Recipient of an IEEE Award12th September 2013
I am the recipient of a prestigious "Region 8 IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award" for my continued support of the University of Southampton's fantastic IEEE Student Branch.
Southampton's IEEE Student Branch
The IEEE grant these annual awards to approximately 10 outstanding individuals around the world who, through their work as Counselors and Advisors, exemplify the Institute's commitment to the educational, personal, professional, and technical development of students in IEEE related fields of interest [source: IEEE, 2013].
I have a very strong attachment to the University's IEEE Student Branch, having served on its committee in one form or another for nearly a decade. The student-run branch put on a fantastic and varied programme each year, and have gone from strength to strength since the branch was founded. An example of this can be seen by the other awards that the branch recently won.
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h-index of 1010th October 2013
One of the ways that academics can judge the 'impact' of their research, is by the number of citations that their papers get - in other words, the number other researchers have found a particular paper useful. One of the metrics that is increasingly used to turn this list of numbers into a meaningful statistic for an individual is the h-index.
Put simply, an academic's h-index means that h of their papers has been cited at least h times.
At the time of writing, my h-index is 10 - meaning t... [more]
Davide wins Silver in SET for Britain 20159th March 2015
One of the PhD students in my team, Davide Zilli, won the silver medal (second place) at the SET for BRITAIN 2015 competition at the House of Commons in London. Competing against 59 other PhD students, postdocs and early-career researchers from around Great Britain, Davide presented his poster to researchers and politicians. His poster was on his research into the use of smartphones for biodiversity monitoring, in particular the hunt for the New Forest Cicada. His success also gained him a &poun... [more]