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'Escaping the Pointless' research wins undergraduate top prize

Congratulations to 3rd-year undergraduate Jakub Bachurski who won first prize in the Student Research Competition at the Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) 2024 conference.

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Deploying AI to tackle real-world and research challenges

Department of Engineering - 22 hours 15 min ago
Cambridge engineers exploring how innovative applications of AI can be deployed in research and real-world contexts, have been awarded funding in recognition of tools capable of delivering benefits for science and society.
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Department spin-out lowRISC and OpenTitan coalition announce world's first commercial quality open-source chip

Department spin-out lowRISC and the OpenTitan coalition have announced the production of the first commercial quality open-source chip in the world .

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Prof. Ann Dowling wins the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award

Department of Engineering - Mon, 19/02/2024 - 00:00
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest aerospace professional society, has selected Professor Dame Ann P. Dowling as the 2024 Pendray Aerospace Literature Award winner, for her publications on combustion noise.
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Cambridge engineers lead prize-winning idea to tackle societal challenges using AI

Department of Engineering - Thu, 15/02/2024 - 00:00
Dr Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong, Senior Research and Teaching Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), leads a multidisciplinary team announced as a winner of the 'AI-deas' challenge – a new University prize supporting ambitious ideas for how AI can address critical societal issues.
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Meet robots, solve puzzles & make music with code at our Cambridge Festival day

Negotiating with a robot, tackling pirate-themed 'Escape Room' puzzles and making music with code are just some of the activities visitors can try at our Cambridge Festival Open Day on Saturday 16 March 2024.

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360-degree head-up display view could warn drivers of road obstacles in real time

Department of Engineering - Mon, 12/02/2024 - 00:00
Researchers have developed an augmented reality head-up display that could improve road safety by displaying potential hazards as high-resolution three-dimensional holograms directly in a driver’s field of vision in real time.
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Robot trained to read braille at twice the speed of humans

Department of Engineering - Thu, 08/02/2024 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a robotic sensor that incorporates artificial intelligence techniques to read braille at speeds roughly double that of most human readers.
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Danckwerts-Pergamon Prize 2023 awarded to Jana Weber

The 2023 Danckwerts-Pergamon Prize has been awarded to Jana Weber.

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Alumni Profile: Building bridges between researchers and industry

Department of Engineering - Wed, 07/02/2024 - 00:00
Kasun Kariyawasam talks about how his PhD research and contacts helped him to develop a potentially revolutionary way of monitoring the condition of bridges.
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CEB digitally connects labs in Cambridge & Singapore

Researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) have autonomously optimised a chemical reaction by digitally linking labs in Cambridge and Singapore. This breakthrough could help integrate and automate research laboratories around the world, which in turn could dramatically advance...

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Machine learning gives users ‘superhuman’ ability to open and control tools in virtual reality

Department of Engineering - Mon, 05/02/2024 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a virtual reality application where a range of 3D modelling tools can be opened and controlled using just the movement of a user’s hand. 
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Marking 20 years of Women@CL

We are celebrating 20 years of the Department's Women@CL network - which exists to support female and non-binary computer science students here - at a special event this March.

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Alumni profile: Nick Bailey founder of Boost Bikes

Department of Engineering - Mon, 29/01/2024 - 00:00
Alumnus, Nick Bailey has recently launched Boost Bikes a new business to convert road bikes to electric bikes. With a potential congestion charge in Cambridge and the Ultra Low Emission Zone being extended in London, it’s a perfect time to make cycling easier, more accessible and affordable, at a fraction of the cost of buying an e-bike.
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Arkwright Scholars Attend CEB Connect Day

On 16 January we were delighted to host 60 Arkwright Scholars at CEB for a Connect Day supported by the Smallpeice Trust. The students found out more about Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the role our disciplines play in tackling the biggest global challenges.

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Cambridge engineers at the forefront of research in the race to repair potholes

Department of Engineering - Mon, 22/01/2024 - 00:00
Cambridge engineers working on a £17 million 'Digital Roads of the Future' initiative – aimed at jump-starting the digital transformation of our road network – have been interviewed by BBC Breakfast on how their research is helping to automatically detect and tackle potholes on the nation’s roads.
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New admissions tests for 2024

Department of Engineering - Fri, 19/01/2024 - 00:00
The University of Cambridge and Imperial College London are to launch a new joint venture to deliver admissions tests for science, engineering and mathematics-based degree courses. The tests, which will be delivered by global assessments leader, Pearson VUE, aim to improve the experience of students applying for highly competitive undergraduate courses while helping universities to fairly assess the skills of the brightest applicants. 
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Professor Sam Stranks Wins Blavatnik Award

Sam Stranks, Professor of Optoelectronics at CEB, has been recognised as a Finalist in Chemical Sciences

Professor Sam Stranks Wins Blavatnik Award
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Research internship programme offers students from under-represented backgrounds insights into AI research

Research Ready is a new summer internship programme that will offer insights into AI research to students from under-represented backgrounds.

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A long, hard journey

Jessica Man's journey here has been highly unconventional. She traces her route from a remote Hong Kong fishing village, via 20 years in industry, to her place here as an award-winning graduate student.

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