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Engineering UG student wins best presentation prize

Many congratulations to Mr Sean Perry - 4th year UG student at the School of Engineering - who recieved the top award at the International Conference for Undergraduate Research (ICUR - 2015) held at Warwick on 29-30 September 2015.

Sean was awarded “Best Oral Presentation Prize” for his talk ‘Modelling of the Interconnection between Heart Rate and Respiration at pre-selected Respiration Frequencies’. The third annual International Conference ICUR-2015 saw over 300 undergraduate students present their research via video conference in 65 internationally linked sessions over 42 hours. The conference was held concurrently in Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States.

Sean's UG project was supervised by Dr Natasha Khovanova and he is in the School's Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine Theme. Sean continues his research this year.

Engineering PhD students win best presentation and poster prizes

Many congratulations Ms Torgyn Shaikhina and Ms Yan Zhang, who were recognised by the top awards at the [id]2Ox inter-disciplinary inter-DTC Student Conference Oxford, which took place on 26-27 June, 2014. Torgyn was awarded “Best Oral Presentation Prize” sponsored by AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly for her talk on "Predicting mechanical strength of trabecular bone in severe osteoarthritis using neural networks". Yan won “Best Poster Prize Runner-up” for her poster titled ‘Stochastic modelling of subcutaneous glucose concentration after meals’.

[id]2Ox is an annual postgraduate conference run by students for students and this year it attracted over 80 participants in a range of Life Sciences and Engineering fields unified under the common theme: “Unravelling complexity in the life sciences: new approaches to biological question”.

Both Torgyn and Yan are supervised by Dr Natasha Khovanova and they are in the School's Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine Theme.

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Pictured: Torgyn Shaikhina receives her presentation prize


Pictured: Yan Zhang receives her poster prize

Oral presentation success for UG students

JWSP Congratulations to third year students, Mr Josh Williams and Mr Sean Perry, on successful oral presentation of their research project at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) in Nottingham (14 April 2014). Their research work 'Measuring and modelling the interaction between heart rate and respiration for various patterns and frequencies of respiration' has been invited for a publication in the Reinvention journal.

Best poster prize award in the Annual Postgraduate Symposium for PhD students in the School of Engineering

Congratulations to Yan Zhang who recieved Best Poster presentation Award for her research entitled ' Stochastic Modelling of Subcutaneous Glucose Levels by Variational Bayesian Inference Approach' (10 March 2014). This work under supervision of Dr Natasha Khovanova and in collaboration with Dr Tim Holt (Oxfrod university) looks into data driven approaches to modelling of entirely nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of blood glucose variations in peopkle with diabetes.