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Smart Systems Group Announced as Network Awards 2020 Finalists

Professor David Flynn will represent the Smart Systems Group and Heriot-Watt University at the Network Awards 2020, as a finalist in the Partner Initiative of the Year in collaboration with Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN). The Network Awards reward individuals and organisations who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the energy networks space. Now in its […]


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Smart Systems Group to Attend Offshore Technology Conference 2020, Houston

The Smart Systems Group will be represented at the Offshore Technology Conference 2020, following the acceptance of a technical paper advancing seminal work in non-invasive sensing of applied loads in geomaterials via millimetre-wave radar. Working in collaboration with the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, also at Heriot-Watt University, Jamie Blanche will present “Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave […]


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Congratulations to Dr. Andoni and SSG Team for AAMAS 2020 Paper Acceptance

The Smart Systems Group team are proud to announce the publication of research led by Dr. Merlinda Andoni at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. “Strategic Decision-Making for Power Network Investments with Distributed Renewable Generation” represents one of 186 (23% of works submitted for publication) that were accepted as full papers, so […]


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Knowledge Exchange Champion of the Year Finals 2020

The founder of the Smart Systems Group, Professor David Flynn, has been announced as a finalist in the Interface Awards in the category of Knowledge Exchange Champion of the Year 2020. This award recognises an individual in academia, business or a business support organisation who has made an outstanding contribution and played a pivotal role […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Wenshuo Tang attends IEEE OCEANS

Smart Systems Group Research Associate, Wenshuo Tang, attended IEEE OCEANS in Seattle in October 2019 to present two publications. Wenshuo’s research focuses on the application of advanced machine learning techniques in asset health management and prognostics in different energy systems. IEEE OCEANS is a bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, […]


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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.


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