UKRI Citizen Science Collaboration Grants, deadline 9 September
UKRI is launching a new funding scheme with up to £375,000 available to support multidisciplinary research collaborations that spread citizen science methods into new fields of research and involve citizens to address societally-relevant issues.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 is from Monday 9 May - Sunday 15 May. The theme for the week this year is loneliness. MPLS are once again planning a programme of activity Monday - Friday of that week. We hope you can join us!
By Zheng Xiong, AIMS CDT Student. Despite that robots driven by hard-coded instructions have achieved great success in the past decades, their applications are still quite limited in highly controlled scenarios due to the lack of adaptability to flexible environments with unforeseen variations. Reinforcement learning (RL) has the potential to tackle these challenges.
By Dominik Kloepher, AIMS CDT Student. In this project, we looked at the task of camera localization: given a number of images of a scene (a room, a street, …) and the positions and viewing directions from which they were taken (together, these are the camera pose), can we determine the camera pose from which a new, unseen image was taken? A method that could do so reliably and quickly would find use in many different fields, from robotics and autonomous driving to augmented reality applications.
AWS blog on the Oxford X-Reality Hub Ed Tech project, which set out to investigate how virtual reality (VR) could transform the classroom experience and close the gap between disadvantaged groups of pupils who statistically do less well than their peers.
Elephants generate a wide range of vocalisations to communicate with one another, such as snorts, trumpets and infrasonic rumbles. Since these rumbles are so low frequency, they cannot be heard by the human ear, but can be detected either by microphones or seismometers.
Dr Martine Abboud talks about her scientific journey as a first-generation graduate, how to maintain life-work balance and the various enterprise-related opportunities a science researcher can access in Oxford.
Dr Martine Abboud is a passionate advocate of being an enterprising researcher and as one of the 2019 Forbes European ’30 under 30 to watch’ she can attest to the challenges of maintaining a life-work balance. Over an MPLS Enterprising Women: Lunch and Learn session she shared her scientific journey as a first-generation graduate and her experiences of the various enterprise-related opportunities that science researchers can access in Oxford, including her participation in the RisingWISE programme, jointly run between Oxford and Cambridge.
Find out how Prof Angela Russell combines the worlds of business and research through Oxtem, a company she co-founded, and still find time for family life.
Prof Angela Russell embodies being an enterprising academic: she holds a professorial appointment which spans different departments and divisions, and combines the worlds of business and research through Oxstem, the company which she co-founded. Find out how she has navigated these different elements to achieve win: wins and still find time for family life