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Oxford to lead major new project to help establish trust in artificial intelligence

Oxford to lead major new project to help establish trust in artificial intelligence

Computer science Funding Research

The Department of Computer Science will lead the EPSRC-funded project entitled ‘ReEnTrust: Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in Algorithms’, while researchers from the Faculty of Law will play a key role in a related project to make future artificial intelligence systems more transparent and accountable.

Winners announced at inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Awards

Winners announced at inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Awards

Award Equality and Diversity

The first ever Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards were held at Oxford University on 8 May.

Awards and grants for MPLS researchers

Awards and grants for MPLS researchers

Award Chemistry Funding Maths Physics Plant sciences Zoology

Two MPLS academics have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, with a number of other academics receiving awards and significant grants.

MPLS Division to collaborate on new Internet of Things project

MPLS Division to collaborate on new Internet of Things project

MPLS

MPLS is leading Oxford University’s input into the PITCH-In project, which is being led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Newcastle, and industrial and health sector partners. The aim is to drive forward collaboration concerned with the Internet of Things.

Feeling the beat through the elephant's feet

Feeling the beat through the elephant's feet

Earth sciences Research Zoology

Iconic and intelligent creatures, elephants continue to fascinate curious onlookers and scientists alike. Now, a new Oxford University collaboration with Save The Elephants, has shown that elephant behaviour can be determined in a new way: through the vibrations they create.

Measuring earthquakes on Mars

Measuring earthquakes on Mars

Physics Research

Oxford University is to contribute to a new mission to Mars, which will be the first to study the heart of the Red Planet and measure ‘Marsquakes’ from its surface.

Weighing single molecules with light

Weighing single molecules with light

Chemistry

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a light-based measuring technique that could transform our ability to characterise biomolecules.

Extreme beam control

Extreme beam control

Physics Research

An Oxford team has succeeded in stabilising the arrival time of a ‘relativistic’ beam of electrons, travelling at almost the speed of light, to 50 femtoseconds. This overcomes one of the major challenges facing the proposed Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).

Can microbes manipulate our minds?

Can microbes manipulate our minds?

Medical science Research Zoology

Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour, published in Nature Reviews Microbiology.

Photosynthesis in plants key to speedy evolution

Photosynthesis in plants key to speedy evolution

Plant sciences

In a study of 11 different plant species, published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, researchers at the University of Oxford have shown that the speed at which plants evolve is linked to how good they are at photosynthesis.

Scientists identify genetic catalysts that speed up evolution of antibiotic resistance

Scientists identify genetic catalysts that speed up evolution of antibiotic resistance

Zoology

Researchers at Oxford University have shown that it is possible to identify genetic catalysts that accelerate the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria – and that this knowledge could be used to design treatments to stifle the development of resistance.

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Biomedical engineering Medical science Research

Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.

Sweet potato research challenges early contact between America and Polynesia

Sweet potato research challenges early contact between America and Polynesia

MPLS Plant sciences

New research led by Oxford University has revealed that sweet potato likely arrived naturally in Polynesia in pre-human times - challenging the long standing view that one of the world’s most widely used crops was transported from America to Polynesia by people.

Extremely fast dives help peregrine falcons manoeuvre to catch agile prey

Extremely fast dives help peregrine falcons manoeuvre to catch agile prey

MPLS Zoology

Using detailed computer simulations, Oxford University research has revealed why falcons dive at their prey using the same steering laws as man-made missiles.

Oxford to benefit from government funding for research commercialisation

Oxford to benefit from government funding for research commercialisation

Business and Industry Funding Innovation and Enterprise

Oxford is to take part in three new government-funded projects designed to help universities collaborate with each other, and with external organisations, to boost research commercialisation.

Researchers call for volunteers to refine mosquito-detecting app

Researchers call for volunteers to refine mosquito-detecting app

Citizen science Engineering Public Engagement Zoology

Researchers from Engineering Science, Zoology and Kew Gardens have developed a way of alerting people to the presence of mosquitoes with an app that detects their distinctive buzz.

Oxford showcase AI research

Oxford showcase AI research

Computer science Engineering MPLS Oxford Sparks Research Spin out

The University of Oxford demonstrated its artificial intelligence (AI) research with a one-day expo on 27 March 2018...

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