machine learning to the next level

Department of Engineering - Mon, 18/10/2021 - 00:00
Alex Davies talks about his time as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and how it has influenced the work he is doing now at DeepMind.
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INSPIRE project to lead a revolution in photonic integrated circuits

Department of Engineering - Wed, 13/10/2021 - 00:00
The H2020-funded INSPIRE project is leading a revolution in photonic integrated circuits with so-called micro-transfer printing technology and establishment of world-first fabrication platform.
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Christ’s College Engineering Society opens up popular lecture series to all engineers

Department of Engineering - Mon, 11/10/2021 - 00:00
Engineering students and staff are encouraged to attend the Christ’s College Engineering Society (CCES) Lecture Series during Michaelmas term, with speakers confirmed on topics including algorithmic trading, space technology and real-world engineering. 
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Funding awarded to harness the power of machine learning in healthcare and safety-critical applications

Department of Engineering - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 00:00
PhD student James Allingham has been awarded $40,000 in funding to support his machine learning research project with the potential to positively affect health-related or safety-critical applications, such as cancer diagnosis or automated driving, where computational resources are limited.
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Professor Mark Girolami selected as Chief Scientist of The Alan Turing Institute

Department of Engineering - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 00:00
Professor Mark Girolami has been announced as The Alan Turing Institute’s first Chief Scientist, responsible for the creation and delivery of the Institute’s scientific and innovation strategy, as well as its approach to ethics and responsible innovation.
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Ashwin Seshia named 2021 IEEE Fellow

Department of Engineering - Mon, 04/10/2021 - 00:00
Professor Ashwin A. Seshia has been named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to resonant-based inertial and mode-localised sensors.
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Meet Yaw Ansong Snr – engineer, medical doctor and entrepreneur

Department of Engineering - Thu, 30/09/2021 - 00:00
From a young age, Yaw Ansong Snr taught himself how to program computers and this sparked his love for engineering. As he prepares to begin a PhD in the Department’s Bionic Systems Group this October, we caught up with Yaw to reflect on his successes to date and to find out more about his forthcoming research in neurotechnology.
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Pride Banner

Judge Business School - Mon, 27/09/2021 - 17:07

Pride Banner by the artist STIK unveiled at Cambridge Judge Business School on 22 September to show the Business School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

A Pride Banner, created by the artist STIK, depicting two monochrome stick figures holding hands in front of a rainbow backdrop, has been generously given on long-term loan to Cambridge Judge Business School by an anonymous donor.

Created in 2016 as the Hackney Pride Banner to adorn the Hackney Council float in the 2016 London Pride Parade, the artwork was unveiled on 22 September in the Cambridge Judge Simon Sainsbury Centre. The two-metre-high banner will remain on display in the building and will be a visible symbol of Cambridge Judge’s renewed commitment to the core values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Speakers at the event included the new Cambridge Judge Dean, Mauro Guillén, students from the School’s LGBTQIA+ community, professional staff, and faculty.

STIK is a sculptor and painter known for his emotive stick-figure style and dedication to radical social causes. The Hackney-based artist has painted some of the largest public artworks across Europe, Asia, and America, raising awareness of important causes. He has also founded several charitable arts organisations around the world since emerging from the British street art movement of the early 2000s. STIK’s artwork is now in many major international museums and collections, and he continues to work closely with local art communities.

STIK describes his artwork in the following way:

“This protest banner is a symbol of universal love and by bringing it into their home the University of Cambridge are spreading this message for years to come.”

Dean Mauro Guillén, who hosted the event, said:

“At Cambridge Judge Business School, we value the diversity and inclusiveness of our community – from students to staff, alumni and faculty. We are committed to preventing and confronting any form of discrimination in terms of race, ethnicity, place of birth, religious background, health status, gender identity, and psychosexual orientation and sex characteristics.

“We seek to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the world in the task of promoting a sustainable, equitable, diverse, and inclusive future for all. As we celebrate the unveiling of our Pride Banner, we stand together with our LGBTQIA+ community, in recognition of the disrespect, discrimination and animosity that they often face in many parts of the world, including our own.

“We find inspiration and strength in your quest for equality and justice. We are all part of one all-encompassing community of learners focused on bettering the world.

“I wish to emphasise that this event is only the beginning of what will be a long-term commitment on the part of the Business School. We will work to adapt our admissions, student orientation, and the curriculum so that they embrace the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We envision a future in which Cambridge Judge will be a leader and an example to emulate because we believe in the fundamental values of equity and fairness, and because we believe that companies and other organisations will be more effective and add greater social value if they implement EDI.”

In 2019, Cambridge Judge students formed the Pride@CJBS Special Interest Group (SIG) to be a resource network for LGBTQIA+ members of the Cambridge Judge community. The group has hosted activities including a series called “Authenticity at Work”, which included talks by LGBTQIA+ business leaders and others, and events to celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month in the UK.

In November 2020, as part of the newly formed Student Diversity Coalition in collaboration with the Wo+Men’s Leadership and Veterans’ SIGs, Pride@CJBS planned and executed an event entitled “Diversifying the Workplace” which brought thought leaders and global organisations at the forefront of diversity and inclusion together to discuss real-world initiatives and innovations.

Outgoing Pride@CJBS co-chair Rae Yung spoke at the event.

Rae said: “The Pride@CJBS SIG was an absolutely essential resource for our members throughout this challenging year; I’m honoured to have led such an amazing group of people along with my co-chairs Maggie Simpson and Claudia Chau, and I’m thrilled that Dean Guillén is making such a clear statement through this event about Cambridge Judge’s priorities moving forward.”

Incoming ROMBA LGBTQIA+ scholarship recipients Ihor Kravets and Raghav Gupta, who will be co-chairing Pride@CJBS SIG, were also featured speakers.

Ihor said: “It is an honour to join Cambridge Judge and contribute to the development of Pride@CJBS in the moment when the Business School puts special emphasis on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion. It is encouraging to see that the long-term commitment behind matters important to the LGBTQIA+ community is outlined by Dean Guillén through specific plans across all parts of the School’s operations. I hope that the artwork unveiled will not only signify the start of this journey for the School and its commitment towards LGBTQIA+ related matters but will also work as a reminder for each one of us to keep an open mind and learn from each other. Understanding & embracing diversity in all of its aspects is a pivotal part of our learning path for the year ahead, and I encourage us to walk this path together.”

Raghav said: “I am humbled to represent Cambridge Judge as a ROMBA fellow for the 2021/22 academic year and look forward to being co-lead of the Pride@CJBS SIG. I am grateful to the outgoing Pride@CJBS SIG chairs and commend them for their useful contributions in the last year despite the numerous challenges caused by a global pandemic. Much work is still needed for the upliftment and betterment of the LGBTQIA+ community and we have already outlined a plan of action for the upcoming year. Through this art unveiling, a fresh chapter in the University of Cambridge’s Pride history shall unfold. And, with the support of our new Dean, Professor Guillén, I am optimistic that we would bring about some positive changes and create a lasting impact.”

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Multi-million-pound centre at the heart of the digital chemistry revolution appoints UK experts to new advisory board

The Innovation Centre in Digital Molecular Technologies, a multi-million-pound project based at the University of Cambridge, has appointed an External Advisory Board of leading UK experts that will align the centre with both national interests and local priorities in the digital chemistry sector.

https://www.idmt.online/eab
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Professor Janet Lees and Dr Jagjit Singh Srai win Student-Led Teaching Awards

Department of Engineering - Mon, 27/09/2021 - 00:00
Congratulations to Janet Lees, Professor of Civil Engineering and Dr Jagjit Singh Srai, Director of Research at the Institute for Manufacturing, who were presented with Cambridge University Students’ Union Student-Led Teaching Awards. 
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Cambridge researchers elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Department of Engineering - Wed, 22/09/2021 - 00:00
Four researchers from the University of Cambridge are among the leading figures in the field of engineering and technology elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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Cambridge University Eco Racing team get ready for UK solar race event

Department of Engineering - Mon, 20/09/2021 - 00:00
The student society Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) have been taking their four-seater solar-powered car, Helia, to car shows around the UK this summer, with a UK solar car student team race event coming up very soon.
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Real-time drone intent monitoring could enable safer use of drones and prevent a repeat of 2018 Gatwick incident

Department of Engineering - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a real-time approach that can help prevent incidents like the large-scale disruption at London’s Gatwick Airport in 2018, where possible drone sightings at the perimeter of the airport caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
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New Granta Design Lectureship in Engineering

Department of Engineering - Wed, 15/09/2021 - 00:00
Burigede Liu has been appointed the new Granta Design Lectureship in Engineering.
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Collegiate entrepreneurship

Judge Business School - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 15:54

New Entrepreneurship Lab at King’s College, co-directed by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes and Dr Thomas Roulet of Cambridge Judge Business School, launches first cohort.

The inaugural cohort of the new Entrepreneurship Lab programme at King’s College, Cambridge, will launch on 26 September. The Lab’s co-directors are Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, University Senior Lecturer in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge and a Fellow of King’s College, and Dr Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory and Deputy Director of the MBA Programme at Cambridge Judge, Fellow in Sociology at Girton College, and a Bye-Fellow of King’s College.

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes

The 19 students in the first cohort come from a wide range of subjects including computer science, politics, genetics, and economics. They will begin a week-long residential training programme prior to the start of the new academic term, with a series of events, workshops and talks following on throughout the year.

Established thanks to a generous donation, the King’s Entrepreneurship Lab is designed to equip students with entrepreneurial skills and support those wishing to explore a career path in innovation, entrepreneurship and business, with an emphasis on developing sustainable and ethical projects with a positive social and environmental impact. Open to all current King’s students and encouraging diverse entrepreneurs-to-be, the year-long programme will culminate in the opportunity to receive seed funding to take their ideas forward.

Says Kamiar: “We are very excited about launching the Lab on 26 September. The launch will include a panel discussion with Mike Proctor (Provost, King’s College, Cambridge), Gemma Chandratillake (KC, 1997), Malcolm McKenzie (Chair of the Lab Advisory Board, KC 1977), Andy Neely (Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Enterprise and Business Relations, University of Cambridge), and Sarah Wood (KC 1992) on: The Role of Business in Addressing Global Crises and Societal Change.”

Dr Thomas Roulet

Says Thomas: “Despite what one might think, management is a skill that is not only learnt on the job for entrepreneurs – there are many frameworks, ideas and approaches that are crucial for entrepreneurs’ development in order for them to take their ideas to fruition. The objective of this programme is to provide essential business and entrepreneurial skills to King’s College students outside of Cambridge Judge Business School. We hope that they gain the knowledge and interest to explore additional opportunities at Cambridge Judge with the School’s Entrepreneurship Centre or the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.”

Activities of the Lab can be followed on the King’s Entrepreneurship Lab Twitter page.

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Umang Bhatt accepted into the Turing Enrichment Scheme at the Alan Turing Institute

Department of Engineering - Mon, 13/09/2021 - 00:00
PhD student and Mozilla Fellow Umang Bhatt​ has been accepted into the Turing Enrichment Scheme for 2021 at the Alan Turing Institute.
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Gates Cambridge class of 2021 – Amy Jin

Department of Engineering - Wed, 08/09/2021 - 00:00
It was during time spent volunteering as an aquarist, that Amy Jin became interested in how complex mechanisms in nature could be used to generate innovative human health solutions. As she prepares for a PhD in Engineering this October, we caught up with Amy to find out more about her forthcoming research in the field of bioelectronics. 
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EMBA students honoured

Judge Business School - Mon, 06/09/2021 - 11:52

Two recent Executive MBA students at Cambridge Judge Business School, Christie Marr and John Lee, are named to the Best & Brightest Executive MBA list by publication Poets & Quants.

Two recent Executive MBA (EMBA) students at Cambridge Judge Business School, Christie Marr and John Lee (both EMBA 2019), were named among the Best & Brightest Executive MBAs of 2021 by the business school publication Poets & Quants.

The publication’s seventh annual EMBA list recognises students who “personify excellence” through “their contributions to the class, academic performance, extracurricular involvement, professional achievement, and personal intangibles.”

Christie Marr (MBA 2019)

Christie, who is Deputy Director at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, says in the article that while at Cambridge Judge she dusted off her coding skills “to build a prototype web-based mathematics home tutor app. It uses an algorithm-based approach to mimic the dialogue between tutor and tutee”.

“My advice to a student contemplating doing an Executive MBA programme is simply to go for it: it’s very easy to persuade yourself that now isn’t quite the right time. But if you waited for the right time you might never do it, so go for it and enjoy the ride!”, she says.

Dr Khaled Soufani, Director of the EMBA programme at Cambridge Judge, commented: “Christie brought a great deal of passion, drive and ambition to her Cambridge Executive MBA cohort”.

John Lee (MBA 2019)

John, who hails from Sydney, Australia, leads Business Development for the London Stock Exchange Group Accelerator, which looks at emerging technologies in financial services. He was an EMBA class representative, and says he is proud to have helped support classmates through assignments and lectures during the extraordinary period of the global pandemic.

“‘Connection’ and ’empathy’ is everything,” he says in the article. “As individuals and as a cohort, we faced so many challenges and adversities during the pandemic. Many of us were affected in different ways, personally and professionally. But what makes a great leader is the ability to find meaning in what we do and how we do it. And this can be achieved through the connections with those around us.”

Says Dr Khaled Soufani: “John has been a tremendous asset to his Cambridge Executive MBA cohort. During the COVID-19 pandemic, John’s role as a class representative proved invaluable as he acted as a conduit between the class and the Business School.”

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Scientists set out immediate actions and future research priorities to help UK to reach net zero target

Department of Engineering - Mon, 06/09/2021 - 00:00
A new paper by leading UK scientists sets out key solutions and policy actions that should be implemented now, as well as priority research areas for the next decade, if the UK is to reach its net zero target by 2050.
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Cambridge alumna to fly to the International Space Station on her first-ever spaceflight

Department of Engineering - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 00:00
Alumna and NASA astronaut Kayla Barron will experience her first spaceflight when she serves as a mission specialist for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station next month. 
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