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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
Matthew Osborne, Jenny Lantair and a number of their colleagues have collated the results from their first “Drone Safety and Reliability Survey”. They surveyed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) registered commercial operators who fly drones in the ever more complex and congested airspace of Britain. The survey aimed to collate the various failure modes currently observed, […]
The UDT (Undersea Defence Technology Conference & Exhibition) 2019 was held for three days from May 13th to May 15th in Stockholm, Sweden. As part of the conference 16 engineers from the defence sector were tasked with providing a survey of European underwater defence-related companies, and visiting the associated universities and companies in Scotland this […]