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Albert Wallace

Albert Wallace

Graduate Engineer, Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Albert Wallace, Graduate Engineer, Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.What attracted you to the scheme?

Autonomous vehicles are the future and have the potential to reshape how the world operates. The opportunity to work at a world leading department on my own campus was unmissable to me.

A typical day as a Graduate Engineer

I usually start by planning out the problems that need solving for the day or identifying issues or features that can be added to improve my code, solving them on paper or by researching common methods in the literature and then implementing the solutions in python or Matlab. I usually finish the day with a catch up with my supervisor to discuss what has been done and what direction to head in.

What projects have you worked on so far?

  • Data Analysis of traffic accident data
  • Measurement of the Radar cross sections of standard roadside objects for simulation
  • Investigation into using SUMO (traffic simulator) for human factors research
  • Creation of a requirements formalisation toolchain

Why should someone apply?

You should apply to this scheme because it’ll put you into one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with autonomous vehicles projected to being worth £62 billion to the UK economy. The scheme has helped me develop skills that make are valuable in this field where there is a large skill deficit. The WMG graduate scheme ensures that we are all well rounded, educated first class engineers!

What are the best parts of the scheme?

The best parts of the scheme are the varied and interesting projects I have been able to take part in and the freedom and autonomy the supervisors gave me to pursue my own ideas and avenues of research.