Professor David Flynn appointed as Vice-Chair of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in Scotland

Prof. Flynn takes over from former vice chair and now Chair of IET Scotland, Mr Gordon Burrows. Prof. Flynn stated that “During these challenging times it’s vital that we raise awareness about the opportunities, inclusiveness and creativity of engineering. The IET have a long standing, and ongoing commitment, to supporting communities. Personally, it’s a privilege […]


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Upcoming Publications: Acceptance of Publications to IEEE IEMCON 2020

The Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University, would like to congratulate Dr. Jamie Blanche, Daniel Mitchell and their research teams for the notification of acceptance of their publications. These papers are due to be released at the Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) 2020. This conference will be held on the 4-7th of […]


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SSG welcomes Prof. Jiju Antony and Dr. Hebatallah Shoukry to the team

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Jiju Antony and Dr. Hebatallah Shoukry as members of staff at the Smart Systems Group. Prof. Jiju Antony is recognised worldwide as a leader in quality management and Lean Six Sigma methodology for achieving and sustaining process excellence. He is a Professor of Quality Management in the School of Social Sciences […]


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Upcoming Webinar 17th September 2020: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response

We are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar hosted by IEEE Smart Grid, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response” presented by Ioannis Antonopoulos, Benoit Couraud and Valentin Robu of the Smart Systems Group. This event will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 11:00am EDT In the recent years, there has been […]


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Green Energy is Key to Restoring Economy Post-Pandemic

The threat posed to rural economies was starkly highlighted this week when a survey conducted by Orkney businesses, predicted some 3,000 local jobs may be lost, and the amount of money flowing through the local economy could be almost halved, if the worst impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are realised. “Investment in green-energy projects is crucial […]


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AI Set to Deliver Safer Offshore Work Environments

A new artificial intelligence that is set to boost safety standards in the offshore energy industry is in development. A team of engineers from Heriot-Watt University’s, Smart Systems Group (SSG), say their ambitious project will protect lives and help prevent offshore disasters. Part of the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub, a consortium of five universities including Heriot-Watt, […]


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New Publication: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Energy Demand-Side Response: A Systematic Review

The Smart Systems Group, in collaboration with the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the School of Engineering at University of Edinburgh, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) and Upside Energy are pleased to announce the publication of “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Energy Demand-side Response: A Systematic […]


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New Publication: Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar

Jamie Blanche and Prof. David Flynn of the Smart Systems Group (SSG) are pleased to share their latest publication, “Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar” in IEEE Access. This publication represents collaborative research performed by the Smart Systems Group, the Institute of Geoenergy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and […]


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Innovatus Tech: New Company Startup with Prof. David Flynn

The co-director of the Smart Systems Group, Professor David Flynn, is part of an esteemed team of experienced innovators and entrepreneurs who have created a new company, Innovatus Tech, to unlock the potential of the hydrogen economy. Innovatus are targeting the unmet need in high pressure density storage solutions for hydrogen. Utilising a patented technology, which has […]


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