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Future electricity distribution networks with mass deployment of network equipment sensors and instrumentation, millions of smart meters, small-scale embedded generation, and responsive load will generate vast amounts of data requiring near to real-time analysis. Cloud and grid computing will enable scalable data mining, feature extraction, and near to real-time state estimation. These and other high performance computing tools and techniques have been recently developed to cost-effectively solve large scale computational challenges in areas such as genomics, biomedicine, particle physics and other major scientific and engineering fields that require similarly scalable communications, computation and data analysis. Based on such recent success it was the aim of this research project is to develop a new generation of distribution network management systems that exploit novel near to real-time high performance computing (HPC) solutions with inherent security and intelligent communications for smart distribution network operation and management.
HiPerDNO project has successfully designed, built, and demonstrated...
The focus of this research is to consolidate high-quality research in computing-related topics and themes.
The centre conducts research related to the use and management of Information & Digital Technologies and Information Management in complex organisations.
Its aims are to:
foster a supportive and stimulating research environment
enable staff to undertake research and realise their potential
support research students to get a valued and beneficial research training
promote research activities and enhance them through research collaboration, and knowledge and technology transfer
The centre constitutes a multidisciplinary approach to studying a range of social, economic and technological issues. It focuses on the application of novel technologies and innovative business models to enable organisations to embrace new technologies and work practices.
We collaborate closely with industry and academia locally and internationally. We have been successful in securing EU funding and have successfully collaborated on many knowledge transfer projects with industry, as well as collaborations through joint research supervision.
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This research consolidates work in international business to focus on the two key areas of employment relations and human resource management.
This research group has continued to expand its activity by developing further international collaboration and building capacity in terms of research active staff and postgraduate students. There are two key themes of the work currently undertaken by the group.
The first theme is employment relations research. The group has a long standing interest in this area and the research has a strong comparative element focused on four key contemporary themes within the area: employee voice, conflict management, work life issues, and employment relations in SMEs. More recent work focusing on African employment relations is developing further the comparative element.
The second theme is the exploration of the political and institutional environment of business and there has been a considerable contribution to the institutions of global economic relations and political elites. Other work...
This proposal will enable institutions without permanent digital humanities specialists to create and manage large and complex digital collections through a complete open-source archive ecosystem. Without structured annotation metadata digital collections cannot be searched effectively unless the software has been customised to the collection. The goal is to deliver a complete infrastructure for pan-European collections, thereby solving the sustainability challenges posed by rapidly evolving applications technology.
Interdisciplinarity and a commonality of approaches to the study of modern and contemporary China characterise the work of the consortium:
Universitat Heidelberg (UHEI), the lead partner, has developed the Tamboti multi-platform open source facility. Professor Barbara Mittler, whose pioneering work on digital technologies in the humanities set the foundations for making China materials accessible through multimedia resources, will be the Principal Investigator.
University of Westminster’s Data Futures Laboratory led by Professor Peter Cornwell, creator of the freizo digital collection migration platform, will be the project coordinator; Professor...
Researchers are active in a number of areas of applied research relating to materials and sustainability, and robotics and materials testing.
Materials and Sustainability research is wide ranging, covering novel materials and structures for photovoltaic (PV) devices, growth and processing of electronic and functional thin films, processing and applications of functional oxides, condensed matter theory, surface engineering including the development of new materials and coating processes, structural applications of high strength and high performance materials, sustainable design and life cycle assessment.
Robotics and Materials Testing research targets intelligent, automated and robotic systems for the non-destructive testing and inspection of large critical infrastructure, often located in remote and hazardous environments. Wall climbing, swimming, pipe crawling and mobile robots capable of deploying a range of NDT techniques have been developed. The group has state-of-the-art facilities and has attracted significant levels of funding from sources such as EPSRC, EU, TSB and industry.
£2.50M in research...
08/05/2016 - 17/11/2018
The EU Trust Fund for Africa’s work aims to support stabilisation and address the root causes of irregular migration and displacement in the Horn of Africa.
Dr Laura Hammond, Head of Development Studies at SOAS University of London at the time of the award, has been awarded a €4million contract with the European Commission to direct a Research and Evidence Facility in support of the EU Trust Fund for Africa's work.
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2020
Professor Francesca Orsini, Chair of the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS), has been awarded an ERC advanced grant of €2.5 million to study world literature from the perspective of multilingual societies.
The sizable grant will be used to fund Professor Orsini’s current research project, titled ‘Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies: For a New Approach to World Literature’, which will explore the numerous, often fractured, and non-overlapping worlds of literature.
Working through the National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF), Brunel created a ‘sustainable model’ for waste reduction specific to the company’s production processes.
The CDVAX project addresses a bacterial nosocomial pathogen, Clostridium difficile, of significant importance to Europe for four clear reasons:
The bacterium carries multiple drug resistance that has been shown to transfer from strain to strain and from animals to humans
Control of the disease in humans requires an extensive regimen of antibiotics
The disease produces four-times as many mortalities as MRSA and is the leading hospital-acquired infection
There is currently no marketed vaccine, or development stage vaccine able to prevent both primary infection and relapse
Current vaccine strategies under development are based on injection of bacterial toxoids, a classical systemic approach. While some efficacy is seen it is now accepted that to effectively vaccinate against C. difficile infection (CDI) the vaccine must confer the induction of mucosal antibodies at the site of infection and induce an immune response able to decolonise C. difficile from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Decolonisation is necessary to prevent recurrence of...
The Performing Places website was created to disseminate innovative and practical performing arts interventions arising from an AHRC funded research project funded called ‘Challenging Place’ (Title abbreviated from AH/I000364/1). Challenging Place asked whether performance-related practices could ease or enhance personal feelings about local place. In an age of unwelcome rootedness as well as extensive movement and dislocation, it was found that such active engagement can make a difference to people’s lives.
From 2011 to 2014, Professor Sally Mackey (Applied Theatre) from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, led a co-investigative team with Aberystwyth University (Margaret Ames and Professor Mike Pearson) to work with three community arts organisations:
Cyrff Ystwyth, Aberystwyth, is a disabled and non-disabled performance company. With some members being longstanding, this project enabled a reconsideration of their local heritage and rurality to produce a new site-responsive performance to place and environment. Here, performance was used...