Heriot-Watt University has launched an emergency appeal to help our students. Students are seeing their studies curtailed, exams postponed, jobs cancelled and internships lost. Many students are now in severe financial hardship and are turning to the university for assistance. Heriot-Watt University has many different ways in which it looks to help students, right now […]
Automatic Visual Monitoring of Pylons from Aerial Images
A recent collaboration between the Smart Systems Group and Dundee University has led to an exciting conference paper, titled “Towards the Automatic Visual Monitoring of Electricity Pylons from Aerial Images“. The research from SSG allowed Professor David Flynn to contribute to the shared understanding of critical infrastructure and the need to design robust solutions, allowing […]
UK budget: does it support a transition to a net-zero emissions economy
Dr Sara Walker and Prof David Flynn from the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Innovation analysed what the recent 2020 budget means for the UK energy sector. Their in depth article about the March 2020 budget is available now on the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Innovation website.
Not Equal is a UKRI funded network that looks to create new collaborations between academics, industry and the third sector. They look to ways in which technology may be used to support social justice and to create a fairer future for everyone through the digital economy. A recent open event looked at ways in which […]
New PHM book
Prof. David Flynn and Mr Wenshuo Tang of the SSG contributed their research on prognostics and health management of subsea power cables, as a chapter, to the highly successful book: Prognostics and Health Management of Electronics: Fundamentals, Machine Learning and Internet of Things. The book, co-authored by Prof. Michael Pecht of the University of Maryland, has become one […]
ICSRS Rome 2019
The 4th International Conference on System Reliability and Safety (ICSRS) was held in Rome, Italy this November. Jenny Lantair, a PhD student from the Smart Systems Group represented a number of researchers in their work on the operator’s perception of safety and reliability in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), in the UK. Their research examined the […]
Heriot-Watt University earns hat trick of awards at the 2019 IET Innovation Awards
Wednesday the 13th of November 2019 was the IET Innovation Awards evening, held at the glamorous Brewery, London. The Information Technology award was hotly contested, with teams from Yale, Princeton and Cambridge Universities being shortlisted. Heriot-Watt’s Smart System Group was being represented by Dr. Valentin Robu as co-director of the Network Constraints Early Warning System […]
Dr. Xingyu Zhao at ISSRE
Dr. Xingyu Zhao presented work on assessing the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicles through the use of on the road testing at the 30th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE). He was part of a team of our Smart Systems Group researchers here at Heriot-Watt University, as well as colleagues from University of […]
Low Carbon and Networks Innovation Conference 2019
Professor David Flynn was invited to talk at the 2019 LCN conference at the end of October. He introduced the challenges and opportunities of Big Data analytics in our energy infrastructure. Emphasising the value in close partnership between industry and academia in order to accelerate the innovation cycle required to address the climate emergence challenges.
Winner of the Global Learning and Teaching Award
Congratulations to our own Dr Wolf-Gerrit Fruh, winner of Heriot-Watt’s global learning and teaching award. These annual awards celebrate those staff members who have made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the global student learning experience.