ESD Group Christmas Party9th December 2010
The ESD Christmas Party was held this evening at an Indian Restaurant in the centre of Southampton. Everyone seemed to have a very enjoyable evening, and the restauarant even had a magician touring the tables all night (see the photo)! This created some controversial discussions on how the tricks may have worked, and also a lot of confusion over what was happening (I think some people were beginning to believe in magic)!
Hui Huang enjoying the magic tricks!
After the meal, a group of us continued the celebrations afterwards in the Red Lion, a pub in Southampton that dates back to 1148AD!
Research Featured in New Scientist12th September 2013
Our research into the use of smartphones to for biodiversity monitoring has been featured in New Scientist.
The New Forest Cicada is the only cicada native to the UK and, having not been seen for many years, is at great danger of becoming extinct. One of my PhD students, Davide Zilli, is investigating whether or not the millions of annual visitors to the New Forest National Park can be turned into mobile biodiversity sensors, using the smartphones that they carry with them.
"Biologists lik... [more]
Tactile Device Research on BBC Arabic's 4Tech show25th February 2012
Dr Sara Demain and I were interviewed by Nassim Ramadan of BBC Arabic's 4Tech show. 4Tech is considered to be the main Technology show in the Middle East and North Africa, watched by around 20 million people. During the interview, we explained our research into the use of tactile devices to help people regain movement and sensation when they are recovering from a stroke.
The interview was a somewhat strange experience, with all questions first being asked in Arabic (for which we had no idea w... [more]