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View the latest news from departments within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine below.

Computer Science News

PETRAS SRF award to Dr Arshad Jhumka to investigate trust in IoT systems

Dr Arshad Jhumka from the department’s Artificial Intelligence research theme has been awarded a grant as PI, under the PETRAS SRF programme, to develop and deploy a trusted edge-based Internet of Things (IoT) network. IoT networks are expected to be deployed as solutions to problems in a wide variety of contexts, from non-critical applications such as smart city monitoring to providing support to emergency services such as critical communications. As IoT devices are resource constrained, execution of resource-hungry applications will be offloaded to edge networks for quick response. Such an infrastructure is open to cyber-attacks and needs to be resilient to attack.

Fri 22 May 2020, 18:16 | Tags: Grants Research

Statistics News and Events

Professor Chenlei Leng elected Fellow of the IMS

Chenlei Leng, Professor of Statistics, University of Warwick, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS). Professor Leng received the award for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of high dimensional statistics, statistical machine learning, model selection and network data analysis.

Created in 1935, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences is a member organisation that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 3,500 active members throughout the world.

https://imstat.org/2020/05/19/ims-names-2020-fellows/

Tue 26 May 2020, 11:13 | Tags: Dept, Science, Faculty of Science

Physics Department News

Searching for heavy higgs bosons with tau pairs.

A Higgs boson matching that predicted in the Standard Model was found in 2012. However, many theories such as string theory, which attempts to unite quantum mechanics and gravity, tells us there should be at least four more. ATLAS has just published a search for a second Higgs boson, with a mass between 2 and 20 times that of the first, decaying to pairs of tau leptons. In many models this search is the most sensitive yet - but still no evidence for another Higgs boson is found.


News @ Warwick Chemistry


Life Sciences News

Students have answers to the questions about September

Beth Hill, a third year Biomedical Science student, has written a blog highlighting how the pandemic has had an impact on higher education.
Read her Wonkhe blog (28 May 2020).

Fri 29 May 2020, 10:20 | Tags: Biomedical Science Study Faculty of Science

School of Engineering News


WMG News

Dr Siddartha Khastgir re-elected to the IMechE Council of Members

WMG’s Head of Verification and Validation for Intelligent Vehicles, Dr Siddartha Khastgir, has been re-elected to the IMechE Council.

The results were announced at the Institute’s AGM on Wednesday (27th May).

Siddartha KhastgirDr Khastgir said: “I am excited and honoured to be re-elected to the IMechE Council of Members. As a society, and as an Institution, we are in a critical juncture, and it is important to ensure that we re-think the future of the engineering profession. We need to be creative in our new approaches -addressing the challenges of education and manufacturing which the pandemic has highlighted.

“I have volunteered at the Institution for over 11 years now, and I am honoured to be given this opportunity, by wider IMechE membership, to be part of this journey and work with fellow Council members and IMechE Trustees.”

Fri 29 May 2020, 14:33 | Tags: Intelligent Vehicles Athena Swan

Maths

Oct 2019 We are sorry to report the death of Professor Elmer Rees

We are sorry to report that Professor Elmer Rees, from the first cohort of PhD students in Warwick, died on 4th October 2019.

Sun 13 Oct 2019, 23:09 | Tags: People, Mathematics

News from Medical School

Women’s health services adapting well to COVID-19, but concerns remain for long-term: new survey

Survey by WMS researchers shows most women’s healthcare units have adopted national guidance on COVID-19 but there are concerns that without greater planning there could be problems that may adversely affect women’s health in the future.

Thu 28 May 2020, 13:51 | Tags: news BMS

Psychology